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FBI Head Under Fire For Clinton Email Scrutiny Days Before Election

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 11:01am

Critics called on FBI Director James Comey to be more transparent about the new email investigation, which he announced just days before the general election.

Obama Ramps Up Appearances In Final Campaign Sprint

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 10:00am

The president will campaign most days next week for Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. It's a rare move for a sitting president and represents an intensifying effort to secure his own legacy.

Ranked Choice Voting: Maine Considers Big Change To Election Process

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:47am

In November, Maine voters will decide whether to adopt a Ranked Choice Voting system. When electing key officials, voters would rank candidates in order of preference, instead of picking just one.

The Rise Of Populism Abroad: It's Not Just Trump

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:47am

The rise of a populist movement isn't limited to the United States. Scott Simon talks with Ivo Daalder and Aleksandr Hemon about populism abroad, and their view of an extraordinary election.

Iran Hardliners Target Dual Nationals

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:47am

Courts there recently sentenced three Iranian-Americans to prison. An Iranian-Canadian academic speaks out about her time in an Iranian prison earlier this year.

A Vote For California Prop 58 Lifts Bilingual Education Ban

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:47am

Nearly two decades after California banned bilingual education, voters this November 8 will have a chance to restore it, allowing schools to teach students in their native language as well as English.

FBI's Renewed Inquiry Into Clinton Email Case Comes 11 Days Before Election Day

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:47am

The FBI's announcement that it's looking into more emails that may relate to its investigation of Hillary Clinton adds yet another wrinkle to the race. NPR's Ron Elving updates Scott Simon.

FBI Investigates New Emails Related To Clinton Private Server Case

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:47am

FBI Director James Comey told Congress a new batch of emails may be pertinent to Clinton's case in light of an unrelated criminal investigation into Anthony Weiner. NPR's Carrie Johnson has more.

Swirling Scandal Involving Shamanistic Cult Threatens S. Korean President

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 7:12am

Tens of thousands took to the streets across South Korea Saturday, demanding the president resign over new revelations in a wide influence-peddling scandal.

Supporters Hope Minimum-Wage Votes Will Push Democratic Turnout

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 5:00am

Voters in four states will be deciding whether to raise minimum wages. Supporters hope that voters will both approve the measures and help swing voters to Democratic candidates.

Stop Lying, America. You Love Election 2016

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 4:58am

Americans say they're sick of this year's election campaign, that they're switching off the news. Ratings for prime-time TV are down, but cable news networks are seeing higher ratings than ever.

Episode 732: Bad Form, Wells Fargo

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 9:19pm

Banks like Wells Fargo have a weapon that can destroy an employee's career: A form. A long, boring form most people don't even know exists.

Hillary Clinton Calls On FBI To Release Information On Newly Discovered Emails

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 6:58pm

Clinton called on the FBI to release information about the newly discovered emails that appear to be related to a review of classified information on the server she used as secretary of state.

What Trump And Clinton Have To Say About Education

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:40pm

The candidates aren't talking much about education, but the next president faces big challenges: reducing achievement gaps, implementing the new education law, and expanding access and opportunity.

The Stock Market Plummeted After Friday's Clinton Email News. Here's Why

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:04pm

This follows a broader pattern throughout this campaign: When Trump's chances go up, stocks go down.

In Texas, Activists Enforce Election Rules In Place Of Federal Monitors

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

Federal officials no longer have the legal tools they once had to enforce the Voting Rights Act. So in Texas, it's up to non-profits to monitor the state's compliance with federal law and recent court rulings.

Crowd Outside Trump Rally Represent Very Different Visions Of America

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

Donald Trump always talks up the overflow crowds who are stuck outside his rallies. At a recent Florida campaign event, NPR's Scott Detrow spent some time with that crowd.

Western North Carolina Voters Betrayed By Political Class Stand By Trump

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

With Election Day looming, voters in western North Carolina explain why they feel ignored by the political class and why many of them are supporting Donald Trump.

Week In Politics: FBI Reopens Case Into Hillary Clinton's Emails

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the reopening of the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's emails, the hacked John Podesta emails, the Senate races, and the conservative intellectual landscape.

FBI Reopens Probe Into Hillary Clinton's Email Server

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

The FBI is investigating newly discovered emails in connection with Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. The disclosure, provided to Congress, came with few details.

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