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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.

Columbia Professor Says Democrats Need To Move Beyond Identity Politics

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

Steve Inskeep talks to Columbia University Professor Mark Lilla about the end of identity liberalism. Lilla is the author of: The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction.

Vowing To Roll Back Regulations, Trump Faces Uphill Task

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 4:00am

One reason there are so many regulations is that there are many obstacles to removing them.

Bilingual Education Returns To California. Now What?

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 3:00am

Eighteen years after California voters severely restricted bilingual education, they've voted to bring it back. Proposition 58 passed by a wide margin. But what happens next won't be easy.

Commentary: Duckwater Shoshone Tribe Member On Support Of Standing Rock

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

In Standing Rock, N.D., about 2,000 protesters are getting a Thanksgiving dinner. They're demonstrating against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is planned to skirt the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. The protests have been going on for months and have intensified over the last few weeks. Tanaya Winder is a member of the Duckwater Shoshone tribe and tells us what Thanksgiving in Standing Rock is like today.

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Continue On Thanksgiving Day

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

Opponents of a 1,200-mile oil pipeline from North Dakota are marking this Thanksgiving Day at the site of a planned river crossing near Lake Oahe. Protesters say the pipeline could damage local drinking water sources and Native American heritage sites. The pipeline's developers say the project will have big economic benefits.

Trump's Proposed Muslim Registry Echoes Bush-Era Program

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

If the Trump administration decides to implement a registry for Muslims entering the United States, it has a model: the U.S. put a registration system in place after 9/11. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute at the NYU School of Law, about the impact of that system.

Obama Administration Races To Shore Up Iran Nuclear Deal

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

The Obama administration has little time left to shore up the Iran nuclear deal, a key part of the president's legacy at risk with the incoming Trump administration. Critics of the deal are watching.

Commentary: Native American Writer On Support Of Standing Rock

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 3:29pm

Native American writer Tanaya Winder has been thinking about the Thanksgiving story of Pilgrims and Indians, especially as the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota continue.

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