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Trump Campaign Chair Dismisses Report Of Ukraine Payments As 'Silly'

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 11:44am

"The suggestion that I accepted cash payments is unfounded, silly, and nonsensical," Paul Manafort said after The New York Times reported $12.7 million listed in a political party's "black ledger."

This Week In Politics

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to columnist and commentator Cokie Roberts and Republican pollster Jim Hobart about the missed opportunities, and capitalized moments from the presidential campaign trail.

Clinton Releases 2015 Tax Returns; Pressure On Trump To Do The Same

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 4:01am

Hillary Clinton last week released her latest tax returns. It's a move to pressure Trump to release his tax records but it also underscores the wealth that the Clinton's have amassed in recent years.

Trump's Week Off Script

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 7:32am

It seems presidential candidate Donald Trump is once again off message. NPR Politics' editor Domenico Montanaro joins Rachel Martin for a look back at Trump and Hillary Clinton's weeks.

Unrest Follows Fatal Police Shooting In Milwaukee

Sun, 08/14/2016 - 1:08am

Violence erupted and businesses were set aflame in protest across the city's north side after an officer shot and killed a 23-year-old man. Police say the man was fleeing a traffic stop and was armed.

Week In Politics: Trump's Comments, Clinton's Taxes

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 4:02pm

A look back on the week of politics. Donald Trump made some controversial statements and Hillary Clinton released her tax returns.

Activists Gather To Push For $15 Federal Minimum Wage

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 4:02pm

As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.

Trump Calls To Stake Out Polling Places

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:30pm

At a campaign rally on Friday night, Donald Trump told Pennsylvania voters to monitor polling locations. Critics say his call to action is a form of voter intimidation.

#NPRreads: Shake Things Up This Weekend With These Three Stories

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 8:32am

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Trump's Unscripted Remarks Continue To Dominate Discourse

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

This week Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gave major speeches on the economy, but most of the attention was on their gaffes and controversies.

Glenn Beck Speaks At Conservative Blog 'RedState' Gathering

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

The conservative blog RedState hosts its annual gathering in Denver this weekend. NPR's Scott Simon talks to radio host Glenn Beck who is giving the keynote speech.

'Tone Deaf' Trump Campaign Might Have To Worry About Utah

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

Trump's struggle to appeal to Mormon voters could make Utah a swing state. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Chris Karpowitz, of Brigham Young University's Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy.

Clinton Spends Week Going After Trump

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 7:54am

Hillary Clinton wrapped up a week touring battleground states. She spent much of her time criticizing Donald Trump, much to her supporters' delight.

How Did Trump's and Clinton's Economic Policy Speeches Compare?

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 6:31am

While both candidates diverge vastly on many issues, they also have some surprising areas of agreement.

How Rich Candidates Try To Appeal To Working Voters

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 5:00am

In an election year characterized by populist energy over economic concerns like jobs and trade, the gap between the wealth of both major party candidates and typical voters is striking.

Week In Politics: Clinton's Tax Returns, Dueling Economic Speeches

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish 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 Hillary Clinton's release of her tax returns and the candidates' economic speeches.

Platform Check: Trump, Clinton Deliver Competing Economic Policy Speeches

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to economist Diane Swonk about the economic plans of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Wealthy Candidates Struggle To Connect With Working Class Voters

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 3:31pm

Hillary Clinton's release of her tax returns and the pressure on Donald Trump to follow suit draws attention to the candidates' wealth. On the trail, they try hard to connect with working class voters.

DOJ's Withering Baltimore Report Says 'What Black Folks Have Been Saying For Decades'

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 1:04pm

"I don't know people who weren't aware of the stats that were just published. I don't know them. We already know the score."

The Internet Can Turn Quickly — Even On Bernie Sanders

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:57pm

The former presidential candidate bought a lake-front summer vacation home for $575,000 this week. Some of his former supporters weren't happy about it and questioned his socialist bona fides.

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