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U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.

Breaking With Tradition, Ariz. Paper Backs Democrat Hillary Clinton

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 4:09am

The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president for the first time in 126 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Nicole Carroll, editor of the paper, about why they are backing Hillary Clinton.

No, Donald Trump Didn't Win Post-Debate 'Polls'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:06pm

The Internet surveys the GOP nominee frequently cites are unscientific and can be easily manipulated. Reputable scientific polls taken after the debate show Hillary Clinton was the clear winner.

In A First For Obama, Senate Overturns Presidential Veto On Sept. 11 Bill

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill that allows the victims of Sept. 11 to sue Saudi Arabia for any role it may have played in the terror attacks. This is the first time Congress has successfully acted to overrule the president's veto.

Florida Resists Joining Interstate BId To Cut Down On Double Voting

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

There is a fairly cheap and easy way to clean up voting rolls — about 1 in 8 of which in the U.S. is inaccurate. But, as Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports, Florida has refused to join, citing legal concerns about sharing voter data with other states.

Trump 'Stiffed' His Family, GOP Strategist Says

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Brian Walsh, a GOP strategist, about the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. He says his father's company was "stiffed" by Trump in the 1980s.

Lawmakers On The Hill Grill FBI Director Over Email Investigations

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

FBI Director James Comey faced hours of questioning Thursday from the House Judiciary Committee over his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Pepe The Frog's Long, Strange Journey — From Internet Meme To Hate Symbol

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:00pm

The Anti-Defamation League lists a number of symbols used by hate groups. Now among them is a cartoon frog named Pepe — but how did this odd image come to be associated with hate speech?

#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 1:03pm

NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.

Journalist Says Trump Foundation May Have Engaged In 'Self-Dealing'

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:56pm

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn't operate like a typical charity: "[Trump] doesn't seem to have understood that a charity isn't set up to benefit you."

Congress Reaches Agreement To Fund Government Until December

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 11:13am

After weeks of negotiations, agreement over aid to Flint, Mich. will keep the government running through mid-December, narrowly avoiding a Sept. 30 deadline.

Arizona Newspaper Breaks With Tradition, Backs Clinton

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:49am

For the first time in its 126-year history, the Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president. The paper acknowledged Hillary Clinton's missteps, but said Donald Trump poses a serious threat.

Donald Trump Tells Supporters That He Won The Debate With Clinton

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Trump campaigned in the swing state of Florida following the debate with Hillary Clinton. He touted the favorable results of unscientific online tallies where debate watchers picked their favorites.

Sept. 11 Lawsuits Vote Today Could Be First Reversal Of An Obama Veto

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:58am

The bill would let victims' families of the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for aiding or financing the attacks. The White House says the move could put U.S. interests and personnel at risk.

Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:48pm

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.

Presidential Debate Viewership Signals Changing Media Consumption Habits

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:34pm

Many pundits and observers anticipated a record or near-record TV audience for Monday night's debate — the first of three — between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The predictions indicate that the media consumption habits of many Americans have changed since the last set of presidential debates four years ago.

Clinton, Trump Clash Over Stop And Frisk In First Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:34pm

The practice of stop and frisk came up repeatedly in the first presidential debate. NPR takes a look at whether the assertions comport with the facts.

Donald Trump Travels To Florida Following First Presidential Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:34pm

Donald Trump headed to the battleground state of Florida on Tuesday after his first debate with Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Campaigns In North Carolina After First Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:34pm

Hillary Clinton campaigned in North Carolina Tuesday on the heels of her first debate with Donald Trump.

Trump, Clinton Go Head-To-Head In First Debate

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:34pm

Hillary Clinton is feeling confident after the first presidential debate, while Donald Trump tried to clean up some gaffes from Monday night.




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