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Testimony Begins In New Jersey Bridgegate Trial

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

Federal prosecutors say New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about the plot to shut down the George Washington Bridge. The Bridgegate trial is currently underway.

Obama Delivers Final Address To U.N. General Assembly

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

President Obama gives his final address to the United Nations General Assembly and hosts a summit on the world's refugee crisis Tuesday.

How Presidents Can Help Boost American Economic Mobility

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:35pm

As part of our series "A Nation Engaged," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Berkeley economist Enrico Moretti about what it takes to increase economic mobility — the ability of people to get better jobs and make more money — and how that could change under a President Clinton or President Trump.

Obama At U.N.: Reject Tribalism Home And Abroad

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 2:28pm

President Obama's last address to world leaders at the United Nations also offered an appeal to U.S. voters ahead of November's presidential election.

Taste The Outrage: Donald Trump Jr.'s Tweet Compares Refugees To Skittles

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:51am

After the Republican presidential candidate's son compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles, the candy's parent company responded, saying, "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people."

With Donald Trump's Birther Spin, He's Crossed A Line

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 5:00am

Donald Trump has found it possible not only to circumvent the media and defy them, but to exploit their power and discredit their judgment at the same time.

Wells Fargo CEO To Address Accounts Scandal Before Senate Panel

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:26am

CEO John Stumpf is expected to apologize for betraying customers' trust when he appears before the Senate Banking Committee to answer questions about employees opening unauthorized customer accounts.

Spurning Trump, Self-Styled Conservative Gatekeeper Finds Himself On The Margins

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

For more than two decades, Wisconsin talk radio host Charlie Sykes has shaped modern conservatism. But now, Sykes wonders whether he helped create an environment that fueled Donald Trump's rise.

Talk Radio Host Reflects On His Split With Conservative Establishment

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

For more than two decades, Wisconsin talk radio host Charlie Sykes has helped shape modern conservatism. With the rise of Donald Trump, Sykes questions whether he still belongs in the movement.

Clinton And Trump Poll Poorly With Voters Under 35, Research Shows

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:02am

Hillary Clinton has the support of 31 percent of likely voters under 35, Trump has 26 percent. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic pollster Margie Omero and Republican analyst Kristen Soltis Anderson.

Patient Diplomacy And A Reluctance To Act: Obama's Mark On Foreign Policy

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:01am

President Obama speaks to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. It'll likely be his last time to do so as president.

NPR Battleground Map: A Path To The Presidency Opens Up For Trump

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 4:00am

A month ago, Hillary Clinton had solidified her lead and Donald Trump's path to the presidency looked closed off. That's all changed in the past month.

Trump Calls It 'Sad' That N.Y. Bombing Suspect Gets Medical Care, Lawyer

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 6:16pm

The suspect in the weekend bombings, 28 year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami of New Jersey, is a U.S. citizen and is afforded legal counsel and due process — under the Constitution.

Pundits Vs. Machine: Predicting Controversies In The Presidential Race

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:57pm

How well can a computer program predict which controversies around Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are likely to re-emerge in the coming weeks? Two human pundits agree to compete against the machine.

First Presidential Debate To Focus On Prosperity, Security And Nation's Direction

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:37pm

The 90-minute event will be the first onstage matchup for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It will be before a live audience and contain no commercial breaks.

Despite Lack Of Enthusiasm, Clinton Works To Court Young Voters

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:34pm

Hillary Clinton is trying to drum up support from young voters. Among the major parts of President Obama's winning coalition from 2008 and 2012, they have been particularly unenthused about Clinton.

Trump, Clinton Prepare To Face Off In First Presidential Debate Next Week

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:34pm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's responses to the incidents in New Jersey, New York and Minnesota highlight differences in their leadership styles as they prepare for the first debate next week.

U.S. Shifts Focus To Refugee Crisis At U.N. General Assembly

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:34pm

The Obama administration is trying to put the focus on refugees this week during the United Nations General Assembly. The efforts began with a senior official filming an interview with Grover from Sesame Street.

'New Yorker' Writer Imagines Donald Trump As President

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 3:34pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to New Yorker writer Evan Osnos, whose article in this week's magazine examines what Donald Trump would do as president.

The Candidates' Reactions To Attacks, In Their Own Words

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 1:21pm

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton over strong contrast in their response to attacks in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota.

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