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Trump Releases Medical Information In Doctor's Letter

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 3:30pm

The Trump campaign released information about the candidate's health Thursday. It shows normal test results.

WATCH: Trump Discusses His Weight, Stamina And Medical Record On 'Oz'

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 2:54pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on the talk show of Dr. Mehmet Oz to discuss his health records.

Former House Speaker Boehner, Noted Smoker, Joins Tobacco Firm

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 2:20pm

John Boehner is joining the board of Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc.

Trump Confident He Can Speed Economic Growth To Rate Not Seen In Years

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:39pm

The candidate also predicted that his economic plan will deliver up to 25 million new jobs over the next decade, describing it as pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-family.

House To Hold Impeachment Hearing Against IRS Commissioner

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:56pm

A faction of the House's most conservative lawmakers secured a deal to delay an impeachment vote in exchange for a House Judiciary Committee hearing next Wednesday.

Trump Releases Weight, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar And Other Medical Information

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:32am

A letter from Donald Trump's personal physician says he is in "excellent physical health" and weighs 236 pounds, which, at a height of 6'3" puts him at the high-end of what is considered overweight.

Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 8:03am

Donald Trump is attacking the Flint pastor who interrupted him during a Wednesday appearance at her church.

Inside Hillary Clinton's Stump Speech, Annotated

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 5:00am

As candidates for president travel around the country, they often deliver the same speech, or close to it. We take a closer look at the familiar elements in a recent Clinton speech.

Inside Donald Trump's Stump Speech, Annotated

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 5:00am

In his stump speech, Donald Trump brings the energy and spends a lot of time talking about core issues like illegal immigration and trade as well as attacking the media and Hillary Clinton.

Does Good Economic News Undermine Political Messages By Trump, Clinton?

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to economist and syndicated columnist Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about record middle-class incomes.

Clinton And Trump Release Medical Information

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 4:11am

Hillary Clinton's campaign says she's recovering well from her bout of pneumonia and is otherwise in good health. Donald Trump on Thursday appears on the Dr. Oz TV show to talk about his health.

Republicans Watch As Life-Long GOP Voters Go Elsewhere

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 4:11am

North Carolina has become one of the most hotly contested battleground states in presidential elections. One of the reasons is that the state's population is growing and becoming more diverse.

How Does 'Basket Of Deplorables' Play In The Real World?

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 4:00am

Hillary Clinton's remark that "half of Trump's supporters" are a "basket of deplorables" touched off a firestorm in political press, but it seems to barely register for some voters.

Axelrod Says Clinton 'Penchant For Privacy' Made Health Concerns A Bigger Story

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 4:00am

The former senior adviser to President Obama suggested the Democratic presidential nominee should work with, not against, the press in an effort to be more transparent.

Clinton's Doctor Says She Is 'Recovering Well,' Releases More Health Information

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 4:11pm

The candidate's physician says she is "healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States." She also takes thyroid medication and blood thinners.

Clinton Releases Updated Health Information After Pneumonia Diagnosis

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 4:07pm

Hillary Clinton released updated health information on Wednesday following a pneumonia diagnosis. Her doctor says says she is "healthy and fit" to serve as president.

Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Delivers Economic Speech In Detroit

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

After an embarrassing gaffe on national television last week, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson tries to get his campaign back on track with a speech on economics in Detroit Wednesday.

U.S. To Lift Economic Sanctions Against Myanmar

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. is prepared to lift economic sanctions against Myanmar, in recognition of the country's progress towards democratic reform. Obama spoke after a White House meeting with Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.

Platform Check: Presidential Candidates Present Family Policies

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR takes a look at the policy proposals of the major presidential candidates on childcare and paid family leave, following a speech on the subject by Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, in Aston, Pa., on Tuesday.

Obama Says U.S. Prepared To Allow 30 Percent More Refugees Next Year

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:28pm

President Obama says the U.S. will allow 30 percent more refugees into the country next year, underlining a promise he made last year. This comes ahead of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly next week that will focus on the global refugee crisis.




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