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How Will Bernie Sanders Supporters Vote?

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

Scott Simon speaks to Jeff Weaver, former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders about how the Bernie coalition will vote in November.

Setting The Scene: Monday's Presidential Debate In Chicago

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

The stage is set for what could be a pivotal moment in the race for president: the first debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It takes place Monday at Hofstra University.

Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 7:47am

Ted Cruz has reversed a long held position and endorsed Donald Trump for president. Scott Simon discusses what the endorsement means with Ron Elving, senior editor for NPR's Washington Desk.

Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 5:00am

From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.

Congress Has One Week Left To Keep The Government Running Past September

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 4:00am

Congress has one job to do this month before its October recess: make a deal to keep the government funded past Sept. 30. But that hasn't happened yet.

Obama Vetoes Bill To Allow Sept. 11 Victims To Sue Saudi Government

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 6:22pm

The president warned that the bill could undermine government actions to fight government-sponsored terrorism and threaten the immunity that protects many U.S. citizens, including military, overseas.

Candidates Want To Raise The Economic Tide To Lift Opportunity, But How?

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:45pm

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talk about increasing opportunities for coming generations. Some analysts say boosting economic growth would help, but the way there is complicated.

First-Time Voters In Iowa Process Unusual Presidential Election

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:42pm

For many voters, 2016 seems like an unusual election compared to what they've seen in past years. For the youngest voters this year, it's the only one they've participated in.

Presidential Candidates Hold Starkly Different Views On Energy

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:42pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have starkly different views on energy policies. We hear from the people who are advising the candidates on everything from clean energy to fracking.

Trump, Pence Strike Contrasting Tones On Campaign Trail

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:42pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, strike very different tones on the campaign trail.

As U.S. Economy Grows, Many Americans Struggle To Face Trade-Offs

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:42pm

Many economists on the left and right agree that stronger economic growth is a reliable path toward creating opportunity for more Americans. But, as we hear in this installment of our series "A Nation Engaged," those economists also agree that many Americans are not prepared to face the trade-offs that come with a more dynamic economy.

Week In Politics: Police Shootings, Upcoming Presidential Debate

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 3:42pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution. They discuss reaction to the police shooting in Charlotte, N.C., and look ahead to the presidential debate next week.

Donald Trump Unveils New, More Diverse, Supreme Court Short List

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:22pm

The new list consists of 10 more possible nominees, including a U.S. senator who has refused to endorse Trump.

After Bitter Primary Fight, Ted Cruz Backs Donald Trump

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 1:35pm

One Cruz supporter said the move "just cements Trump as the unopposed alpha in the GOP and hangs Cruz's conservative resistance out to dry."

WATCH: 20 Years Before 'Two Ferns,' Hillary Clinton Played Forrest Gump

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:08pm

Decades before her appearance on "Between Two Ferns," Hillary Clinton was in-character for a skit that was supposed to stay off-the-record.

4 Things To Watch In The First Debate For Donald Trump

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

The Republican nominee proved adept in the primary debates, but a one-on-one debate could expose weaknesses in policy. And he'll have delicately approach how he debates with the first female nominee.

4 Things To Watch In The First Debate For Hillary Clinton

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

Expectations are high for the Democratic nominee, but she needs to come across as authentic and relatable instead of just a policy wonk.

A Complete Guide To Early And Absentee Voting

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 5:00am

Early voting is set to account for one-third of all votes cast this election. Does your state allow early voting? And how do the campaigns use this data? Find out with our complete guide.

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.




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