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The 270 Project: Try To Predict Who Will Win The Election

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 5:22am

Demographics give Clinton an edge. But Trump says he can break the traditional mold. An NPR analysis — and new demographic tool — lets you create your own path to victory for either candidate.

Election Demographics Appear To Favor Clinton Over Trump

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Demographics play a huge determinative factor in presidential elections. NPR's Politics team has assembled a way for the audience to calculate possible voting outcomes based on demographics trends.

Senate Passes Bill To Help Puerto Rico Restructure Debt

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

Puerto Rico has $70 billion in debt. The measure passed by the Senate sets up a fiscal control board for the island, and helps it avoid defaulting on a critical $2 billion debt payment due Friday.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton Met Amid Email Investigation

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:38pm

It was a passing encounter on her government plane, but the whiff of impropriety while the Justice Department investigates Hillary Clinton's private email server could set Republicans howling.

Obama: Globalization Is 'Here' And 'Done'

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:41pm

Warning against withdrawing from trade deals, the president acknowledged a legitimate gripe with globalization, but says focusing only on local markets is the wrong medicine.

Fact-Check: Donald Trump And The Victimization Of U.S. Steel

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:14pm

Is Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. steel industry fell victim to dumping, unfair trade pacts and self-serving politicians accurate?

Conservative Christians Grapple With Whether 'Religious Freedom' Includes Muslims

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:38pm

Religious liberty is a key concern for many evangelical voters. But in the current political climate, there's some debate among Christian conservatives about how that applies to faiths like Islam.

NPR Politics Lunchbox: Concerns in Cleveland, 'Funny-Looking People'

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:43am

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web.

Obama: Trump, Brexit Vote Both Tap Into Fear Of 'Funny-Looking People'

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 8:01am

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, the president acknowledges "parallels" between the U.S. election and Britain's vote to leave the EU. But "the differences are greater than the similarities."

As Black Drama Flourishes, Divides On Racial Equality Persist

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:00am

While black stories debut on large and small screens, a Pew survey finds deep divisions on views of race in America. We examine how black America has changed through the lens of a hit TV remake.

Obama Answers Critics That He Hasn't Done Enough To Help Black People

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

Steve Inkeep talks to President Obama about how race relations have evolved during his presidency. The president says you can always find people who feel that "change hasn't happened fast enough."

Fact-Check: Trump's Speech On The Economy Annotated

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:27pm

NPR's politics team has annotated Donald Trump's Tuesday speech on the economy.

Obama: Trump Hasn't Captured 'Zeitgeist Of The Country'

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:00pm

Donald Trump may have clinched the GOP nomination, but President Obama says Trump's record low favorability ratings show that he hasn't won over the hearts and minds of the country just yet.

Obama Casts Doubt On Donald Trump's Chances In General Election

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm

President Obama reflects on the 2016 presidential election, in a preview of an upcoming NPR documentary on his presidency.

Donald Trump Campaigns In Battleground States

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm

Donald Trump is campaigning in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio this week, delivering a policy speech and holding a rally.

Supreme Court Concludes Session With Decision On Texas Abortion Law

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Nina Totenberg and Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSblog about all the happenings this past session and the lack of a ninth justice on the court.

'The Innocent Have Nothing To Fear' Echoes Real-Life Republican Race

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Stuart Stevens, a former strategist for Mitt Romney, whose new novel, The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear, tells the story of a neck-and-neck Republican primary campaign that ends up at a brokered convention.

Select Committee On Benghazi Releases Final Report

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm

The Select Committee on Benghazi released its findings Tuesday about the deadly 2012 attack with critical words for the Obama administration's failure to heed security warnings.

FACT CHECK: Clinton's Speech On The Economy, Annotated

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 1:50pm

NPR's politics team has annotated Hillary Clinton's Monday speech, in which she spoke about student debt, unions and tax rates.

God Only Knows: #IfTrumpwereEvangelical And #MethodistHillary

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 1:20pm

Amid rumors and questions about the religious faith of both major parties' presumptive presidential nominees, a pair of hashtags is born.

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