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The Week In Politics: Trump's Campaign Shake-up; Clinton Foundation's New Donor Rules

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:06am

NPR's Mara Liasson looks back on a week of political upheaval: new leadership in Donald Trump's campaign, and changes to the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation.

Money Race Accelerates For Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 7:10am

Both candidates had record months for collecting cash.

Clinton Tries To Quell Criticism With Promised Change To Foundation Rules

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 4:02pm

The Clinton Foundation will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins in November. But critics say that doesn't go far enough. Politico's Katy O'Donnell explains.

The Week That Was: Does Manafort's Resignation Mean A Trump Campaign Reboot?

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 4:02pm

This week there were major changes to Donald Trump's campaign. The Washington Post's Robert Costa looks into what they'll mean, and if they'll be enough to help Trump win the presidency in November.

Bill Clinton Turned 70 This Week. Here Are 5 Moments That Defined His Career

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 1:32pm

The 42nd president has been popular and controversial over a long career.

After DNC Hack, Cybersecurity Experts Worry About Old Machines, Vote Tampering

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Experts have long warned that America's patchwork of old and unsecured voting systems leaves votes vulnerable to tampering — and in ways that wouldn't have to involve a foreign attack.

As Campaign Management Shakes Up Again, Donald Trump Softens His Tone

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

After major upheaval in his staff, presidential candidate Donald Trump has rallied voters in North Carolina and Michigan. His supporters describe how they now feel about their candidate's chances.

Trump Brings In New Campaign Manager; Clinton Foundation Sets New Donor Rules

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

This week in politics, Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff again and the Clintons signaled they'd make changes to their foundation if Hillary Clinton were elected president.

As Trump's Poll Numbers Slide, Campaign Targets Ohio Working-Class Voters

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Donald Trump's campaign is behind Clinton's when it comes to organizing in the key state of Ohio. But his campaign believes the enthusiasm generated from Trump's visits will propel him to victory.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Works To Capitalize On Younger Support In Iowa

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Hillary Clinton's campaign is relying on a network of youthful organizers to turn out millennial voters in order to win Iowa, a state Barack Obama carried twice.

Donald Trump Tours Damaged Louisiana Flood Regions

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

Flooding continues in Louisiana and thousands are still living in shelters. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump paid a visit to the devastated region as residents try to pick up the pieces.

#NeverTrump Candidate McMullin Envisions A Country Of Understanding And Respect

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 4:00am

Many consider Evan McMullin, an independent candidate for president, to be an alternative to Donald Trump for conservative voters.

Judge: No Deposition By Hillary Clinton In Email Lawsuit

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:20pm

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch had wanted its lawyers to question Clinton about her use of a private email server while secretary of state. She needs to answer written questions only.

Judge: No Deposition By Hilary Clinton In Email Lawsuit

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 7:20pm

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch had wanted its lawyers to question Clinton about her use of a private email server while secretary of state. She needs to answer written questions only.

As Trump Tours Flood-Ravaged La., White House Announces Obama's Going, Too

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:58pm

President Obama is heading to Louisiana next week to survey damage from historic flooding there. The announcement by the White House came on the same day GOP nominee, Donald Trump, is doing the same.

Iowa Republicans Struggle To Reconcile Support For Trump And TPP

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Most Iowa Republicans are strong backers of Donald Trump and an Asian free trade deal that Trump opposes.

Questions About Obamacare's Future As Health Insurers Back Out

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Aetna announced this week it's dropping out of Obamacare exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where the company has been competing. UnitedHealth and Humana are also scaling back their Obamacare business raising questions about the future of government run exchanges.

Week In Politics: Trump Campaign Shake-Ups

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Eliana Johnson of the National Review. They discuss the recent shake-ups within the Trump campaign and the Clinton Foundation's announcement that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, the foundation will stop accepting donations from corporations or foreign governments.

How To Write A Resignation Letter In The Middle Of A Scandal

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Is there a right way to write and handle a resignation letter when you're embroiled in a scandal? For many ousted bosses, "spending more time with my family" is the excuse of least resistance.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Picking Better Presidential Candidates ... Like A Chicken

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 2:43pm

Twitter spent a lot of time this week on #BetterPOTUSCandidates — almost begging for any one other than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Including Jake from State Farm.

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