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Activists Gather To Push For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 4:02pm

As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.

Trump Calls To Stake Out Polling Places

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:30pm

At a campaign rally on Friday night, Donald Trump told Pennsylvania voters to monitor polling locations. Critics say his call to action is a form of voter intimidation.

#NPRreads: Shake Things Up This Weekend With These Three Stories

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 8:32am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Trump's Unscripted Remarks Continue To Dominate Discourse

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

This week Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gave major speeches on the economy, but most of the attention was on their gaffes and controversies.

Glenn Beck Speaks At Conservative Blog 'RedState' Gathering

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

The conservative blog RedState hosts its annual gathering in Denver this weekend. NPR's Scott Simon talks to radio host Glenn Beck who is giving the keynote speech.

'Tone Deaf' Trump Campaign Might Have To Worry About Utah

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

Trump's struggle to appeal to Mormon voters could make Utah a swing state. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Chris Karpowitz, of Brigham Young University's Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy.

Clinton Spends Week Going After Trump

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

Hillary Clinton wrapped up a week touring battleground states. She spent much of her time criticizing Donald Trump, much to her supporters' delight.

How Did Trump's and Clinton's Economic Policy Speeches Compare?

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 6:31am

While both candidates diverge vastly on many issues, they also have some surprising areas of agreement.

How Rich Candidates Try To Appeal To Working Voters

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 5:00am

In an election year characterized by populist energy over economic concerns like jobs and trade, the gap between the wealth of both major party candidates and typical voters is striking.

Week In Politics: Clinton's Tax Returns, Dueling Economic Speeches

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Hillary Clinton's release of her tax returns and the candidates' economic speeches.

Platform Check: Trump, Clinton Deliver Competing Economic Policy Speeches

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to economist Diane Swonk about the economic plans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Wealthy Candidates Struggle To Connect With Working Class Voters

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

Hillary Clinton's release of her tax returns and the pressure on Donald Trump to follow suit draws attention to the candidates' wealth. On the trail, they try hard to connect with working class voters.

DOJ's Withering Baltimore Report Says 'What Black Folks Have Been Saying For Decades'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 1:04pm

"I don't know people who weren't aware of the stats that were just published. I don't know them. We already know the score."

The Internet Can Turn Quickly — Even On Bernie Sanders

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:57pm

The former presidential candidate bought a lake-front summer vacation home for $575,000 this week. Some of his former supporters weren't happy about it and questioned his socialist bona fides.

3 Reasons We Care About Politicians' Taxes

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:25pm

Knowing everything there is to know about someone's financials is intrusive. So how did the tradition start — and why do we care?

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.




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