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Deal To Keep The Government Running Past Sept. 30 Eludes Congress

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Congress has just one thing to do this month before its October recess: keep the federal government funded. With just one week left before the deadline, there's still no deal in sight.

Debates Will Showcase 'NBC Nightly News' Anchor Lester Holt

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Lester Holt assumed the NBC evening anchor chair after his predecessor's career collapsed. Monday night, he'll moderate the first of three debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Obama Faces Possible First Veto Override Of His Presidency

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Obama plans to veto a bill allowing relatives of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly helping the hijackers. The White House says it could lead to reprisals by nations against the U.S.

Black Evangelical Amisho Baraka: Why I'm Not Voting For Trump Or Clinton

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:56am

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Christian rapper Amisho Baraka, who says that as a black evangelical, he's not comfortable supporting either party's presidential candidate.

Obama Awards 2015 National Arts And Humanities Medals

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:33pm

President Obama awarded the 2015 National Arts and National Humanities Medals at the White House Thursday. Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman, Berry Gordy and Philip Glass are among the many honorees.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Deadpans On 'Between Two Ferns'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:02am

"What happens if you get pregnant? Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months?" host Zach Galifianakis asks.

Clinton Puts Focus On 56 Million 'Invisible' Disabled Voters

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:37am

By delivering a major address on issues around disability and employment, Hillary Clinton put a focus on a large group of voters who often feel ignored.

How Clinton And Trump Are Preparing For The First Presidential Debate

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 5:00am

Both major party candidates are preparing for the first presidential debate on Monday, but they're doing so in different ways.

The Issues: How Clinton And Trump Come Down On Law And Order

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Law and order have been a major theme this year on the campaign trail. But that means very different things to the two major party presidential candidates.

Clinton Courts Voters With Disabilities

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton's campaign is making a pitch on creating economic opportunity for disabled Americans, a level of attention that disability advocates say is rare in a presidential campaign.

Why Isn't Hillary Clinton Doing Better With African-American Voters?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton has been working to attract more black voters, and President Obama also made an appeal for her. Steve Inskeep talks to Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, who is a Clinton supporter.

Trump Still Trying To Sway Black Voters To The Side Of Republicans

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump is continuing his efforts to reach out to Africa-Americans. He spoke on Wednesday at a predominantly black church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

In First Debate With Clinton, Trump To Demonstrate He's Ready To Lead

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump goes into Monday's presidential debate looking to appear as a plausible alternative to Hillary Clinton. On Wednesday, we heard what Clinton faces — now we examine Trump's challenges.

U.S. Approves Export Of Boeing And Airbus Planes To Iran

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:46pm

It's a major step forward on a key portion of last year's nuclear deal with Iran, and is seen as a test case on doing business with that country. The planes will help modernize Iran's aging fleet.

Anti-Defamation League Steps Up Efforts To Combat Anti-Semitism Online

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:30pm

The Anti-Defamation League is hiring a Silicon Valley representative to lead in efforts to combat anti-Semitism and other hate speech online, says CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

Hillary Clinton Struggles To Attract Obama Coalition Of Young Voters

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton is struggling to attract young voters. She has not been able, so far, to appeal to as many of them as did the last Democrat who ran for president, Barack Obama. This is a problem for her as she seeks to duplicate the Obama coalition of voters that relied on young voters for his historic victory.

'Washington Post' Finds Trump Used Charity Money To Settle Lawsuits

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Robert Siegel follows up with Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold about his latest reporting on the Trump Foundation. Fahrenthold found that Donald Trump allegedly used $258,000 from his legal charity to settle lawsuits involving his for-profit businesses.

Conservatives File Voter Registration Lawsuits; Liberals Say It's Blocking Votes

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:28pm

Conservative groups have filed about a dozen lawsuits against election officials around the country, claiming that they're not maintaining their voter registration lists as required by law.

Trump Says African-Americans Are In Their 'Worst Shape' Ever. The Data Disagrees

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:28pm

A look at major indicators suggests that while African-Americans lag behind the rest of the country in many key areas, they've also experienced steady economic and socioeconomic gains.

The Big Reason Voters Like Trump, Clinton? They're Not The Other

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 10:47am

A new Pew Research Center study finds that a third of Clinton and Trump supporters are most strongly motivated by opposition to Trump and Clinton.




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