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Trump's Outreach To Black Voters May Really Be About White Voters

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

Donald Trump heads to Detroit on Saturday to attend a black church. Pundits suggest Trump's outreach to black voters is really about persuading college-educated white voters that he's open-minded.

U.S. Presidential Election Interferes With Ratification Of TPP

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 4:07am

Steve Inskeep talks to Miriam Sapiro, who helped negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, about why U.S. pacts with Europe and the Pacific Rim are faltering, and why that's a big deal for the U.S.

6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Trump's Border Enforcement Plan

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 5:00pm

His proposed "great wall" gets all the attention. But his plan would mean record spending on top of what's already record spending on border enforcement.

The Making Of Clinton And Trump

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:06pm

The 2016 presidential campaign has, in many ways, become a question of character. In this hour long special, Rachel Martin digs into how

Presidential Candidates Sharply Divided Over NATO

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Angela Stent, a Brookings senior fellow and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, about the presidential candidates' positions on NATO and the U.S. relationship with Russia.

Trump Affirms Tough Immigration Stance After Visiting Mexican President

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:26pm

On Wednesday, Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Hours later, he gave a speech on immigration where he promised to build a border wall and empower a new deportation force. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sean Sullivan, a reporter for The Washington Post, about Trump's stance on immigration.

White House Considers Steps To Protect Voting Systems From Hackers

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:26pm

Given the threat of cyber attacks, the Obama administration may designate U.S. election systems as "critical infrastructure." But not everyone thinks that's a good idea.

Trump Wants A Special Prosecutor For Clinton. But They Can Be Political Weapons, Too

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 1:37pm

Donald Trump has called for a special prosecutor to investigate his political opponent. But the history of special prosecutors suggests they do not remove politics from the law enforcement process.

Trump Makes Nice In Mexico, Talks Tougher Than Ever Just Hours Later In Phoenix

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:16am

If this was the opportunity for a turnaround speech that changed the broad public perception of the candidate, it was a moment not only missed but thrust away with both hands.

Donald Trump Delivers Immigration Policy Speech In Arizona

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:07am

In his aggressive speech in Phoenix, Trump vowed to deport anyone who has entered the U.S. illegally. Earlier in the day, he traveled to Mexico City to meet with Mexico's president.

Church-Going Catholics Reject Trump Expected To Support Clinton

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 4:07am

Renee Montagne talks to John Carr, head of Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, about why Catholic voters seem to prefer Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.

Smithsonian Collects Convention Memorabilia To Tell This Election's Story

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 3:59am

Smithsonian curators shipped some 100 pounds of souvenirs from the Republican and Democratic conventions — "great objects that engage issues for 2016" — back to the American history museum.

Watch And Fact Check: Donald Trump's Speech On Immigration

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 8:44pm

NPR's politics team is live annotating Trump's speech on immigration, which comes after a week of seeming to change direction on the issue.

Divided Supreme Court Refuses To Reinstate North Carolina Voter ID Law

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:23pm

In a 4 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court Wednesday refused an emergency request from North Carolina Republicans to reinstate a controversial voting law.

In Mexico, Trump Reaffirms U.S. 'Right' To Protect Its Borders

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:14pm

The GOP presidential nominee met with the Mexican president in a hastily arranged foreign visit. Trump is deeply unpopular in Mexico for his long-running criticism of Mexican immigrants.

Treasury Secretary Lew On Global Trade Deals And Corporate Taxation

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 4:09pm

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says he isn't ready to write off embattled trade deals with Asia and Europe. But he says a better case needs to be made to U.S. workers who fear their effects.

U.N. Fails To Bring Transparency To Secretary General Race

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Activists were hoping that the race for the United Nations Secretary General would be more transparent this year and women would be considered. The latest straw polls suggest otherwise.

Hillary Clinton Depends On Black Voters In Hopes To Win North Carolina

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Black voters are key to Hillary Clinton's hopes to win North Carolina. Though every poll shows Clinton with a huge advantage among black voters, there are concerns over turnout.

Clinton Slams Trump For Insulting Mexico In American Legion Speech

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

Hillary Clinton told the American Legion convention in Ohio the last thing America needs in Washington is more name calling. She slammed Republican rival Donald Trump for insulting Mexican immigrants.

Donald Trump To Deliver Immigration Speech In Arizona

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:28pm

After days of back and forth over whether his stance on immigration was "softening" or "hardening," Donald Trump tries to provide some clarity in a speech in Arizona.




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