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Iowa Republicans Struggle To Reconcile Support For Trump And TPP

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Most Iowa Republicans are strong backers of Donald Trump and an Asian free trade deal that Trump opposes.

Questions About Obamacare's Future As Health Insurers Back Out

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Aetna announced this week it's dropping out of Obamacare exchanges in 11 of the 15 states where the company has been competing. UnitedHealth and Humana are also scaling back their Obamacare business raising questions about the future of government run exchanges.

Week In Politics: Trump Campaign Shake-Ups

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Eliana Johnson of the National Review. They discuss the recent shake-ups within the Trump campaign and the Clinton Foundation's announcement that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, the foundation will stop accepting donations from corporations or foreign governments.

How To Write A Resignation Letter In The Middle Of A Scandal

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:26pm

Is there a right way to write and handle a resignation letter when you're embroiled in a scandal? For many ousted bosses, "spending more time with my family" is the excuse of least resistance.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Picking Better Presidential Candidates ... Like A Chicken

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 2:43pm

Twitter spent a lot of time this week on #BetterPOTUSCandidates — almost begging for any one other than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Including Jake from State Farm.

Roundup: Smart Thoughts On Ryan Lochte And White Privilege

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 2:15pm

As it becomes increasingly clear that Lochte fabricated parts of his story, a interesting thought experiment emerges: What would happen if white athletes were treated like black athletes?

Former Navy SEAL Settles With Authorities Over Bin Laden Raid Book

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 11:45am

Matthew Bissonnette, who wrote a best-seller about the Osama bin Laden raid, has agreed to pay more than $6 million to resolve civil breach of contract claims with the government.

Between Police And Black Lives Matter, Hillary Clinton Walking A Fine Line

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:32am

"I know that just by saying all these things together, I may upset some people," Clinton said this week as she tries to validate the concerns of police and groups like Black Lives Matter.

Koch Network Building A Senate Wall Against Trump

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 9:32am

Four years after the the Koch political network spent heavily to back Republican nominee Mitt Romney, it's now spending millions to save the GOP Senate majority from their own presidential candidate.

Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Resigns

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 9:23am

Just over two months after Manafort was brought on to bring some structure to Donald Trump's presidential bid, the Washington insider has resigned from the campaign.

WATCH: Donald Trump Releases First Campaign Ad, To Air in 4 States

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 8:06am

The Republican nominee is finally going up on air with TV ads. His first spot — airing in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida — focuses on security, specifically immigration.

Hillary Clinton Walks A Fine Line When She Addresses The Issue Of Policing

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

Hillary Clinton met with law enforcement leaders this week. The Democratic nominee has been balancing an embrace of both the police and those critical of police practices in minority communities.

Trump Apologizes For Not Always Using The Right Words

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 4:06am

Donald Trump, amid a campaign shake-up, expressed "regret" to his supporters Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C., for some of the more unscripted moments throughout his presidential run.

In Leak Of Democratic Emails, Questions About Russia's Role

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 3:38am

What's behind Russia's apparent hacking into the Democratic National Committee — and what could it gain by meddling in the U.S. election? "It's all about Hillary Clinton," says a Russian journalist.

With New Campaign Leadership Comes A New Trump: Apologetic

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 9:42pm

In his first speech since reorganizing his top campaign staff, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he regrets sometimes saying the "wrong thing."

WATCH: Donald Trump Expresses 'Regret' For Sometimes Saying The Wrong Thing

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 7:32pm

The Republican nominee has landed in controversy after controversy. Thursday night, after shaking up his campaign, Trump acknowledged regret for sometimes causing "pain" with his words.

Bill Clinton, Big Money To Leave Foundation If Hillary Clinton Is Elected

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 6:30pm

The former president told staff he'll step down from the board of the Clinton Foundation and it would stop accepting money from corporate and foreign sources, if Hillary Clinton wins the election.

Conservative Groups Redirect Support From Trump To Endangered Republicans

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:28pm

The Koch network and some other conservative groups are redirecting their efforts from supporting Donald Trump to sending a lifeline to endangered Republican senators and representatives.

Data Scientists Find Consistencies In Donald Trump's Erratic Twitter Strategy

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump has become well known for his shoot-from-the-hip tweeting style. Lots of insults, lots of rants and lots of energy. Data scientists who have examined all of Trump's tweets over time found he has some very clear Twitter strategies and tactics that, in many ways, have been working.

'Breitbart News' Chairman Hired To Salvage Ailing Trump Campaign

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Joshua Green, senior national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek, about his cover story regarding Steve Bannon. He talks about how Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News, plans to salvage the Trump campaign.




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