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Since 2012, The Economy Has Changed — And So Has The Conversation

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 8:00am

Since the last presidential election, a growing economy has sent the unemployment rate plunging. That improvement has changed the political conversation, but it hasn't stopped worries about wages.

Trump And Clinton Mudslinging Ensues, As Trump Sends Mixed Messages On Immigration

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

Linda Wertheimer and Domenico Montenaro look at the past week in politics: Trump and Clinton traded accusations of bigotry and racism, while Trump continued to struggle to define his immigration plan.

Donald Trump Tackles Immigration In Iowa 'Roast And Ride' Speech

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 7:57am

Donald Trump takes his campaign to Iowa where he'll take part in a political fundraiser that merges a pig roast and motorcycles.

What Should We Call This Kind of Presidential Campaign, Anyway?

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 5:00am

One can easily imagine Hillary Clinton having some affinity with the "front porch" style campaign of the late 19th century, while Donald Trump personifies the "whistle stopping" style that came next.

A Young Woman Dies, A Teen Is Saved After Amoebas Infect The Brain

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 5:00am

In Florida, perfect timing and alert medical staff saved a teen from almost certain death. But in North Carolina, one young woman died of an amoeba infection after rafting at a popular tourist site.

Trump Promises Crackdown On Immigrants At Iowa 'Roast And Ride' Event

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:19am

At Iowa freshman Sen. Joni Ernst's motorcycle ride and barbecue fundraiser, Trump didn't attend the ride, but addressed participants in a much-needed bid to draw support from influential GOP leaders.

Why Trump's Minority Outreach May Really Be About White Voters

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.

Ben Carson Supports Trump's Outreach To African-Americans

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 4:07pm

Donald Trump met with black and Latino supporters this week to try to gain favorability among minority voters. Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was in that meeting and supports Trump.

In A Change Of Tone, Trump Reaches Out To Black And Hispanic Voters

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

In an effort to reach out to minority voters, Trump met with a group of Black and Hispanic leaders on Thursday. Scott Simon speaks with Pastor Mark Burns, who's supported Trump since the primaries.

The Week In Politics

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 7:39am

Donald Trump softened his stance on deportations this week, or did he? And questions on the Clinton Foundation continue to fly in a week when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump called each other bigots.

Week In Politics: Trump Shifts On Immigration Policy

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Donald Trump's shift on immigration and Hillary Clinton's speech linking Trump to white supremacists.

Trump's Many Shifts On Immigration Confuse Supporters And Opponents

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:29pm

After launching his presidential campaign with promises to deport millions of immigrants in this country illegally, Donald Trump has taken positions on the issue that have confused people.

Felons' Rights Restored, Early Voting And Other Voting Law Changes This Week

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 3:10pm

Voting laws have been getting a lot of attention recently and more twists and turns can be expected before the election in November. Here's an update on where the laws stand.

Reports: New Trump Campaign CEO Faced Domestic Violence Charge In 1996

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 8:46am

Stephen K. Bannon, the new Trump campaign chief, is the third top Trump adviser who's landed in hot water during this campaign.

Suburban Women Key To Victory In Pennsylvania Senate Race

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 5:00am

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey and his Democratic opponent Katie McGinty are battling it out in the Philadelphia area suburbs.

'Alt-Right,' A White Nationalists Fringe Group, Gains Attention

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump for aligning with the "alt-right." David Greene talks to Nicole Hemmer, University of Virginia professor and author of a forthcoming book Messengers of the Right.

Former White House Doctor Outlines Gray Areas In Candidates' Health

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Rob Darling, a former White House physician, about how much voters have a right to know about the medical histories of presidential candidates.

Hillary Clinton's April Interviews Offer Insight Into Media Strategy

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Hillary Clinton's interviews from the month of April offer some insight into her strategy and how she has approached the media.

Pennsylvania's Senate Race Comes Down To Women In Philadelphia Suburbs

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Women are the decisive vote in the Pennsylvania Senate race, where Democratic challenger Katie McGinty is seeking to oust GOP Sen. Pat Toomey. They are competing for women voters worried about economic and national security. The battleground is the Philadelphia-area suburbs.

Clinton Delivers Remarks Linking Trump To White Supremacists

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech Thursday aimed at tying Donald Trump to white supremacists and the "alt-right" movement.

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