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Friday's Jobs Report Could Help Shape Election Outlook

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 9:01am

If it shows steady unemployment and job growth figures, that would help Democrat Hillary Clinton. If the numbers get worse, that would give an edge to Republican Donald Trump.

Voter-Registration Drives In Fla. Focus On Puerto Ricans New To Mainland

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:30am

The fastest growing group of voters in Florida is up for grabs. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have moved to the swing state in recent years, and both parties are aggressively courting them.

President Of EMILY's List On The PAC's Priorities For Election Day

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 5:14am

Renee Montagne talks to Stephanie Schriock, president of the pro-abortion rights political action committee EMILY's List, about the group's spending on political races this election.

In Colo., The Rural-Urban Divide Looks Like 'Core Values' Vs. 'Progress'

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:56am

Voters in Denver and the eastern plains of Colorado illustrate the divide between voters in urban and rural areas, along social, economic and educational lines.

Once Clintons' Prosecutor During Whitewater, Now A Clinton Supporter

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:25am

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff refocused his expectations of leaders after Sept. 11. He says national security is paramount, and Hillary Clinton would "do a good job."

Missouri's GOP Senate Incumbent Faces Challenge From Gun-Loving Democrat

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

One of the most competitive Senate races this year is in Missouri, where Democratic challenger Jason Kander is using his experience with guns to challenge Republican incumbent Roy Blunt.

How Do You Teach Politics During An Election That Defies Convention?

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

Many of the conventional rules of presidential politics have been fundamentally upended in the wake of Donald Trump's historic candidacy. Have teachers of politics had to adjust their course content? We talk to professors to find out.

Gov. Scott Walker, Pence Debate Prepper, On Trump's Strategy, Party Policy

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:01am

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker prepped Mike Pence for the vice presidential debate. NPR's Renee Montage asks Walker about the differences in demeanor and positions between Pence and Donald Trump.

The Issues: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump On Social Security And Medicare

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:00am

Programs like Social Security and Medicare consume nearly 40 percent of the federal budget, and candidates have suggested a variety of responses to their rising costs.

Supreme Court Hears 'Indefensible' Death Penalty Case Where Race Linked To Violence

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:15pm

The Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a Texas case involving a murder defendant sentenced to death after a trial witness said he was more likely to commit crimes because he was black.

Mike Pence Says Trump Never Said That. Well, He Did

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:06pm

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence had a number of opportunities in last night's debate to defend statements made by Donald Trump. He dodged or denied.

'The Atlantic' Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Scott Stossel, editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, about the magazine's endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. This is the magazine's third endorsement of a presidential candidate since its founding.

Kaine, Pence Trade Views On Abortion In Vice Presidential Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence both spoke passionately about their stances on abortion rights at Tuesday's debate. Both men's views have been informed by their religion, even as they've reached different conclusions on policy. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Emma Green, who covers race and politics for The Atlantic.

U.N. Security Council Backs Former Portuguese Leader For Secretary General

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The United Nations Security Council has made its choice for the next secretary general: Former Portuguese Prime Minister and former head of the U.N. refugee agency, Antonio Guterres.

California Voters Unengaged In Historic Senate Race

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The winner of California's open U.S. Senate seat is guaranteed to make history. One would be the first Indian-American senator. The other would be the first Latina. But for all those firsts, voters aren't engaged with the race.

Divided States: Four Arizona Voters Weigh In After The VP Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:13pm

Did the match-up between vice presidential nominees Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine move the needle for four voters in the battleground state?

Divided States: Four Arizona Voters Weigh In After The VP Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:13pm

Did the match-up between vice presidential nominees Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine move the needle for four voters in the battleground state?

Is Bill Clinton Helping Or Hurting His Wife's Campaign?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:35am

The former president's campaign trail comment that the Affordable Care Act is "the craziest thing in the world" showed up hours later in the vice presidential debate.

NPR Battleground Map: Clinton Tide Rises Again

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:00am

The race appeared to be tightening in the month of September, but after the first presidential debate Hillary Clinton has taken a consistent lead.

Fact-Checking VP Debate Points On Iran Nuclear Deal, Bill Clinton, Putin

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Statements made by Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence in last night's vice presidential debate undergo some scrutiny.




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