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Clinton Case Raises Questions About Discipline For Government Employees

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:39pm

Susan Hennessey, a fellow at the Brookings Institution and managing editor of the Lawfare blog, talks about disciplinary actions for employees implicated in "sloppy" handling of classified materials.

Bernie Sanders Expected To Endorse Hillary Clinton On Tuesday

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 3:27pm

The endorsement will come next week, two Democrats familiar with the campaign tell NPR's Tamara Keith.

Fact Check: Clinton's Speech On Trump And Atlantic City, Annotated

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 1:03pm

Hillary Clinton blasted Donald Trump's business record in the Atlantic City area. NPR's politics team breaks down Clinton's claims.

FACT CHECK: Air Force One, Who Pays?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:12pm

For purely political trips, a campaign reimburses the government for use of Air Force One. But trips that mix business with campaigning are murkier, rules-wise, and who pays is more opaque.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: FBI Director Comey Testifies, Vulnerable Freshman Congressmen

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:22am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web. Today, comparing Hillary Clinton's FBI probe to similar cases and Alabama's lawsuit over refugees.

Meet Donald Trump's Potential Vice Presidents In 100 Words

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 9:26am

Trump has run a highly unpredictable GOP campaign and his vice presidential choice will likely be the same. Here are some of his top prospects.

Brexit Bargains Abound As Loans And Gas Get Cheaper. Is That Good For Us?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 7:00am

By voting to exit the European Union, Britons increased fears of recession. That has caused many prices to fall. Now economists aren't sure whether cheaper goods and loans will help or harm Americans.

Three Reasons Why Donald Trump Is Back On Capitol Hill

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 5:19am

Donald Trump is meeting with Republican Congressional leaders in Washington on Thursday. Here's a look at a few of the reasons why Trump is coming back.

Trump Still Lacks Strong Support From Republicans In Washington

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Donald Trump will be in Washington on Thursday for a round of meetings with Republican officials. He's working on unifying the party ahead of the Republican National Convention.

Did The Gun-Control Sit-In By Democrats Accomplish Anything?

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

House Democrats have yet to convince the GOP leadership to allow a vote on the proposals at the center of their June 22 sit-in. David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Norma Torres of California.

Examining The Clinton-Trump Relationship Before Election Season Started

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

Hillary Clinton attended Donald Trump's third wedding. Trump has contributed to Clinton's past campaigns and her husband's foundation. Does this mean that, before this election, they were friends?

Democrats To Meet Friday To Finalize National Party Platform

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:05am

David Greene talks to Rep. Keith Ellison, one of the drafters of the 2016 Democratic national platform. The Minnesota Democrat says they don't have party unity yet, but that they will get there.

Your Complete Guide To The Possible Anti-Trump Rebellion At The RNC

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 4:00am

Longtime Republican rule-makers are coming together to try to block the "Stop Trump" movement at the GOP's national convention in Cleveland.

Attorney General: Hillary Clinton Email Case Is Closed

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 5:36pm

Loretta Lynch says she has accepted the recommendation of the FBI and career prosecutors and is closing the investigation without bringing any charges.

Donald Trump Raises $51 Million In June But Details Are Hazy

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:48pm

It's a big improvement over his previous fundraising but still far less than his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Denounces Donald Trump's Business Career In Atlantic City

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, trying to draw a negative image of Donald Trump's business career and move away from the controversy over her emails.

GOP Leaders Criticize FBI Recommendation Not To Charge Hillary Clinton

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Hillary Clinton appears to have received preferential treatment in the investigation into her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. FBI Director James Comey recommended Tuesday that no charges be brought against Clinton.

A House Divided: 2 Democratic Delegates Remain Split Ahead Of Convention

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

Dallas Fowler and her mother Carolyn Fowler are both delegates to the upcoming Democratic Convention in Philadelphia. But they are a house divided.

Jewish Reporters Harassed By Trump's Anti-Semitic Supporters

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump's campaign attracted a following from white supremacists, and some have directed anti-Semitic invectives at Jewish reporters and activists. One recently spoke to the public radio reporter he harassed.

Obama Slows Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan Again

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 3:29pm

President Obama announced Wednesday more U.S. troops than planned will remain in Afghanistan through the remainder of his presidency.

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