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WATCH: The 4 Best Political Moments From The Emmys

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:06am

Julia Louis-Dreyfus issued a personal apology for the political climate and Jeb Bush called Jimmy Kimmel a "Godless Hollywood Hippie."

This Week In Politics

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

With the first presidential debate just a week away, Steve Inskeep talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who is also editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller.

Voters Are Being Deluged With 'Designed Clamor,' Bill Clinton Says

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:07am

Former President Bill Clinton is in the public eye more than any other past U.S. president. Clinton talks to Steve Inskeep about his wife's presidential campaign.

Study: Violent Crime And Murders Slightly On The Rise This Year In Largest Cities

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:01am

A new study by the Brennan Center for Justice has found violent crime and homicides on the rise this year, but analysts said a small number of cities such as Chicago account for much of the increase.

Bill Clinton: 'It's Hard' To Think About Leaving Foundation

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 4:00am

The former president talks to NPR about the prospect of stepping away from the Clinton Foundation if his wife is elected — and why even false accusations of impropriety can stick.

U.S. Airstrike In Syria Throws Wrench In Cease-Fire Plans

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 4:21pm

A U.S. airstrike on Syrian military forces aligned with Bashar Assad has challenged the already tenuous cease-fire in Syria.

WATCH: Obama Jokes About Trump's Birther Reversal

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 9:13am

"I don't know about you guys, but I am so relieved that the whole birther thing is over," Obama said Saturday night at a dinner hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

What Does Trump's Promise of a Nation "Under One God" Really Mean?

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 7:00am

Trump is promising if he's elected, America will be "one people, under one God, saluting one flag." That worries some advocates for religious freedom.

Does A Tightened Race Give Donald Trump A More Open Path?

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 6:49am

After a summer of enjoying a healthy lead in the polls, Hillary Clinton's lead appears to have shrunk in the latest polls. That could have something to do with how polling changes after Labor Day.

The Nation's Largest Police Union Endorses Donald Trump

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 6:49am

Donald Trump received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the group's president, Chuck Canterbury.

Growing List Of American Politicians, Athletes Subject To Russian Hacking

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 6:49am

Russia's found a great way to tamper with the U.S. election, says James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin he expects more embarrassing hacks.

Trump's Attacks On Clinton Sound A Lot Like Those Of Clinton's Lately

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 6:49am

Some of Donald Trump's digs have sounded suspiciously like criticisms Hillary Clinton has leveled against him.

A Nation Engaged: Is This Still A Land Of Economic Opportunity?

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 5:18am

NPR's series, A Nation Engaged, takes a deeper look at economic opportunity in 21st century America. Is the middle class still shrinking, and what can political leaders do to help?

Florida Isn't Just Your Grandma's Battleground State Anymore

Sun, 09/18/2016 - 5:00am

Young voters, an increasingly dominant force in Florida, are frustrated that many of the issues they feel so strongly about aren't a major part of the discussion by the major party candidates.

Mike Pence Releases Medical Information, Has 'Very Good And Strong Heart'

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 4:15pm

The note from the Republican vice presidential nominee's doctor comes after a week of intense discussion about the health of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

In Russia, A New Parliament Is Expected To Act Much Like The Old One

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 4:12pm

Most of Russia's opposition has been greatly weakened or eliminated. As Russians elect a new parliament, it's expected to be a rubber-stamp body that follows the wishes of President Vladimir Putin.

America's First Black President Nears The End Of A History-Making Run

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 12:03pm

Eight years after Obama made history as the first African-American president, his legacy is just starting to emerge.

One Trump Side-Effect: Democrats Are Reaching Out To Muslim Voters

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 9:28am

The Hillary Clinton campaign has hired a National Muslim Outreach Director. When Barack Obama's campaign tried something similar eight years ago, it flopped.

A Talk With Trump's Feng Shui Expert

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 7:45am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Donald Trump's former feng shui master Pun-Yin who worked with him on one of his New York hotels.

Now Play Nice, Children

Sat, 09/17/2016 - 7:45am

Back in the days of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, there was no moderator. What if we tried that kind of thing in this year's campaign?

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