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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.

Non-Politicians Talking Politics: Author Victor Davis Hanson On 2016 Election

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

Victor Davis Hanson, "Carnage and Culture" author and a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, talks politics with Scott Simon. He calls the election cycle a continuation of populist outrage.

Now In Hillary's Corner, Businessman Mark Cuban Offers Up Debate Tips

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

Mark Cuban started out agnostic in the 2016 presidential race. He tells Scott Simon how he ended up stumping for Hillary Clinton, and how he thinks Clinton can get the better of Trump in the debates.

Evangelical Gathering A Sign Conservative Christians Slow To Embrace Trump

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

Trump was not among the top few candidates Christian conservative voters hoped for this election cycle. The Republican nominee addressed the annual Values Voters Summit, in Washington, D.C.

At The Sacred Stone Camp, A Coalition Joins Forces To Protect The Land

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 6:00am

Hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters have gathered in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mike Pence Releases His Tax Returns; Donald Trump Still Won't

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 9:19pm

Ten years of tax filings reveal the relatively modest income of a public servant. Pence's spokesman says Donald Trump will release his returns after "a routine audit."

Tracking The Rebirth Of The 'Birther' Conspiracy

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:44pm

Several surrogates close to Donald Trump have insisted this week that he actually believes President Obama was born in the United States, but Trump hasn't actually said it himself.

Clinton, Trump Evoke Close Ties To New York In Discussing 9/11 Attacks

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:31pm

Both candidates for president have close ties to New York. Hillary Clinton, the state's former senator, and native son Donald Trump regularly invoke the 9/11 attacks on the campaign trail.

House Approves Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi Arabia

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:31pm

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday allowing victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for any role the country may have played in those attacks. The bill already passed in the Senate and will almost certainly get a veto from President Obama.

Week In Politics: Presidential Candidates Outline Foreign Policy Goals

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the presidential candidates' latest comments on foreign policy and how the GOP will function after Donald Trump.

Politics Podcast: That Televised Forum, A Tightening Race, And The Campaign Trail

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:15pm

The NPR Politics team is back with its weekly roundup of political news to discuss the state of the race, answer listener questions and talk about what they just can't let go of this week.

Donald Trump's Long Embrace Of Vladimir Putin

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:14pm

An interview with the GOP presidential nominee aired on state-funded Russian television network Thursday. And Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Putin over the course of his campaign.

Where 7 Political Careers Stood On Sept. 11, 2001

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 1:10pm

Hillary Clinton was the junior senator from New York on Sept. 11, 2001. Donald Trump was focused on real estate. Here, a look at where other political players were in their careers 15 years ago.

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Straight-Ticket Voting

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 12:25pm

A straight-ticket option lets voters cast ballots for all the candidates of one party with one mark. Today, the Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that blocked Michigan's ban on the practice.

Clinton Aims To Show Personal Motivations Behind Her Policies

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:02am

Hillary Clinton tends to emphasize her policy knowledge and extensive plans for the country. But she spoke Thursday night in what her campaign says is the start of a more personal pitch to voters.

Koch Brothers' Advocacy Group Pours Millions Into GOP Races

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:02am

Outside groups designed to support Senate and House Republicans raised a massive haul in August. Steve Inskeep talks to Tim Phillips, president of the Koch Brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity.

Trump Campaigns In Predominantly Black Neighborhood In Cleveland

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:02am

Republican nominee Donald Trump on Thursday visited a charter school in Cleveland to discuss education funding. But he spent more than a third of his time going after rival Hillary Clinton.

Obama Expected To Sign Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill Of Rights Into Law

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to Amanda Nguyen, an activist for the rights of sexual assault victims, who was instrumental in getting the Survivors' Bill of Rights passed by both houses of Congress.

Platform Check: Presidential Candidates On Legalizing Marijuana

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 5:03pm

Several states are voting on legalizing marijuana in November. NPR takes a look at where the presidential candidates stand on the issue of legal pot.

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