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Trump Wants A Special Prosecutor For Clinton. But They Can Be Political Weapons, Too

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:37pm

Donald Trump has called for a special prosecutor to investigate his political opponent. But the history of special prosecutors suggests they do not remove politics from the law enforcement process.

Trump Makes Nice In Mexico, Talks Tougher Than Ever Just Hours Later In Phoenix

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:16am

If this was the opportunity for a turnaround speech that changed the broad public perception of the candidate, it was a moment not only missed but thrust away with both hands.

Donald Trump Delivers Immigration Policy Speech In Arizona

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:07am

In his aggressive speech in Phoenix, Trump vowed to deport anyone who has entered the U.S. illegally. Earlier in the day, he traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexico's president.

Church-Going Catholics Reject Trump Expected To Support Clinton

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to John Carr, head of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, about why Catholic voters seem to prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.

Smithsonian Collects Convention Memorabilia To Tell This Election's Story

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:59am

Smithsonian curators shipped some 100 pounds of souvenirs from the Republican and Democratic conventions — "great objects that engage issues for 2016" — back to the American history museum.

Watch And Fact Check: Donald Trump's Speech On Immigration

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 8:44pm

NPR's politics team is live annotating Trump's speech on immigration, which comes after a week of seeming to change direction on the issue.

Divided Supreme Court Refuses To Reinstate North Carolina Voter ID Law

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:23pm

In a 4 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court Wednesday refused an emergency request from North Carolina Republicans to reinstate a controversial voting law.

In Mexico, Trump Reaffirms U.S. 'Right' To Protect Its Borders

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:14pm

The GOP presidential nominee met with the Mexican president in a hastily arranged foreign visit. Trump is deeply unpopular in Mexico for his long-running criticism of Mexican immigrants.

Treasury Secretary Lew On Global Trade Deals And Corporate Taxation

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:09pm

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he isn't ready to write off embattled trade deals with Asia and Europe. But he says a better case needs to be made to U.S. workers who fear their effects.

U.N. Fails To Bring Transparency To Secretary General Race

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Activists were hoping that the race for the United Nations Secretary General would be more transparent this year and women would be considered. The latest straw polls suggest otherwise.

Hillary Clinton Depends On Black Voters In Hopes To Win North Carolina

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Black voters are key to Hillary Clinton's hopes to win North Carolina. Though every poll shows Clinton with a huge advantage among black voters, there are concerns over turnout.

Clinton Slams Trump For Insulting Mexico In American Legion Speech

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Hillary Clinton told the American Legion convention in Ohio the last thing America needs in Washington is more name calling. She slammed Republican rival Donald Trump for insulting Mexican immigrants.

Donald Trump To Deliver Immigration Speech In Arizona

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

After days of back and forth over whether his stance on immigration was "softening" or "hardening," Donald Trump tries to provide some clarity in a speech in Arizona.

Donald Trump Visits Mexico To Meet With President Peña Nieto

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump has mocked Mexico and Mexicans throughout his presidential campaign, and he's promised to build a wall on the southern border to keep them out. Mexico's president has compared Trump to Hitler. So the fact the two men are meeting Wednesday at the presidential palace in Mexico has come as a surprise.

My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:10pm

As a child, I found my father's love of the national anthem utterly bewildering. His was the generation of men born free but shackled by bigotry. So why did he sound so proud, singing that song?

FBI Warns State Election Offices To Be Wary Of Hackers

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

The FBI and other government security agencies are protecting against cyberattacks that might affect the elections. Hackers tried to gain access to two state voter registration databases this summer.

Pre-Immigration Speech, Trump To Meet With Mexico's President

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump is expected to give a major speech on immigration Wednesday in Arizona. Before the speech, Trump is to travel to Mexico City to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Calls For Maine's Governor To Resign Grow After Voicemail Is Made Public

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:10am

Maine Gov. Paul LePage is under fire for a series of racial slurs and a profanity-laced voicemail threatening a legislator, who's a Democrat. Maine Republican leaders are refusing to censure him.

5 Things To Know About Obama's Enforcement Of Immigration Laws

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:00am

As Donald Trump prepares to flesh out his immigration platform in a speech Wednesday, here are five things to know about how President Obama has gone about enforcing current immigration laws.

Can A Canadian Prime Minister Be An Action Hero? Marvel Comics Thinks So

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:42am

Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada's prime minister. Now he's a Marvel Comics action hero. Only two other world leaders have appeared in Marvel Comics.

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