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White Working-Class Voters May Be Key To A Presidential Victory

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Barack Obama won Iowa twice — in part because he did well with white working-class voters. Now, as education and race have erupted as fault lines, can a Democrat still win that demographic in Iowa?

Decades-Old Housing Discrimination Case Plagues Donald Trump

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:22pm

In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Donald Trump, his father and Trump Managment alleging the Trumps engaged in racial discrimination at their properties.

The Supreme Court: A Winning Issue In The Presidential Campaign?

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:53pm

It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.

'Detroit News' Endorses Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News editorial board about the paper's endorsement of libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

Republican Senate Control Depends On Key Races

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR takes a look at the 2016 Senate races that matter to GOP prospects of maintaining control of the chamber.

Presidential Election Likely To Impact Short Handed Supreme Court

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

The Supreme Court could play as an issue in the presidential election after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the court short handed.

Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

Wells Fargo's John Stumpf was pilloried again Thursday in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Stumpf reiterated his apology for the fake accounts scandal and promised the bank would do better, but it did little good. Many lawmakers wanted to know why it took the bank so long to put an end to the fraudulent practices.

WATCH: Unable To Name A Foreign Leader, Gary Johnson Has Another 'Aleppo Moment'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:35am

Asked to name his favorite foreign leader, or any foreign leader he admires, Libertarian nominee for president Johnson was unable to come up with an answer.

Lawmakers In Congress Override Obama's Veto Of Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne talks to former Senator Bob Graham about the congressional override of President Obama's veto of a bill that would allow Sept. 11 victims' families to sue the Saudi government.

Early Voting Changes How Presidential Campaigns Operate

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

Iowa starts early voting on Thursday and within a few weeks, millions will be casting early ballots. Campaigns are keeping track of how many Democrats or Republicans ask for and turn in early ballots.

U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.

Breaking With Tradition, Ariz. Paper Backs Democrat Hillary Clinton

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president for the first time in 126 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Nicole Carroll, editor of the paper, about why they are backing Hillary Clinton.

No, Donald Trump Didn't Win Post-Debate 'Polls'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:06pm

The Internet surveys the GOP nominee frequently cites are unscientific and can be easily manipulated. Reputable scientific polls taken after the debate show Hillary Clinton was the clear winner.

In A First For Obama, Senate Overturns Presidential Veto On Sept. 11 Bill

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill that allows the victims of Sept. 11 to sue Saudi Arabia for any role it may have played in the terror attacks. This is the first time Congress has successfully acted to overrule the president's veto.

Florida Resists Joining Interstate BId To Cut Down On Double Voting

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

There is a fairly cheap and easy way to clean up voting rolls — about 1 in 8 of which in the U.S. is inaccurate. But, as Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports, Florida has refused to join, citing legal concerns about sharing voter data with other states.

Trump 'Stiffed' His Family, GOP Strategist Says

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Brian Walsh, a GOP strategist, about the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. He says his father's company was "stiffed" by Trump in the 1980s.

Lawmakers On The Hill Grill FBI Director Over Email Investigations

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

FBI Director James Comey faced hours of questioning Thursday from the House Judiciary Committee over his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Pepe The Frog's Long, Strange Journey — From Internet Meme To Hate Symbol

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

The Anti-Defamation League lists a number of symbols used by hate groups. Now among them is a cartoon frog named Pepe — but how did this odd image come to be associated with hate speech?

#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:03pm

NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.

Journalist Says Trump Foundation May Have Engaged In 'Self-Dealing'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:56pm

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn't operate like a typical charity: "[Trump] doesn't seem to have understood that a charity isn't set up to benefit you."

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