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In An Effort To Pressure Trump, Clinton Releases Tax Rate

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:00am

The Clinton campaign says Hillary and Bill Clinton paid their 2015 federal taxes at a rate of 34.2 percent. The couple's overall tax rate was 43.2 percent, the campaign said.

Flint Mayor: 'Everybody Played A Role In This Disaster'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 8:15am

As a federal state of emergency ends for Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver says residents don't trust that government officials have fully addressed the lead contamination of their water.

The Latest Clinton Converts? White, College-Educated Voters

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 5:00am

Polls show Hillary Clinton is leading among white, college-educated voters — a demographic group that has consistently voted Republican for decades. But Donald Trump has pushed many over to Clinton.

Clinton Explains How Her Economic Plan Differs From Trump's Ideas

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

Steve Inskeep talks to Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the conservative think tank American Action Forum about Hillary Clinton's speech.

Trump Grabs Recent Media Headlines But They're Mostly Negative

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:05am

The vast majority of political headlines have been about Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton is fine with the attention Trump has been getting because the stories have been dragging down his poll numbers.

Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:04am

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demostrates zeal.

Murder Trial Linked To Immigration Debate Delayed Until 2017

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 5:36pm

Kate Steinle's death in San Francisco, allegedly at the hands of an undocumented felon, has been a focal point for opponents of sanctuary city policies who say dangerous criminals are being released.

After Criticism, Trump Adds Women To His Economic Advisory Team

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 5:18pm

The new advisers include several longtime GOP fundraisers and critics of Hillary Clinton. The GOP presidential nominee's initial list last week consisted entirely of white men.

Hillary Clinton Outlines Economic Policy In Rebuttal To Donald Trump

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:33pm

Hillary Clinton's economic speech Thursday in Michigan is intended to be a rejoinder to Donald Trump's earlier address on the same subject in the same state.

Trump Refuses To Back Away From Claim Obama Founded ISIS

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:33pm

Donald Trump spoke to the National Association of Homebuilders at an event in Miami Thursday, while Hillary Clinton outlined her economic vision in a policy address.

Newcomers To U.S. South Mark Shift In Regional Politics

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:33pm

Last year, according to census data, more people moved to the South than any other region in the U.S. Those demographic changes are also affecting the 2016 presidential race, especially in states like Georgia and North Carolina.

ISIS Expert Sets Record Straight On Trump's Accusations Against Obama

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 3:33pm

Donald Trump has doubled down on his claim that President Obama founded the terrorist group ISIS. Joby Warrick, a reporter for the Washington Post, who recently won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS, takes a closer look at Trump's comments.

Clinton To Lay Out Economic Plan In Contrast To Trump

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:58am

The Democratic presidential nominee will deliver her own speech about the economy at an advanced manufacturing plant in Warren, Mich., on Thursday afternoon.

Why Are The Media Obsessed With Trump's Controversies And Not Clinton's?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:07am

While less than shocking by Washington standards, the latest emails between Clinton Foundation and State Department staff underscore existing concerns about Clinton's ethics and transparency.

Trump Attacks Obama As 'The Founder of ISIS'

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 9:26am

The GOP presidential nominee has made similar incendiary remarks in the past that link rival Hillary Clinton to the Islamic State.

Despite Campaign Stumbles By Their Candidate, Trump Fans Remain Loyal

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

At a rally in Florida on Wednesday, Trump supporters talked about the presidential candidate after yet another gaffe, a week of bad poll numbers and a growing number of admonitions from Republicans.

Trump Offers Plan To Help Families Afford Child Care

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

When Donald Trump unveiled his economic vision this week, he offered a tax deduction on child-care costs as part of his plan to help families. Steve Inskeep talks Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore.

Rep. Dingel Presses Clinton To Talk More About Trade Issues

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton addresses the economy in a speech on Thursday. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingel, who represents Michigan's12th district, who says trade is a big issue in her state.

DEA Rejects Attempt to Loosen Federal Restrictions on Marijuana

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 8:30pm

U.S. enforcement officials said they will not change how they treat marijuana under federal drug control laws, turning aside a bid from Democratic governors to loosen restrictions on the substance.

Republicans For Hillary Clinton? Not A Total Oxymoron In 2016

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:11pm

Clinton's campaign is reaching out to Republicans, something she likely wouldn't have the luxury to do if Donald Trump weren't her opponent.




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