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Clinton Campaign Supports Recount Efforts In Battleground States

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 1:38pm

The Clinton camp also said it is "fully aware" that the outcome of the election is unlikely to change.

Paul Ryan's Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 12:01pm

An overhaul of Medicare must be part of efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan. His plan would ask insurers to sell Medicare policies on exchanges.

Non-Politicians Talking Politics: Australian Radio Host Richard Glover

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

The Australian media have been closely following the American presidential election. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Sydney radio host Richard Glover about the perspective from down under.

New York Leaders Voice Opposition To Trump's Policies

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

As President-elect Donald Trump huddles with his transition team in Manhattan, New York's top politicians are fighting Trump on his policies, especially on immigration.

The Latest In Politics

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

NPR's Scott Simon and Ron Elving discuss the shape of President-elect Donald Trump's administration so far and what priorities he'll likely pursue early on.

Trump's Week With The Press

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 8:06am

Donald Trump dressed down TV execs one day, and tried to rehabilitate his relationship with the press the next day by sitting down with the New York Times.

Worries About Health Insurance Cross Political Boundaries

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 5:00am

Many people who are grateful for Obamacare are also frustrated by it. Three voters weigh in about their hopes and fears for the Affordable Care Act under a Trump administration.

CHARTS: Is The Electoral College Dragging Down Voter Turnout In Your State?

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 4:00am

Voter turnout tends to be higher in battleground states, as well as those with same-day registration. These charts show what that relationship looks like.

Clinton's Popular-Vote Lead Is Now Over 2 Million, But Don't Expect Big Changes

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 6:57pm

The Democrat now leads Donald Trump by more than 2 million votes, as counting continues in California. But don't expect electors to overturn the result or for the Electoral College to be eliminated.

After Criticizing Trump, Miami GOP Congressman Prepares To Work With Him

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 5:25pm

Rep. Carlos Curbelo won re-election in an area that went overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. Now he faces challenges in backing his constituents' interests while working with a Trump administration.

Experts Say Russian Propaganda Helped Spread Fake News During Election

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg about the role of Russian propaganda and the flood of "fake news" this election season.

Green Party Raises More Than $5 Million In Election Recount Effort

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:32pm

Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president this year, has pledged to request recounts in swing states that Donald Trump narrowly won. Stein claims it's an effort to ensure the integrity of the results. But experts say there's no evidence of hacking or other irregularities. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Shane Harris, correspondent for The Daily Beast.

Week In Politics: Trump Makes First Cabinet Appointments

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss what a Trump presidency could look like based on his cabinet appointments thus far, and whether Democrats have a geography problem, given that Hillary Clinton now has a lead of around 2 million votes over Donald Trump.

People Have Donated Millions To Jill Stein's Recount Campaign. Is It Worth It?

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 2:02pm

Stein says she will demand a recount in three states: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, and the deadline to file for a recount in Wisconsin is today.

Trump Picks Former FEC Chairman As His White House Counsel

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 1:21pm

Unlike many people in Trump's inner circle, Donald McGahn has deep roots in the nation's capital. He led the Federal Election Commission and worked for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Thanksgiving Miracles And Mishaps: Your Dispatches From The Dinner Table

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 12:23pm

After an especially brutal election season, many dreaded — or even evaded — the difficult family conversations at Thanksgiving. Now, with the holiday in the books, listeners tell us their stories.

A Washington Transition for Trump, and For the Rest of Us

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 5:00am

For many who had thought they knew what to expect — either from the election itself or from a prospective Trump presidency — this is a time of transition to reality.

Examining Future Conservatism As Trump Transitions To The White House

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

As Donald Trump seems to modify and tone down several of his more hard-line campaign promises, Steve Inskeep checks in with one of Trump's most constant critics, Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

After 2016's Presidential Election, Examining What Populist Means

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to political scientist Paul Gilje of the University of Oklahoma about where President-elect Donald Trump fits into the larger history of populism in the U.S.

Will Trump Deliver On Promises To Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs?

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:11am

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to bring back manufacturing jobs — even to union members who've historically supported Democrats. But it's not clear how or if Trump can deliver.




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