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White House Releases Affordable Care Act Insurance Rates

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:01pm

The White House released information Monday about rates and offerings for the 2017 Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment.

Former Pa. Attorney General Sentenced To 10-23 Months In Jail For Perjury

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:53pm

She was once viewed as a rising star within the Democratic Party. In August, she was convicted on multiple counts after she leaked grand jury information about a rival, then lied about it under oath.

Log Cabin Republicans Decline To Endorse Trump Despite Pro-LGBT Leanings

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Gregory T. Angelo, president of the Log Cabin Republicans, about the organization's decision not to endorse Donald Trump, even though Angelo calls Trump the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in Republican Party history.

Democrats Push For Down-Ballot Votes As Clinton Holds Steady In Key States

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:28pm

With presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holding a steady lead in key battleground states, Democrats led by President Obama are turning their attention to down ballot races. From Congress to the legislatures, the party is at a low water mark they hope to correct before Obama leaves office.

NPR Politics Podcast: How Do Write-In Candidates Work?

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:28pm

The NPR Politics Podcast team takes a listener question about write-in candidates.

Hillary Clinton Appears To Expand Edge Into Traditionally Republican States

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:28pm

The presidential election has entered its closing arguments phase. Hillary Clinton seems to have the edge in key states and may even be expanding into states that have traditionally voted Republican.

Voters With Disabilities Fight For More Accessible Polling Places

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 1:56pm

More than 35 million eligible voters in the U.S. have a disability. And in the last presidential election, almost a third of disabled voters reported having trouble casting their ballots.

Presidential Campaigns Blast AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 10:25am

Donald Trump said it put "too much concentration of power in the hands of too few" and Tim Kaine called for "less concentration, especially in the media."

House Top 40: Flipping Control Still A Tough Task For Democrats

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 6:00am

Even with scandals from Donald Trump and a growing Hillary Clinton lead nationwide, Democrats aren't seeing the wave yet that they need to win back control of the House of Representatives.

Politics In The News: Election Day Countdown

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

With just two weeks until Election Day, David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Jonah Goldberg of the National Review about the bitterly divisive Trump-Clinton showdown.

Presidential Campaigns Spend $40 Per Vote In 1 Arizona County

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 4:03am

Nothing has been normal about this presidential election — including ad spending. Donald Trump early on spent no money. Now he and Hillary Clinton have been targeting some unusual places.

So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 6:54pm

If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.

A Civil War History Lesson On Trump's Visit To Gettysburg

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 2:48pm

Trump visited the site of Pickett's Charge, a failed Confederate assault on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Trump Supporters Point To Gore-Bush As A Precedent For Refusal Of Election Results

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

Some supporters of Donald Trump look to the election of 2000, when Al Gore conceded to George W. Bush not once but twice — five weeks apart. NPR senior editor and correspondent Ron Elving explains.

Republican And Trump Critic Ana Navarro Speaks On Election

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

Ana Navarro has become a standard bearer for Republican women repudiating Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the GOP strategist about her view of the election, which is only 16 days away.

From 'Unproud' To 'Hombre,' Election 2016 Is Testing Our Vocabulary

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

Merriam-Webster noticed the number of unique words coming out of this campaign, and has been using Twitter to report the most searchable words. Lexicographer Peter Sokolowski talks to Rachel Martin.

Young, First-Time Voters Share Views On Election In Two Weeks

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 7:24am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with young voters who are going to the polls in a general election for the first time.

Sexism Is Out In The Open In The 2016 Campaign. That May Have Been Inevitable

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 5:00am

With Hillary Clinton, the first woman to head a major party ticket on the ballot, it was always likely there'd be undercurrents of sexism. What surprising is just how out in the open it has been.

POLL: White Evangelicals Have Warmed To Politicians Who Commit 'Immoral' Acts

Sun, 10/23/2016 - 4:00am

A new survey shows that white evangelicals are much more willing now than they were a few years ago to vote for politicians whose personal behavior has been "immoral."

Bitter And Contested Elections In America's History

Sat, 10/22/2016 - 4:11pm

Presidential historian at Vanderbilt University Thomas Schwartz discusses the history of peaceful transfers of political power in American presidential elections, going back more than 200 years.

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