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How Were The Polls So Wrong?

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 4:13pm

FiveThirtyEight senior writer Farai Chideya talks about covering politics and polling in the 2016 election and how her views on media coverage of politics have changed.

The Social Media Fallout Of Trump's Victory

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 4:13pm

Doyin Richards, founder of Daddy Doin' Work, decided to unfriend Trump supporters on Facebook. He discusses his social media reaction and how to move forward after the election.

Muslim, Woman, Immigrant — And Trump Supporter

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 4:13pm

Asra Nomani is a former Wall Street Journal reporter who wrote a piece in The Washington Post about why she, as a liberal, decided to vote for Donald Trump.

What It's Like To Be An American Muslim After Trump's Election

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 4:13pm

Commentator, author and human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar reflects on what the presidential election results mean as a Muslim-American.

Latinas For Trump Co-Founder 'In Shock'

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 4:13pm

After an emotional election we check in with Denise Galvez, co-founder of Latinas for Trump. Trump performed better than expected among Latino voters.

'Never Trump' Conservative Calls Election 'Amazing Earthquake'

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 4:13pm

Mona Charen is a conservative columnist for National Review and a member of the "Never Trump" movement. She shares her reaction to the election of Donald Trump.

Trump Supporter Says 'My Heart Swelled With Satisfaction' On Election Night

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 4:13pm

Political commentator Gayle Trotter hosts a podcast called Right in DC and has supported Donald Trump since July. She reflects on the election results and the campaign season.

7 Reasons Donald Trump Won The Presidential Election

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 4:04pm

Clinton failed to fire up the Obama coalition in a big way, and Democrats have cratered with blue-collar white voters.

After Trump Victory, Many Bernie Sanders Supporters Say 'I Told You So'

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 8:00am

Sanders' most ardent supporters say the Vermont socialist could have won over working-class voters in states such as Michigan and Wisconsin that Hillary Clinton lost.

2016: An Election Year That Pervaded Sports

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

At the end of election week, NPR's Tom Goldman joins Scott Simon to reflect on a year in which politics seeped into every aspect of America life, including sports.

After Big Promises, Where Do Trump's Plans For Economy Stand?

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

The president-elect vowed faster economic growth through business tax cuts and leasing federal lands for energy developments. Scott Simon speaks to economist Stephen Moore, one of Trump's advisors.

Economy, Not Gender, Played A Big Factor For Many Midwest, Females Who Embraced Trump

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

In Michigan and other Midwest states, many women say they'd love to see a female president someday, but a candidate's gender shouldn't be a reason to vote for her.

After Losing Middle-Class Workers, What Does The Democratic Party's Future Look Like?

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

After Hillary Clinton's defeat, the Democratic Party is doing some soul-searching. NPR's Scott Simon talks to long-time Democratic strategist Tad Devine about how the party moves forward.

U.S. Presidential Election Turns France's Attention To Their Own Establishment

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Marine Le Pen of the National Front Party congratulated Trump on his win. Scott Simon talks to Le Monde editorial director Sylvie Kauffmann about parallels between French and American politics.

Evaluating The State Of Polling After The 2016 Presidential Election

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

The polls missed Donald Trump's election. Individual polls missed, although national polls weren't far off. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics.

Indiana Working-Class Voters Hope Trump Will Deliver On Jobs Promises

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Donald Trump's victory in Indiana was even bigger than expected. Now, blue collar workers have high hopes that Trump can bolster manufacturing and bring back jobs from overseas, as promised.

President-Elect Donald Trump Names Mike Pence To Lead Transition Team

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

President-elect Donald Trump named his transition committee on Friday, which contains many familiar names from his campaign, from top surrogates, to his children.

Journalists Underestimated Trump. But We All Live In Bubbles

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

Journalists, pundits, and many Americans were shocked when Donald Trump won the presidential election. It illuminates just how easy it is to live in a bubble, reinforced by social media channels.

5 Big Foreign Policy Challenges For President-Elect Trump

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 6:00am

NPR journalists around the world weigh in on some of the most pressing international issues facing President-elect Donald Trump — from trade with China, relations with Russia and fighting ISIS.

Episode 735: President Trump

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 9:26pm

Candidates promise all kinds of things. But once they get into office, it's not always possible to carry through on them. We ask, can Trump do the things he's pledged to do?

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