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How The Presidential Contest Is Affecting Illinois' Senate Race

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Clashes between Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump are distracting. Steve Inskeep talks to Ill. Rep. Tammy Duckworth about what she's doing to gain votes in a tight Senate race with incumbent Mark Kirk.

Conservative Female Voters Disagree On Trump Tape Fallout

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Following a tape of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women, some female voters struggle to support him. Steve Inskeep talks to Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.

Trump Wrongly Attributes 'Newsweek' Benghazi Quote To Clinton Aide

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

A Russian propaganda site misquoted Newsweek author Kurt Eichenwald and then attributed the misquote to Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. Eichenwald tells Steve Inskeep that Trump used the misquote.

How Clinton And Trump Plan To Address The Issue Of Poverty

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, yet the issue has received scant attention on the presidential campaign trail. We examine the candidates' plans to address poverty.

New Clinton Child Tax Credit Could Help Low-Income Parents, But Cost $200 Billion

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:00pm

The Democrat wants to double the credit for parents of children 4 and under. It would be paid for by a tax on Wall St., the wealthy and corporations. Trump's tax plan would most benefit the wealthy.

Rabbis Consider Presidential Election In Yom Kippur Sermons

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, about how rabbis are addressing the election in their high holiday sermons.

Al Gore Joins Hillary Clinton On Campaign Trail In Florida

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton campaigned Tuesday with former Vice President Al Gore in Florida, the state where his fortunes fell in the 2000 campaign.

Trump Appears To Break With Pence Over Syria Policy

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

GOP nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, have had some strange moments in their relationship in recent days, including an open break over Syria policy.

Native Americans Face Unique Barriers To Voting

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

When it comes to voting, many Native American voters face challenges that other voters don't, including language barriers and a lack of accessible polling places.

Conservative Blogger Criticizes GOP Response To Trump's Lewd Comments

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Marybeth Glenn, a conservative editor and blogger at CollisionOfChurchandState.com, about where the GOP party stands for conservative women. After tape was released of Donald Trump making misogynistic and lewd comments about women, Glenn feels increasingly betrayed by GOP lawmakers she's supported but who have sat out from charging Trump with sexism.

Beneath Strong Support For Clinton, Emotions Run Deep Among Black Voters

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

If you only looked at the polls, you would think deciphering the black vote this election is pretty simple: those who vote will mostly vote for Hillary Clinton. But beneath that lopsided support are some pretty deep emotions: a dissatisfaction with both candidates, a nostalgia for the national unity that seemed to exist when Obama first won the presidency, and disgust at the tone and tenor of this presidential campaign.

Four Weeks To Election Day, Trump Lashes Out At GOP As Clinton Fights On

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump fights on as his party tries to manage the fallout from a controversial video of the candidate released last week, as Hillary Clinton appears sure-footed four weeks from Election Day.

Colorado Wrestles With Ethics Of Aid-In-Dying As Vote Looms

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 2:59pm

Colorado is the latest state to consider legalizing aid in dying. Residents find themselves struggling with whether assisted death is an act of mercy or a moral slippery slope.

Trump Debate Comment Inspires #MuslimsReportStuff, And It's Very Funny

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 2:38pm

The GOP nominee reacted to a questioner who said she's Muslim by saying Muslims have to "come in and report when they see something going on." Muslims on The Internet responded with comedy.

Federal Court Rules Consumer Watchdog's Structure Is Unconstitutional

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 11:46am

An independent federal agency should not be run by a single person, the court found. It decided to remedy the situation by giving the president the authority to fire the agency head at will.

Trump Apparently Quotes Russian Propaganda To Slam Clinton On Benghazi

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:11am

Trump cited email from a Clinton adviser but misconstrued it in the same way that a Kremlin-funded website had.

Trump Takes 'Shackles' Off, On The Trail And Twitter

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

With signs of crisis around his campaign since the leak of a damaging tape on Friday, Trump's most loyal supporters remain fired as he scorches the GOP earth.

Clinton Criticized For Less Commanding Presence On Debate Stage

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

To some, Hillary Clinton's second presidential debate performance seemed more defensive than the first. Steve Inskeep talks to David Maraniss, who authored a 1996 biography of Bill Clinton.

After Second Presidential Debate, Trump Turns Up The Heat On Clinton Attacks

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump spent the day after his second debate with Hillary Clinton rallying supporters in Pennsylvania, as his campaign and party try to stem the crisis from the tape released of Trump last week.

Clinton Uses Intense Presidential Debate To Try To Win Over Young Voters

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Hillary Clinton campaigned in the Midwest on Monday, following her second debate with Donald Trump. She urged voters at Wayne State University to not let the ugly debate discourage them from voting.

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