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Platform Check: Presidential Candidates Present Family Policies

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR takes a look at the policy proposals of the major presidential candidates on childcare and paid family leave, following a speech on the subject by Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, in Aston, Pa., on Tuesday.

Obama Says U.S. Prepared To Allow 30 Percent More Refugees Next Year

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

President Obama says the U.S. will allow 30 percent more refugees into the country next year, underlining a promise he made last year. This comes ahead of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly next week that will focus on the global refugee crisis.

Ballot Measures Transform Into Political Chess Pieces For Special Interests

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

Voters across the country will weigh in on more than 70 ballot measures this fall — the most in a decade. NPR takes a look at how ballot measures can become political chess pieces for outside interests from the view of Maine and Colorado.

Charities Fill Gap In Providing Support For Military Veterans

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

The U.S. spends billions caring for disabled vets, but private charities play a crucial role in getting veterans' families what they need. Now there's concern the charity purse is shrinking.

Trump's Stump Speech Reveals Changing Style With A Consistent Theme

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump's stump speech has evolved in style recently, but the content sticks to a consistent theme.

New York Attorney General Opens Probe Into The Trump Foundation

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he has opened an investigation into the Trump Foundation after reports found potential wrongdoing.

Trump Shares Medical Information And Affinity For Fast Food With 'Dr. Oz'

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 1:38pm

The controversial TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz declared the GOP presidential nominee to be "very healthy" though Donald Trump said he needs to lose weight and didn't apologize for an affinity for fast food.

Powell: Trump A 'National Disgrace'; Clinton 'Screws Up' Everything 'With Hubris'

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 11:12am

In hacked emails, the former secretary of state rips into Trump as leading a 'racist' movement and laments Clinton's inability to 'honestly' defend her private email server.

Clinton To Resume Campaign Stops On Thursday

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 4:08am

President Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Her camp continues to go back and forth with the Trump campaign over Clinton's remark that half of his supporters are "deplorables."

Donald Trump Reveals Plan To Make Child Care More Affordable

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 4:08am

Campaigning in Philadelphia on Tuesday, Trump released a proposal for a tax credit for child care expenses. He wants parents to be able to deduct the average cost of child care from their taxes.

Hillary Clinton Will Resume Campaigning On Thursday

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 6:06pm

With Clinton recovering at home from pneumonia after falling ill at a Sept. 11 memorial service on Sunday, her husband Bill Clinton and President Obama have been campaigning in her place.

Another Election Day First: OAS Will Observe U.S. Voting

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:01pm

The Washington-based Organization of American States has watched elections elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere, but never before in the United States.

Clinton's Pneumonia Diagnosis Reignites Questions About Candidate Health

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton's pneumonia diagnosis has reignited questions about the health of presidential candidates. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Dan Diamond, a reporter for Politico.

Platform Check: Presidential Nominees Share Plans To Help Veterans

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 3:30pm

The next president could make sweeping changes to programs for veterans. NPR takes a look at what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they will do for vets.

Obama Stumps For Clinton In Battleground State Of Pennsylvania

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 3:30pm

President Obama returns to the campaign trail to urge people to vote for Hillary Clinton in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Obama To Host Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi At The White House

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 3:30pm

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visits the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with President Obama.

Hillary Clinton's Stump Speech Reveals Careful Approach To Campaigning

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton's stump speech on the campaign trail reveals her carefully calibrated approach to campaigning.

CHARTS: See How Quickly White Non-College Voters Have Fled The Democratic Party

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 1:49pm

As time goes on, the Democrats and Republicans are looking less and less alike.

Supreme Court Leaves Ohio Voting Restrictions In Place

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 12:26pm

The court's refusal to intervene leaves intact a reduction of early voting days that was enacted by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature.

Is Arizona A Swing State This Year?

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:55am

The last time Arizona voters picked a Democrat for president was two decades ago to re-elect Bill Clinton in 1996. Before that, it was 1948 when Harry Truman was on the ballot.

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