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46 States Request Help From Homeland Security In Protecting Voting Systems

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Forty six states have asked the Department of Homeland Security for help in protecting their voting systems from hacking. In Ohio, a cyber unit of the National Guard has been enlisted.

FBI Continues Review Of Emails Connected To Hillary Clinton Aide

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

The FBI is reviewing emails it discovered on a laptop belonging to the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's top aides, and the agency has become a big part of the presidential election.

In Youngstown, Ohio, Support For Trump Echoes Memories Of Local Political Hero

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Youngstown, Ohio, is considered a Democratic stronghold, but there is strong support for Donald Trump in the Mahoning Valley area this presidential year, which echoes memories of another outspoken, over-the-top political outsider — the late Congressman James Traficant.

The Business Ballot Battle Creating A Wedge Among Detroit Voters

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Tired and unhappy with the city's actions, a group of Detroit activists put a measure on the ballot that would require large project developers to negotiate a binding agreement with the community.

2 Former Aides To N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Found Guilty In 'Bridgegate Trial'

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were convicted Friday of creating an epic traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge for what prosecutors say was political revenge.

3 Latino Candidates Face Off In Doral, Fla., Mayor's Race

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

In most American cities, a Hispanic candidate can count on support from many Hispanic voters. But what happens when three different Latino candidates are running for mayor in a Latino-majority city? In Doral, Fla., a Venezuelan, Mexican and a Cuban are vying for the job.

Week In Politics: Candidates Make Closing Arguments To Voters

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 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, about the presidential candidates' closing arguments to voters in key states just days before Election Day.

Senators Investigate Reports Wells Fargo Punished Workers

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:31pm

Elizabeth Warren and two other senators are asking the bank about reports of retribution against would-be whistleblowers. The senators cite NPR reports about workers who were fired or pushed to quit.

A Tale Of Two Counties: A Visit To A Swing State's Richest And Poorest Places

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 1:49pm

North Carolina's Bertie and Wake counties are about a two-hour drive apart, but the divide between them is huge. And it's easy to see the links between people's lives here and the way they are voting.

Here's Why Hillary Clinton's Troubles Aren't Millennials' Fault

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:55am

As the polls have tightened, some political analysts are pointing fingers at millennial voters. But is that fair? Millennials support Clinton more than any other age group.

Jury Hands Down Bridgegate Verdict: Former Christie Allies Guilty

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:16am

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, former allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, were found guilty in federal court. The officials were accused of shutting down bridge lanes for political retribution.

U.S. Wages Rising At The Fastest Pace In Years Amid Solid Hiring

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:07am

The Labor Department's latest jobs report shows that average hourly earnings have risen by 2.8 percent since last year, outpacing inflation. Economists say that will boost consumer spending.

2 Former Chris Christie Aides Found Guilty On All Counts In 'Bridgegate' Trial

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:56am

Former top aide Bridget Kelly and onetime Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni have been found guilty on all nine counts related to the Bridgegate scandal.

The Gender Gap In This Election Could Be The Biggest In At Least 60 Years

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:03am

Women prefer Clinton by about the same amount that men prefer Trump, and it could lead to the widest gulf between the sexes since at least the 1950s.

Are We Wrong To Think We're Right?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Our biases lead us to amend the facts. Writer Julia Galef explains how we can have better judgement by developing more empathy and testing our own beliefs.

Are Immigrants The Key To A Stronger Democracy?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Sayu Bhojwani urges her fellow immigrants to participate and find their own power in the political process in order to make democracy stronger.

Is Capitalism Compatible With Democracy?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Yanis Varoufakis proposes a provocative idea: democracy is not compatible with capitalism. He argues corporations have gained too much control and advocates for an "authentic democracy."

Does My Vote Really Matter?

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 7:35am

Eric Liu says that voting is the most important thing a citizen in a democracy can do. He says when we vote, even if it is in anger, we are part of a collective creative leap of faith.

Bundy Militia Not Backing Down Following Oregon Trial Acquittal

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 5:34am

Ammon Bundy's Oregon trial ended in an acquittal, and now his followers are back with fervor saying government constitutionally does not have the right to the Western lands. But scholars disagree.

Polarization And A Lack Of Productivity Are Likely To Reign After Election Day

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 5:00am

With no clear mandate likely to come out of 2016, there's little reason to be optimistic the next Congress can much done, something that has gripped Washington in recent years.

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