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Revisiting The Changing Views Of The Coveted Demographic: Suburban Women Voters

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 8:11am

A week before the election NPR's Rachel Martin talked with a group of suburban women from across the political spectrum about the election. This week we went back.

Trump's Private Business Dealings Pose Unprecedented Conflicts Of Interest

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 8:11am

The president-elect has said he'll put his three oldest children in charge of his assets. Rachel Martin talks to Washington Post reporter Drew Harwell about potential ethical issues that presents.

Ret. Army Gen. Jack Keane Says He Declined Trump's Defense Secretary Offer

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 8:11am

President-elect Donald Trump has made two top national security appointments. Rachel Martin speaks with retired Gen. Keane about what those choices say about his administration's foreign policy.

Ret. Army Gen. Jack Keane Says He Declined Offer To Be Defense Secretary

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 8:00am

Retired four-star general Jack Keane tells NPR that he declined Trump's offer for personal reasons — and that he recommended retired generals James Mattis and David Petraeus for the job.

Post-Election, Overwhelmed Facebook Users Unfriend, Cut Back

Sun, 11/20/2016 - 5:34am

We asked how your social media habits changed after the election. More than 150 of you replied — and most are tired, deleting apps, unfriending people, tuning out politics or worried for family ties.

PHOTOS: The Scene At The Lobby Of Trump Tower

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 5:38pm

As the president-elect meets with potential cabinet secretaries and tourists wander, the lobby of Trump Tower is an unusual scene.

Mark Zuckerberg Addresses Fake News On Facebook

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 4:21pm

Some have criticized Facebook for being a platform that allowed fake news to spread. Following the criticism, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released plans to combat fake news on the site.

Barbershop Thanksgiving: Talking Politics At The Table

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 4:21pm

Civilities columnist Steven Petrow, NPR's Sam Sanders and Danielle Belton of The Root talk Thanksgiving: how to deal with family political arguments, and what's up with $66 collard greens?

Trump Victory Leaves U.N. Officials Hoping To Keep Climate Deal In Place

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 4:21pm

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson reflects on his time in office and shares his concerns about the incoming Trump administration and the anti-globalism movement elsewhere.

What Do Trump's Cabinet Appointments Say About His Priorities?

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 4:21pm

President-elect Donald Trump made three senior cabinet appointments Friday. His picks for national security adviser, CIA director and attorney general offer clues to his administration's priorities.

N.C. Challenger To Gov. McCrory Remains In Lead As Final Ballots Counted

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 3:52pm

Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, leads the Republican incumbent by 6,600 votes, with both candidates hovering just below the 49 percent mark.

Swastikas Are Painted At Adam Yauch Park In NYC — But Kids Win The Day

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 1:42pm

One day after vandals hit their playground at Brooklyn's Adam Yauch Park, kids took it back, adorning a make-believe train with hearts and flowers. The park will host a rally Sunday.

'Hamilton' To Pence: 'We Are The Diverse America Who Are Alarmed'

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:45am

Pence was met with boos and cheers as he came to see the show, and afterwards the diverse cast and crew delivered a pointed statement about what they believe really makes America great.

'Misinformation' On Facebook: Zuckerberg Lists Ways Of Fighting Fake News

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 9:12am

Computer detection of potentially false stories; labeling news that might be false; cutting ad revenue: Those are steps Facebook could use to combat fake news.

Turkey's Leader And Supporters Give Trump Benefit Of The Doubt — For Now

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:44am

Last year, Turkey's president condemned Trump and suggested his name be removed from two skyscrapers in Istanbul. But now the government and its supporters say they're glad he won.

This Family Doesn't Agree On Trump — But They Await His Presidency Together

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

Danny McNeish voted for Hillary Clinton; his father and stepmother voted for Donald Trump. And though they disagree on who's best for the country, this Virginia family keeps things civil, even calm.

'Hamilton' Cast Makes Appeal To Attendee Mike Pence, Amid Emotional Audience

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

Vice president-elect Mike Pence attended the Broadway production of Hamilton last night. At the end of the musical, the cast of the show had a message for him.

A Trump Reversal On Obama's Arctic Oil Drilling Ban Won't Be Easy

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

The Obama Administration has removed the Arctic Ocean from any new off shore oil and gas leasing for the next 5 years. Environmentalists wanted the move due to concerns over climate change.

Glenn Beck: We're Being 'Conned' By Both Polarizing Parties

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

The conservative radio host and commentator was a vocal critic of Trump during the presidential election. Beck talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his evolving political views and finding common ground

New Balance On Damage Control After Trump Statement 'Taken Out Of Context'

Sat, 11/19/2016 - 7:07am

The running shoe company was never a big fan of the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal pursued by the Obama administration. But after Trump won the election, New Balance found itself in a pickle.

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