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The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:32pm

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.

Gary Johnson Is Probably The Healthiest Candidate For President

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:58pm

The 63-year-old Libertarian presidential nominee has run 17 marathons and four Ironman Triathlons. He doesn't drink or smoke cigarettes, though his doctor doesn't address his past marijuana use.

Obama Delivers Speech At Funeral For Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43pm

President Obama spoke at the funeral for former Israeli president and founding father Shimon Peres, saying Peres' dream of peace with the Palestinians should stay alive.

Donald Trump Hints At Attacking Hillary Clinton Over Husband's Affairs

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43pm

Donald Trump has been hinting at attacking Hillary Clinton over her husband's past indiscretions, which carries serious risk for the GOP nominee.

Candidates Shift Focus To Early Voting In Swing States

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43pm

Early voting is now well underway and as many as 40 percent of American voters are expected to cast a ballot before Election Day. That's meant big changes for campaigns and candidates.

Platform Check: Candidates Signal Support Of New Gun Restrictions

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43pm

In their first debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both signaled they would support some new restrictions on gun ownership. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to UCLA School of Law professor Adam Winkler about where the candidates stand on gun policy.

Week In Politics: Trump Attacks Former Miss Universe After Debate

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43pm

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, about Donald Trump's attacks on former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and the upcoming vice presidential debate.

Donald Trump Continues Attack On Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 3:43pm

The Clinton campaign is responding to Donald Trump's pre-dawn tweets attacking Hillary Clinton and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.

Ala. Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended For Rest Of Term Over Gay Marriage Stance

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:53am

The head of the state's supreme court loses his judicial ethics case and is ordered to pay the costs of the proceedings against him.

Trump Again Attacks Miss Universe Contestant

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 8:34am

In pre-dawn tweets, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump again lashed out at former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and Hillary Clinton.

Has Hillary Clinton Done Enough To Reach Out To Black Voters?

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Steve Inskeep talks to Leslie Wimes, of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus in Florida, who says Clinton's campaign needs to be in full panic mode about recruiting African-Americans voters.

2016's Presidential Campaign Has Turned Into A Gender War

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

The first contest between major party male and female candidates has made gender a campaign issue. Hillary Clinton is doing her best to use Donald Trump's controversies to win over female voters.

White Working-Class Voters May Be Key To A Presidential Victory

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 4:14am

Barack Obama won Iowa twice — in part because he did well with white working-class voters. Now, as education and race have erupted as fault lines, can a Democrat still win that demographic in Iowa?

Decades-Old Housing Discrimination Case Plagues Donald Trump

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 9:22pm

In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Donald Trump, his father and Trump Managment alleging the Trumps engaged in racial discrimination at their properties.

The Supreme Court: A Winning Issue In The Presidential Campaign?

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:53pm

It's been eight months since Justice Antonin Scalia died unexpectedly, leaving the Supreme Court short-handed and its future up for grabs in the presidential race.

'Detroit News' Endorses Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Ingrid Jacques of the Detroit News editorial board about the paper's endorsement of libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

Republican Senate Control Depends On Key Races

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

NPR takes a look at the 2016 Senate races that matter to GOP prospects of maintaining control of the chamber.

Presidential Election Likely To Impact Short Handed Supreme Court

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

The Supreme Court could play as an issue in the presidential election after the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia left the court short handed.

Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 3:33pm

Wells Fargo's John Stumpf was pilloried again Thursday in an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. Stumpf reiterated his apology for the fake accounts scandal and promised the bank would do better, but it did little good. Many lawmakers wanted to know why it took the bank so long to put an end to the fraudulent practices.

WATCH: Unable To Name A Foreign Leader, Gary Johnson Has Another 'Aleppo Moment'

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 7:35am

Asked to name his favorite foreign leader, or any foreign leader he admires, Libertarian nominee for president Johnson was unable to come up with an answer.

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