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Was Clinton Loss the Worst-Case Scenario For Democrats? No, Probably Not

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 9:45am

The Democratic campaign of 2016 came down to relying on two categories: minority voters and Trump's character issues. There were lots of both, to be sure, but not quite enough of either.

Tougher Times For Latino Students? History Says They've Never Had It Easy

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:51am

Despite a lot of rhetoric, decades have passed — and administrations have come and gone — with little progress in educating language-minority students.

Facebook, Google Take Steps To Confront Fake News

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Facebook is under fire for fake news — articles that are not true, but go viral anyway — on its website. CEO Mark Zuckerberg says fake news isn't a problem, but Facebook is taking steps to block it.

Howard Dean Wants To Lead The DNC Again; Has A 50-State Strategy

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

The former Vermont governor is lobbying to be Democratic National Committee chairman, a position he held in the run-up to President Obama being elected. David Greene talks to Dean about his strategy.

Republicans Return To Capitol Hill After Tumultuous Election

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

The lead up to the presidential election saw GOP congressional leaders in conflict with their nominee. After winning the White House and retaining control of the Senate and House, are they united?

Former Pentagon Official Has A Change Of Heart Over Trump's Candidacy

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Mary Beth Long, a senior Pentagon official during the George W. Bush administration, who signed a letter opposing Donald Trump's candidacy, and then changed her position.

Immigration And Border Security Top President-Elect Trump's To-Do List

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 4:08am

Donald Trump told CBS he plans to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Adding he's not going to round up all unauthorized immigrants as he vowed during the campaign — just the law breakers.

Will Iran Deal Meet The Same Fate As A Past U.S.-North Korean Arms Deal?

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:45am

If Trump keeps his promise to do away with the Iran deal, it won't be the first time a Republican administration drops an arms deal inked by Democrats. Something similar happened under George W. Bush.

For Refugees And Advocates, An Anxious Wait For Clarity On Trump's Policy

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 3:43am

As a candidate, Donald Trump said he'd limit the number of refugees the United States take in, perhaps end resettlement from Syria and even expel some current refugees. How will he proceed?

What Happened? How Pollsters, Pundits, And Politics Got It Wrong

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:00pm

Pollsters across the ideological spectrum predicted Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election. They got it wrong. But one man did not: historian Allan Lichtman.

Hundreds Of Hateful Incidents Reported In Wake Of Trump's Victory

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:03pm

Students in Michigan chant "build a wall" at classmates, and in Los Angeles taunt a child about deportation. Reports of hostile behavior toward minorities and women have surfaced since the election.

Bernie Sanders Calls For 'Fundamental Reassessment' Of Democratic Party

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:44pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Sen. Bernie Sanders about his new book, Our Revolution, which outlines his programs to combat inequality, discrimination and lack of opportunity in the U.S.

Critics See Legal, Political Risks If Trump Keeps Ties To His Businesses

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:24pm

Donald Trump has said he will turn management of his business interests over to family members. An adviser says the president-elect should consider removing himself completely from running his firms.

Obama: Democratic Party Needs To Reflect, 'Show Up Everywhere'

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:20pm

"When your team loses, everybody gets deflated, and it's hard and it's challenging," the president said. "I think it's a healthy thing for the Democratic Party to go through some reflection."

Here's Why The Republican National Committee Says It Won Tuesday

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 4:04pm

Donald Trump shocked the pollsters and pundits not just by winning but by taking a surprisingly large Electoral College victory. Here's how the RNC says he did it.

Obama Talks Transition In First Post-Election News Conference

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

President Obama held his first press conference since the presidential election and his meeting with his successor, Donald Trump.

Distrust Of Government Drove Many New Hampshire Voters To Trump

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

Distrust of the government drove many Donald Trump supporters to vote in New Hampshire. They hope changes at the White House will better support middle class Americans.

Obama Holds First News Conference Since Election Of Trump

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

President Obama held a news conference on Monday, his first since the election of Donald Trump.

Trump Names Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon As Senior Adviser

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

Donald Trump brought Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon into his presidential campaign after a staff shakeup. Trump has now announced that Bannon will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor in the Trump White House. This is quite a journey for a man who has fostered extreme views at Breitbart and expressed some extreme views of his own.

Conservative Effort To Shake Up Kansas Supreme Court Falls Short

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 3:35pm

Conservative activists tried to unseat most of the members of the Kansas Supreme Court, but their effort fell short.

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