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This Election Is Even Tough For Comedians

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

For the past two years this election season has been relentless. And it turns out it's especially tough for stand up comedians. Washington, D.C. comedian Rob Maher explains.

Decline In U.S. Manufacturing Hits African-Americans Hardest

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

Scott Paul and Gerald Taylor of the Alliance for American Manufacturing discuss a report on how manufacturing decline in the U.S. has left many African-American communities spiraling toward poverty.

Analysts Blame Declining Financial Markets On Political News

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

This year's unconventional presidential race has some stock analysts worried about unpredictable markets. NPR's Marilyn Geewax talks about why and how politics are roiling the financial markets.

Barbershop: Checking Back In On Voters Before The Election

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

The Barbershop circles back with some of the voters from Cleveland and Philadelphia before the political conventions: Democrat Malcolm Kenyatta and Republicans Christian Pancake and Steve Herbik.

Fox News Anchor Apologizes For False Report

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

Fox News's Bret Baier apologized Friday for his report that an indictment was "likely" to result from the FBI investigation of the Clinton Foundation. The gaffe is the latest in a rough year for Fox.

Obama Commutes Sentences For 72 More Federal Inmates

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

President Obama has commuted the sentences of 72 more inmates to bring his total commutations to 944. Professor P.S. Ruckman of Northern Illinois University explains why the move is unprecedented.

Immigrants Temporarily Shielded Under DACA Worry About Election's Consequences

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

More than 700,000 people have been temporarily shielded from deportation by President Obama's immigration program. Many are watching the presidential race to see how long the policy will last.

Here's Our Election Playlist. What's Yours?

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

As we count down to Election Day, NPR staffers picked some songs that best express the 2016 Election. Now send us your picks, tweet @npratc or @NPRMichel with hashtag #Electionjams.

They Waited 96 Years To Vote For The First Woman Major-Party Nominee

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 4:11pm

The website I Waited 96 Years documents women born before the ratification of the 19th Amendment casting their ballots for Hillary Clinton.

The Trend Toward Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 1:02pm

The House Minority Leader's stance on legal pot marks a larger trend across the country toward greater acceptance of the drug. Five states are voting on Tuesday to legalize its recreational use.

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Ban On Arizona's Ballot-Collecting Law

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 11:56am

The ruling means that in Arizona, the practice that critics call "ballot harvesting" will be a felony in Tuesday's election.

Experts Warn Of Election Day Cyberattacks

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 11:33am

Nearly all 50 states have asked for federal assistance in protecting their voting systems and Ohio has asked the National Guard for help.

Beyoncé, Jay-Z Join Clinton On Campaign Trail To Drive Up Minority Turnout

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:27am

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania in an effort to excite young voters and shore up turnout among African-Americans in states that can protect her path to victory.

Writer Thomas Mallon: Fact Is Stranger Than Fictionalizing The Election

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:27am

Writer and critic Thomas Mallon, who happens to be Republican, imagined the 2016 presidential campaign as a novel in a recent New Yorker article. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon.

No Relation: Meet Donald L. Trump, The Cancer Doctor From Virginia

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:27am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Donald "Skip" Trump, a Virginia doctor, who has spent decades answering questions about a different Trump with the same first name.

'Rigged' Election Myths Contradict Voter Fraud's Low Threat To Sway Outcome

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:27am

A minority of American voters believe the polls will be accurately tallied in the 2016 election. But fraud or tampering with the voting process — even via hacking — is highly unusual and unlikely.

'Rigged' Election Myths Contradict Voter Fraud's Low Threat To Sway Outcome

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:27am

A minority of American voters believe the polls will be accurately tallied in the 2016 election. But fraud or tampering with the voting process — even via hacking — is highly unusual and unlikely.

3 Days To Go: Trump Looks To Close In On Clinton In Battleground States

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:27am

Donald Trump spent Friday campaigning in several key battleground states: New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He's presenting his case for Tuesday's election.

3 Days To Go: Poll Results Show Tightening Race As Trump Heads To Battleground States

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 7:27am

The election of 2016 is in its final days. Scott Simon and NPR correspondent and editor Ron Elving look back over a tumultuous campaign that ends on Tuesday.

Donald Trump's Road To Election Day

Sat, 11/05/2016 - 5:00am

Trump's rise to the Republican nomination had an aura of invincibility, as he unleashed a force in American politics that could carry him to the presidency.

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