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Democratic Republic Of Congo Battles An Electoral Crisis

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:49am

Protests have broken out in the Democratic Republic of Congo following a presidential election delay. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Mvemba Phezo Dizolele of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies about the growing insecurity.

Has Trump Made It Difficult For Republican Candidates To Ask People For Their Votes?

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 6:49am

This week serious fissures have emerged between Donald Trump and members of the GOP who have disavowed him. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Michael Graham, podcast editor for The Weekly Standard.

Canada Just Wants To #TellAmericaItsGreat

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 5:54pm

A Canadian company started the hashtag #TellAmericaItsGreat to help its southern neighbors endure this contentious election season.

Some Business Owners Say This Election Makes Campaign Signs Worth The Risk

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 5:43pm

Political lawn signs are common, but most business owners avoid them for fear they will upset customers. But some businesses are prominently showing their support during this divisive election.

Justice Ginsburg Walks Back Criticism Of Colin Kaepernick's Kneeling

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 4:10pm

The Supreme Court justice says her criticism of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes for kneeling during the national anthem was "inappropriately dismissive and harsh."

Voting: 5 Things To Do Before Heading To The Polls

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 4:06pm

Here are five things you can do to make sure you can cast your ballot as smoothly as possible on or before Election Day.

Working Parents Across The Country Share Their Experiences

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:37pm

Over the past two weeks, we have examined some of the challenges American working parents experience, and solutions proposed to alleviate those burdens. Now we hear from listeners who are working parents around in the country about the issues most pressing to them.

Donald Trump Goes After Sexual Assault Accusers

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:37pm

The latest updates from the Trump campaign and how it's handling accusations of sexual abuse and misconduct by Donald Trump.

Platform Check: Clinton, Trump Sharply Divided On Approach To Russia

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Kimberly Marten, a professor at Columbia University, about the presidential candidates' approach toward the U.S. relationship with Russia.

Week In Politics: Trump Sexual Assault Allegations

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times, and Alex Wagner, senior editor at The Atlantic. They discuss the sexual abuse allegations against Donald Trump, and the WikiLeaks release of emails sent by Clinton campaign staffers.

In Ohio, Obama Tries To Energize His Winning Coalition For Clinton

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:37pm

President Obama campaigned for Hillary Clinton in Ohio Friday where the race is tight in this battleground state.

Trump Accuser Says She 'Jumped Out' Of Her Skin During Debate

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 12:39pm

Jessica Leeds, who alleges Donald Trump groped her on an airplane three decades ago, tells NPR why she was compelled to tell her story. Trump has denied every detail of the encounter.

'We're Not Hypothetical': Immigrants In The U.S. Illegally Speak Out

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 4:00am

Immigrants living in the United States without documentation have their eyes on this year's election. Their future may depend on it.

Talk Show Host Explains Why He's Choosing An Independent Candidate

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Conservative talk show host and activist Erick Erickson has decided to support independent candidate Evan McMullin for president. What could this mean for the conservative movement?

Why Didn't Allegations Of Trump's Sexual Misconduct Come Up Sooner?

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Renee Montagne talks to Tim Miller, communications director for Jeb Bush's campaign and partner at Definers, a firm that specializes in opposition research, about the Trump misconduct allegations.

Trump Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct Spur Calls To Assault Hotlines

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Calls to the country's largest sexual assault hotline have spiked since a video came out of Donald Trump bragging about molesting women. We hear from sexual assault survivors about the tape.

Trump Uses Ohio Rally To Bring Up Clinton's Leaked Emails, Private Server

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Donald Trump renewed charges against Hillary Clinton, such as her private email server and damaging information from leaked emails, such as her purported support for "open trade and open borders."

The Video Defense About Her Emails Hillary Clinton Never Gave

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 10:39pm

Emails released by Wikileaks reveal at the height of Hillary Clinton's email controversy, her top campaign aides drafted a video address to supporters that the candidate never delivered.

In New Responses, Hillary Clinton Insists Email Setup A Matter Of 'Convenience'

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:11pm

Hillary Clinton responded to 25 questions from the conservative group Judicial Watch about her email practices, but the answers shed little new light on the controversy.

TRANSCRIPT: Donald Trump's Speech Responding To Assault Accusations

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:49pm

In a speech in Florida, Trump denied allegations that he touched women without consent. He blamed politicians and the media and called the election "a crossroads in the history of our civilization."

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