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'Carl From Nashville' Dials In His Complaints To A Political Talk Show

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

As part of our "Nation Engaged" project, we're asking what does it mean to be an American? For one answer, we meet a prolific political talk show caller known widely as "Carl from Nashville."

Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh Is Criticized For Being A Washington Insider

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh's double-digit lead in a Senate race has shrunk after weathering criticism for making a home in Washington, D.C., instead of Indiana during his years after the Senate.

Voters Are Not As Diverse As People Who Live In America, Data Show

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

This week we're exploring the question: What does it mean to be an American? The country is at a demographic inflection point this election year. The country is changing — it's getting browner.

Report: Two Women Say Donald Trump Inappropriately Touched Them

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 7:47pm

After the GOP nominee said a video where he described how he would grope women was just "locker room talk" and he never acted, two women came forward to The New York Times describing unwanted contact.

Trump's Comments Could Threaten Stronghold With Evangelicals

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

Evangelicals are always an important voting bloc in presidential elections. But who exactly are they? We break down the term, the numbers behind it, and the influence of evangelical voters.

On Trump, Young Evangelicals Try To 'Forgive As We've Been Forgiven'

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:28pm

Trump's running mate spent Wednesday morning campaigning at a leading evangelical college, where he told young voters it's time to forgive the Republican nominee.

What's In The Latest WikiLeaks Dump of Clinton Campaign Emails

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 2:17pm

WikiLeaks is meting out a trove of hacked emails from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The latest release includes commentary on Catholicism and risotto.

Solidly Republican For 48 Years, This Election Might Actually Put Utah In Play

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 1:29pm

The leaked tape of Donald Trump may have been the last straw for voters in this heavily Mormon state. But their support isn't necessarily going straight to Hillary Clinton.

How The Browning Of America Is Upending Both Political Parties

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 10:17am

America is at a demographic inflection point, which poses challenges for both Democrats and Republicans this election season.

Asian-Americans Continue To Drift Away From The GOP, But It's A Complicated Story

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 6:25am

For decades, a majority of the Vietnamese-American electorate has leaned toward Republican. Now they're more likely to register as Independents with very complex opinions on national issues.

How The Presidential Contest Is Affecting Illinois' Senate Race

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Clashes between Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump are distracting. Steve Inskeep talks to Ill. Rep. Tammy Duckworth about what she's doing to gain votes in a tight Senate race with incumbent Mark Kirk.

Conservative Female Voters Disagree On Trump Tape Fallout

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Following a tape of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women, some female voters struggle to support him. Steve Inskeep talks to Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.

Trump Wrongly Attributes 'Newsweek' Benghazi Quote To Clinton Aide

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

A Russian propaganda site misquoted Newsweek author Kurt Eichenwald and then attributed the misquote to Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. Eichenwald tells Steve Inskeep that Trump used the misquote.

How Clinton And Trump Plan To Address The Issue Of Poverty

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, yet the issue has received scant attention on the presidential campaign trail. We examine the candidates' plans to address poverty.

New Clinton Child Tax Credit Could Help Low-Income Parents, But Cost $200 Billion

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:00pm

The Democrat wants to double the credit for parents of children 4 and under. It would be paid for by a tax on Wall St., the wealthy and corporations. Trump's tax plan would most benefit the wealthy.

Rabbis Consider Presidential Election In Yom Kippur Sermons

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, about how rabbis are addressing the election in their high holiday sermons.

Al Gore Joins Hillary Clinton On Campaign Trail In Florida

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton campaigned Tuesday with former Vice President Al Gore in Florida, the state where his fortunes fell in the 2000 campaign.

Trump Appears To Break With Pence Over Syria Policy

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

GOP nominee Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, have had some strange moments in their relationship in recent days, including an open break over Syria policy.

Native Americans Face Unique Barriers To Voting

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

When it comes to voting, many Native American voters face challenges that other voters don't, including language barriers and a lack of accessible polling places.

Conservative Blogger Criticizes GOP Response To Trump's Lewd Comments

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Marybeth Glenn, a conservative editor and blogger at CollisionOfChurchandState.com, about where the GOP party stands for conservative women. After tape was released of Donald Trump making misogynistic and lewd comments about women, Glenn feels increasingly betrayed by GOP lawmakers she's supported but who have sat out from charging Trump with sexism.

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