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Northeast Ohio Couple, Who Normally Vote Democratic, Consider Trump

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:04am

Marty Surella is a lifelong Democrat who voted for President Obama twice and Hillary Clinton in Ohio's Democratic primary. But he and his wife are giving serious thought to voting for Donald Trump.

Ohio Pastor Backs Clinton; Says A Trump Win Would Cause Greater Civil Unrest

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:04am

As part of the Divided States project on Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep hears from Cincinnati preacher Ennis Tait about why he supports Hillary Clinton this election year instead of Donald Trump.

Ohio Voter Would Like A Female President Just Not Hillary Clinton

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep broadcasts from Cincinnati, Ohio, a state nearly split between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. We hear from retired business owner Linda Caudill, who is an ardent Trump supporter.

How Do You Teach Politics In The Year Of Donald Trump?

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:00am

Donald Trump's rise has challenged decades of conventional political wisdom. And that makes teaching political science particularly difficult right now.

Next President To Face Challenges On Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 3:34pm

The presidential campaign has gone nuclear. A hacked recording of a Hillary Clinton fundraiser reveals her questioning a program putting nuclear warheads on cruise missiles. A question about the nuclear triad seemed to stump Donald Trump. And a very expensive nuclear stockpile modernization plan awaits whoever wins in November.

Voters Drawn To Donald Trump In Florida Panhandle

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 3:34pm

Voters in conservative northwest Florida share their views on the presidential election.

Michelle Obama's Kitchen Garden Will Keep Blooming, Even After She Leaves

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 1:39pm

Whether future occupants of the East Wing like Bill Clinton or Melania Trump decide to get their hands dirty in the garden, its future has been cemented on the White House South Lawn.

Why Don't We Hear More About The Christian Left?

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:59pm

Long story short: the right is very, very Christian, while the left is much less so.

A U.S. Senate Candidate Just Dabbed At The End Of A Debate

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:53am

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez ended her debate against California Attorney General Kamala Harris by doing a dance move called the dab.

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.




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