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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.

Rep. John Lewis Stumps For Hillary Clinton

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

The civil rights icon is working to get out the black vote for the Democratic candidate.

Trump Surrogate Argues Trump's Case For Latinos

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Donald Trump is making his final appeal to voters — and that includes Latinos. A.J. Delgado, the child of Cuban immigrants, works for the Trump campaign. Delgado speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Along A Milwaukee Bus Line, Voters Share Frustration,

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

On a route connecting the liberal inner city with conservative suburbs, the political landscape runs the spectrum. But many along the way hold similar frustrations with the election.

Democrat's Voter Intimidation Case Goes Before Federal Court Friday

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Democrats claim that the Republican National Committee is violating a 1982 consent decree by working with the Trump campaign to intimidate minority voters. The GOP denies the claim.

Views Of The Election: Reconciling Values. Votes In Raliegh, N.C.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

North Carolina's most prosperous area is experiencing a housing boom, and population is on the rise. But voters here say it's more than just economic issues that will determine their vote next week.

Hardline Conservatives Eye House Leadership At Rare Strategy Meeting

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Some top members of the House Freedom Caucus, like Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia, disagree with Speaker Paul Ryan's decision to criticize Donald Trump and say they may revolt against his leadership.

Views Of The Election: A North Carolina County, Battered By Floods, Economic Woe

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Bertie County in North Carolina has the lowest median income in the state. One resident says she'd vote for anyone who would raise the minimum wage, but another thinks Hillary Clinton is too arrogant.

Just In Time For The Election, It's Family Feud! With A Twist: Reconciliation

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

It's a tale as old as time: Father is conservative, daughter is liberal — and family gatherings almost always descend into bickering. Cue StoryCorps for a little election-season family therapy.

Views Of The Election: Reconciling Values. Votes In Raleigh, N.C.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

North Carolina's most prosperous area is experiencing a housing boom, and population is on the rise. But voters here say it's more than just economic issues that will determine their vote next week.

Hardline Conservatives Strategize At Rare Pre-Election Meeting

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 3:46am

Some top members of the House Freedom Caucus, like Rep. Dave Brat of Virginia, are looking past Tuesday's election and thinking about what they want the next Congress to focus on.

Moving To Canada, Eh? Or Maybe Ireland?

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 6:26pm

It seems every four years, Americans threaten to move to Canada if their chosen candidate isn't elected. Some remote islands are seizing on election-induced panic to grow their populations.

Major Trump Backer's Positive Comments About Apartheid Stir Anger

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 5:09pm

Silicon Valley billionaire investor Peter Thiel told two of his classmates at Stanford that he thought South Africa's former apartheid system of government was "a sound economic system."

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