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Here's What Trump Was Up To Amid News Of 'Deplorables' And Pneumonia

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:57pm

Here's what you missed while Hillary Clinton's abysmal weekend took over Monday's news cycle.

Clinton To Release More Details About Her Health

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:00pm

Her campaign also says it could have done a better job acknowledging that the Democratic nominee is being treated for pnumonia.

Hillary Clinton's Reluctance To Address Health Issues Follows A Long Tradition

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 11:31am

Clinton's begrudging admission that she's being treated for pneumonia raises the question of how transparent candidates should be about their medical concerns.

Politics In The News

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

In two weeks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet for their first debate. David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Mollie Hemingway senior editor at The Federalist.

Hillary Clinton Diagnosed With Pneumonia; Campaign Events Canceled

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Questions are being raised after Hillary Clinton left a memorial for Sept. 11 victims due to feeling overheated. Later, her doctor revealed Clinton had been diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday.

New President Will Inherit The War In Afghanistan

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Fifteen years after being touched off by the Sept. 11 attacks, Afghanistan has become America's longest war. It's also become the forgotten war, all but absent from the presidential campaign.

Do Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump's Tax Proposals Add Up?

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:09am

Morning Edition examines the competing tax proposals of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — part of an exploration of presidential policies we're calling, "What's the Issue."

N.D. Pipeline Protester: It's About Our Rights As Native People

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 4:07am

Protesters continue to gather at the site of a proposed oil pipeline despite Friday's announcement that the government would pause construction on federally-owned land.

Hillary Clinton Leaves Sept. 11 Commemoration Early

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 4:06pm

Hillary Clinton unexpectedly left Sunday's Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony in New York after feeling "overheated," according to her campaign.

Clinton Felt 'Overheated,' Left Early From Sept. 11 Commemoration

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 10:33am

"During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter's apartment, and is feeling much better," campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement.

Clinton Turns To Generalizations; Trump Plays Well With Conservative Christians

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 7:03am

NPR's national political correspondent joins Rachel Martin to talk about the week that was on the campaign trail, from Clinton and the "basket of deplorables" to Trump's interview with Larry King.

What Does It Take To Moderate A Successful Presidential Debate?

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 7:03am

Veteran newsman Jim Lehrer has moderated 12 presidential debates. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin that successful moderation takes careful listening, not "nifty questions."

California Aims To Limit Surprise Medical Bills

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 4:11am

California Gov. Jerry Brown has on his desk a bill that aims to protect patients' pocketbooks when they're billed for treatment by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility.

Justice Department: New Texas Voter ID Rules Are Misleading To Voters

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 4:14pm

Texas lost a lengthy legal battle over its voter ID law and had to change its rules. Now the Department of Justice says the state is misleading voters about what those new rules are.

Trump, Pence Make Their Pitch To Christian Conservatives

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 4:11pm

Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence both addressed the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. Attendees say they are hesitant about supporting Trump but say they strongly oppose Hillary Clinton.

In Victory For Protesters, Obama Administration Halts North Dakota Pipeline

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 4:11pm

An Obama administration decision to suspend construction on a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota is a game changer for efforts to protect tribal lands, officials say.

Hillary Clinton's 'Basket Of Deplorables,' In Full Context Of This Ugly Campaign

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 3:38pm

The Democrat said "half" of Trump supporters are in a "basket of deplorables." She said she regrets saying half, but when distrust is this high, comments like that can make it harder to govern.

Trump's Latest Campaign Weapon: The Mirror

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 1:25pm

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump seems to be using the art of projection to deflect criticism off himself and back onto his opponents.

Court Blocks Proof-Of-Citizenship Requirement For Voters In 3 States

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 11:48am

Alabama, Georgia and Kansas will not be allowed to require proof of citizenship on a federal mail voter registration form. Only Kansas has been actively enforcing the controversial rule.

Justice Department Says Texas Is Misleading Voters In ID Law Re-Education

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:27am

The Department of Justice and voting advocates say Texas is misleading voters with information about how its voter ID law is supposed to work after courts struck down an earlier version of the law.




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