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A Look At Where Bernie Sanders' Movement Goes From Here

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic race for President, but his supporters believe some of his ideas won. Sanders surrogate Jonathan Tasini looks at his legacy.

Clinton, Kaine Take Off On Bus Campaign Tour

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine hit two swing states after the Democratic convention. They're on a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Do Putin And Trump Really Have Something To Gain From One Another?

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Days after Donald Trump suggested Vladimir Putin hacked Hillary Clinton's email, NPR's Scott Simon explores the Trump-Putin mutual admiration society with veteran Russia reporter Julia Ioffee.

Democratic National Convention Flips The Script With Reagan-esque Themes

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

The DNC was chock full of chants of "USA!" and salutes to Ronald Reagan and John McCain. Scott Simon talks to conservative author Charlie Sykes, who says it almost sounded like a GOP convention.

DNC Wraps Up A Week In Philadelphia

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Democrats wrapped up their convention in Philadelphia this week. NPR's Ron Elving has all the details, and a look ahead to what both candidates need to do in the months before the election.

Trump Hits The Battleground States

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 7:44am

Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail. He's rebutting the case Hillary Clinton made against him at the Democratic convention.

For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 6:00am

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.

PHOTOS: Dissent, Drama And Unity At The Democratic Convention

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:37pm

Photographer Gabriella Demczuk explored the fractures in American politics, examining the Democratic Party's attempt to capitalize on the convention in Philadelphia to make itself "stronger together."

LISTEN: At The DNC, We Asked Women Why They Were Voting For Clinton

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 4:27pm

We asked women — as young as 4 and as old as 77 — how much the weight of history factored into their decision.

Comparing Both Conventions As TV: Did Either One Get An Edge?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:59pm

Now that the national conventions have concluded, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks back on both, judging them purely as television programs. Policy aside, did either convention make for compelling TV?

Kaine Highlights His Catholic Faith On The Trail — But Will It Sway Catholic Voters?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:59pm

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine has put his Jesuit upbringing front and center in the campaign, raising the question: What role will Catholic voters play in the upcoming election?

Federal Appeals Court Throws Out North Carolina's Voter ID Law

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:59pm

A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a North Carolina law that requited voter identification. The unanimous decision found the law was "passed with racially discriminatory intent."

Is Hillary Clinton The First Woman Nominee — Or The First Female Nominee?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:59pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews linguist Deborah Tannen about the nuances behind the adjectives "woman," "female" and others, when discussing occupations.

Trump Goes Stumping In The Rockies, With Campaign Stop In Colorado

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:59pm

On the day after the Democratic National Convention wrapped up, Donald Trump is campaigning in Colorado — and taking aim at the message and messengers of his opposition.

Week In Politics: The Democratic National Convention

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:59pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the political news of the week.

No Rest For The Weary: Hours After Convention's End, Clinton Hits The Trail

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:59pm

Hillary Clinton campaigned with her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, in Philadelphia on Friday, just hours after accepting the Democratic nomination for president.

After Hacking Claims, Here's The View From Russia On The U.S. Campaign

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:51pm

Russia denies that it was behind a hacking attack on the Democratic Party that led to embarrassing revelations ahead of this week's convention. "Total stupidity," says a Kremlin spokesman.

Hackers Break Into Another Democratic Party Computer System

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 2:48pm

The DNC's congressional campaign arm is the latest hacking victim.

Campaign For Universal Health Care In Colorado Seeks Bernie Sanders' Help

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 1:06pm

An initiative on the state's November ballot would establish a single-payer health plan. Supporters hope to lure Sanders to help get out the vote.

The Economy And Politics Of 1968: Now Playing In Reruns

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:33am

Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.

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