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Is Bill Clinton Helping Or Hurting His Wife's Campaign?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 9:35am

The former president's campaign trail comment that the Affordable Care Act is "the craziest thing in the world" showed up hours later in the vice presidential debate.

NPR Battleground Map: Clinton Tide Rises Again

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:00am

The race appeared to be tightening in the month of September, but after the first presidential debate Hillary Clinton has taken a consistent lead.

Fact-Checking VP Debate Points On Iran Nuclear Deal, Bill Clinton, Putin

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Statements made by Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence in last night's vice presidential debate undergo some scrutiny.

VP Candidates Kaine, Pence Strike Surprising Tone In Their Only Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

The presidential candidates could not be more different, but their vice presidential picks share many traits. NPR's Mara Liasson reviews the debate, along with pollsters Margie Omero and John Feehery.

Voters In Ariz. Respond To Candidates' Stands On Death Penalty, Abortion

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Faith is important to both vice presidential candidates — both are devout Catholics, and both say their faith shapes their views on the death penalty and abortion.

4 Voters In Arizona Assess The Vice Presidential Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

Trump supporter Eileen Eagar, Clinton supporter Lanny Lahr, undecided Latina voter Mary Graham and reluctant Clinton supporter and Native American Majerle Lister weigh in on how the candidates did.

VP Debate Throws Another Curve Into 2016's Long And Winding Road

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:01am

All thoughts of a mild-mannered and orderly VP debate were soon abandoned. Instead of elevating the discussion, two reputedly nice guys submerged their better natures in uncharacteristic bickering.

WATCH: 5 Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 1:52am

Tim Kaine and Mike Pence sparred over Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants, the charitable work of both their running mates' foundations, Vladimir Putin and abortion.

Vice Presidential Debate: Pence And Kaine's Only Chance to Make Their Case

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:32pm

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will meet for their only debate this evening at 9 p.m. at Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

FACT CHECK: Vice Presidential Debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:14pm

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate starting at 9 p.m. ET.

How Donald Trump Lost $916 Million

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:29pm

The nearly billion-dollar losses Donald Trump appears to have claimed on some leaked tax forms could have come from risky investments in casinos, an airline and more.

Supreme Court Hears First Round Of Arguments In New Term

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

The U.S. Supreme Court started its new term Tuesday short-handed and evenly divided just as it was last spring. That's because the Senate has refused to process President Obama's nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

NPR Politics Podcast Answers Questions On VP Candidates

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

You've got questions — the NPR Politics Podcast team has answers! This week, they answer listener questions about the vice presidential nominees and the VP debate.

Former Employees Question Trump's Story On $916 Million Tax Loss

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump is blaming an economic downturn for the massive tax loss he apparently reported in 1995. But former employees and business associates say Trump's own business decisions were mostly to blame.

Vice Presidential Candidates Prepare To Face Off In Virginia

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

The candidates for vice president debate Tuesday night in Farmville, Va. It's the only direct match-up between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence in the 2016 campaign.

On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 3:30pm

Tricia Olson gave birth to her son and was back on the job just three weeks later. Like an estimated 40 percent of working Americans, she has no family leave at all — paid or unpaid — and few options.

Is It Fair That Businesses Get To 'Carry Forward' Their Losses?

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

A developer such as Donald Trump can use a net operating loss "carryforward" to lower his taxes. That may sound weird, but the law has been in place for nearly a century, and experts say it's fair.

DOJ National Security Chief 'Not Afraid To Impose Consequences' on Hackers

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The outgoing leader of the Justice Department's national security unit confronted a shifting threat, from hackers tied to foreign powers to young Americans inspired by online extremism.

Vice Presidential Debates Have Mattered Before. Here's a Look Back

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am

The winning presidential ticket has come away with no worse than a draw in eight of the nine vice presidential debates to date. Here's what you need to know.

Undecided Catholic Voter Hopes Pence Is Persuasive In VP Debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:04am

A third-generation Mexican-American, Mary Graham says she is hoping Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence — a fellow Catholic — can persuade her in tonight's debate to vote for his ticket.




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