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Questioning If An Election Will Be 'Rigged' Strikes At The Heart Of Democracy

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 5:00am

The stage appears to be set for many Americans to question the legitimacy of this year's election results. The consequences of that are unknowable and potentially dangerous.

Jill Stein Wins Green Party Nomination, Courting Disaffected Sanders Supporters

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 11:00pm

The Green Party officially nominated Jill Stein and running mate Ajamu Baraka on Saturday. With many Sanders supporters in attendance, Stein stressed she's long stood for ideas that fueled his rise.

Muslim Voters' Attitudes Have Shifted 'Dramatically' In Past 15 Years

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 4:05pm

Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, gives an overview of American Muslims' political positions both historically and during this election cycle.

A Pivotal For Week For Donald Trump

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 4:05pm

The presidential race enters the sprint to the general election in November, but already Donald Trump's fortunes seem to be changing rapidly.

Jill Stein Officially Takes Green Party Nomination

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 4:05pm

The Green Party is holding its convention in Houston Saturday, the biggest in its history. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is hoping to attract disaffected supporters of Bernie Sanders.

How The Trump Campaign Weakened The Republican Platform On Aid To Ukraine

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 10:29am

The changes to the GOP platform also highlight a rare instance where Trump agrees with President Obama's policy.

Trump Launches Fundraising Blitz As GOP Donors Wonder Whether He Can Win

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 9:49am

The Republican nominee has 21 fundraisers planned in the next 31 days — but amid falling poll numbers and a series of stumbles, some big Republican donors may not contribute to Trump's campaign.

Some Bernie Sanders Supporters Finding A New Home Within The Green Party

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 9:01am

The former Democratic candidate may have been mentioned more than the Green Party's own presumptive nominee, Jill Stein, at the third party's convention this weekend in Houston.

#NPRreads: What Our Interns Are Reading This Week

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 7:48am

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.

As Trump Poll Numbers Slip, He Warns Of A Rigged Election

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 7:38am

As Donald Trump's poll numbers slip, he's warning of a rigged elections. We get the latest from the candidate's appearances in swing states.

Former George W. Bush Advisor Among Foreign Policy Experts Who Say Never Trump

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 7:38am

Kori Schake, a foreign policy adviser to President George W. Bush, is one of the Republicans who's declared support for Hillary Clinton. Scott Simon talks with her about her choice.

Rep. Curry Todd Charged With Campaign Sign Theft; Opponent Mark Lovell Posts Bail

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 7:38am

NPR's Scott Simon reports on a moment of grace in this nasty campaign season.

Libertarian VP Pick Outlines Platform, To Draw Voters Away From Major-Party Nominees

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 7:38am

NPR's Scott Simon asks the Libertarian vice presidential candidate to lay out the positions of his party on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues.

How New CItizens — And First-Time Voters — Feel About The 2016 Election

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 7:38am

Among the first-time voters this fall are new citizens. NPR's Scott Simon caught up with three and asked how they view this election as newly minted Americans.

Donald Trump Endorses Paul Ryan, GOP Leaders He's Criticized

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:00pm

After refusing to back the House Speaker for reelection just days ago, Trump made a step towards unifying the GOP — and some of its members who've have sought to distance themselves from Trump.

Inconsistencies Call Melania Trump's Immigration Story Into Question

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:29pm

Questions about Melania Trump's immigration history in the U.S. have surfaced this week. Trump says she has been in full compliance with U.S. immigration laws. But some immigration experts question whether she had the proper visas while working as a model.

Week In Politics: Donald Trump's Ailing Campaign

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution about the political news of the week.

Many Iranians View Donald Trump's Candidacy With Unease

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Ramin Mostaghim, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times in Tehran, about how people in Iran view the U.S. presidential election.

Iranians Deeply Divided Over U.S. Presidential Candidates

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Ramin Mostaghim, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times in Tehran, about how people in Iran view the U.S. presidential election.

U.S. Economy Continues Growth Ahead Of Presidential Election

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:29pm

With new jobs numbers out Friday and the recent anemic growth in the GDP, NPR takes stock of the economy three months before the election.

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