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How Rich Candidates Try To Appeal To Working Voters

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 5:00am

In an election year characterized by populist energy over economic concerns like jobs and trade, the gap between the wealth of both major party candidates and typical voters is striking.

Week In Politics: Clinton's Tax Returns, Dueling Economic Speeches

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Hillary Clinton's release of her tax returns and the candidates' economic speeches.

Platform Check: Trump, Clinton Deliver Competing Economic Policy Speeches

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to economist Diane Swonk about the economic plans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Wealthy Candidates Struggle To Connect With Working Class Voters

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

Hillary Clinton's release of her tax returns and the pressure on Donald Trump to follow suit draws attention to the candidates' wealth. On the trail, they try hard to connect with working class voters.

DOJ's Withering Baltimore Report Says 'What Black Folks Have Been Saying For Decades'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 1:04pm

"I don't know people who weren't aware of the stats that were just published. I don't know them. We already know the score."

The Internet Can Turn Quickly — Even On Bernie Sanders

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:57pm

The former presidential candidate bought a lake-front summer vacation home for $575,000 this week. Some of his former supporters weren't happy about it and questioned his socialist bona fides.

3 Reasons We Care About Politicians' Taxes

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:25pm

Knowing everything there is to know about someone's financials is intrusive. So how did the tradition start — and why do we care?

In An Effort To Pressure Trump, Clinton Releases Tax Rate

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:00am

The Clinton campaign says Hillary and Bill Clinton paid their 2015 federal taxes at a rate of 34.2 percent. The couple's overall tax rate was 43.2 percent, the campaign said.

Flint Mayor: 'Everybody Played A Role In This Disaster'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 8:15am

As a federal state of emergency ends for Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver says residents don't trust that government officials have fully addressed the lead contamination of their water.

The Latest Clinton Converts? White, College-Educated Voters

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 5:00am

Polls show Hillary Clinton is leading among white, college-educated voters — a demographic group that has consistently voted Republican for decades. But Donald Trump has pushed many over to Clinton.

Clinton Explains How Her Economic Plan Differs From Trump's Ideas

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the conservative think tank American Action Forum about Hillary Clinton's speech.

Trump Grabs Recent Media Headlines But They're Mostly Negative

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

The vast majority of political headlines have been about Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is fine with the attention Trump has been getting because the stories have been dragging down his poll numbers.

Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:04am

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demostrates zeal.

Murder Trial Linked To Immigration Debate Delayed Until 2017

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 5:36pm

Kate Steinle's death in San Francisco, allegedly at the hands of an undocumented felon, has been a focal point for opponents of sanctuary city policies who say dangerous criminals are being released.

After Criticism, Trump Adds Women To His Economic Advisory Team

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 5:18pm

The new advisers include several longtime GOP fundraisers and critics of Hillary Clinton. The GOP presidential nominee's initial list last week consisted entirely of white men.

Hillary Clinton Outlines Economic Policy In Rebuttal To Donald Trump

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:33pm

Hillary Clinton's economic speech Thursday in Michigan is intended to be a rejoinder to Donald Trump's earlier address on the same subject in the same state.

Trump Refuses To Back Away From Claim Obama Founded ISIS

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:33pm

Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Homebuilders at an event in Miami Thursday, while Hillary Clinton outlined her economic vision in a policy address.

Newcomers To U.S. South Mark Shift In Regional Politics

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:33pm

Last year, according to census data, more people moved to the South than any other region in the U.S. Those demographic changes are also affecting the 2016 presidential race, especially in states like Georgia and North Carolina.

ISIS Expert Sets Record Straight On Trump's Accusations Against Obama

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:33pm

Donald Trump has doubled down on his claim that President Obama founded the terrorist group ISIS. Joby Warrick, a reporter for the Washington Post, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, takes a closer look at Trump's comments.

Clinton To Lay Out Economic Plan In Contrast To Trump

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:58am

The Democratic presidential nominee will deliver her own speech about the economy at an advanced manufacturing plant in Warren, Mich., on Thursday afternoon.

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