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Clinton Says She 'Can't Blame People' For Viewing Her As Cold Or Unemotional

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:59pm

"I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that's a hard path to walk," Clinton said in a quote posted on the popular Facebook page Humans of New York.

FACT CHECK: No, Russia Does Not Want To Defeat ISIS 'As Badly' As The U.S.

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:15pm

Donald Trump said Wednesday that "Russia wants to defeat ISIS as badly as we do." Also, Hillary Clinton defended her role in the campaign to attack Libya, saying it helped prevent a civil war.

Far More Than 2012, Voters Are Rejecting Both Major Party Presidential Candidates

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:17am

As many as 1 in 5 voters are either undecided or are choosing someone other than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

Obama Chides That Donald Trump Shouldn't Be Graded 'On A Curve'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:26am

While overseas before heading back to the U.S., the president warned that the GOP nominee, whom he derided as "uninformed" and having "wacky ideas," is being "normalized."

WATCH: In Morning Interview, Gary Johnson Asks 'What Is Aleppo?'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:24am

In response to the question "What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?" Johnson did not recognize the war-torn Syrian city that has been a center of the refugee crisis.

Military Leaders' Endorsements Of Political Candidates Questioned

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

Military leaders have endorsed the Clinton and Trump presidential campaigns. Steve Inskeep talks to retired Army Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl, who says politicizing the military is dangerous.

Forum Presses Trump And Clinton On Voters' Key Concerns

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

The first presidential debate is still more than two weeks away, but the candidates took questions in a forum focused on issues that would come before the commander-in-chief.

How Florida's Changing Hispanic Population Will Effect The Election

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

Florida is one of the most hotly contested battleground states this year, and one of the most diverse. Demographic changes in there reveal much of why it is such a big prize in the presidential race.

Independent Candidate Inundated With Mystery Running Mate Questions

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

There's confusion surrounding the vice presidential pick of independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin. It appears the name he used as a placeholder will appear on ballots in some states.

Trump Doesn't Understand The Black Community, Strategist Says

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to Ron Christie, former special assistant to President George W. Bush and chief executive of Christie Strategies, about Donald Trump's attempt to gain African-American votes

FACT CHECK: Clinton On Ground Troops; Trump On Sexual Assault In The Military

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:46pm

At a candidate forum Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton vowed to never put troops on the ground in Iraq while Donald Trump said there are "no consequences" for sexual assault in the military.

Foreign Policy Challenges Put Clinton, Trump On Defensive At Forum

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:08pm

Hillary Clinton was pressed on her private email server and use of classified information; Trump insisted he was ready to lead the military and defended a tweet arguing against mixed-gender units.

Despite Court Ruling, Voting Rights Fight Continues In North Carolina

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:23pm

Voting rights advocates in the state say some Republicans are trying to sidestep a recent court decision and make it harder for African-Americans to vote.

Donald Trump Unveils Detailed National Security Proposals In Philadelphia

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Donald Trump unveiled some of his most detailed proposals yet for how he would tackle national security as president. He specified numbers of troops, numbers of ships and other goals. But his proposals would cost billions more than the Pentagon currently receives and require action by Congress to lift budget caps that today constrain spending.

Jury Selection Begins In New Jersey 'Bridgegate' Trial

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Jury selection begins Thursday in the case of two allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. They're on trial for their alleged roles in lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in 2013. Christie is not on trial, but evidence could reveal new information about whether he was aware of the lane closures.

With 9 Weeks To Go, Trump, Clinton Campaign Across Battleground States

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are campaigning across many battleground states this week, where Clinton holds advantages even as the race tightens.

Clinton And Trump In Arms Race Over Military Endorsements

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 10:56am

Hillary Clinton unveiled a list of endorsements from 95 former military officers, a day after Donald Trump announced the support of 88 former generals and admirals.

Hillary Clinton Is Burying Donald Trump On TV In Battleground States

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 8:56am

The widening disparity that extends through Election Day worries Senate Republicans as they try to hold onto a fragile majority.

88 Former Military Leaders Endorse Donald Trump's Presidential Bid

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

In an open letter, they said they believe America needs a leader who has not been deeply involved with the hollowing out of the military. Steve Inskeep talk to retired Rear Admiral Philip Anselmo.

Retired Gen. Lloyd Newton Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:07am

Registered independent, retired Air Force Gen. Lloyd Newton, announced his endorsement of Democrat Hillary Clinton. Scores of retired military officers endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday.

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