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Week In Politics: Presidential Candidates Release Health Records

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers 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 the revival of the birther movement, the tightening presidential race, and the hype surrounding the release of candidates' health records.

Johnson, Stein Officially Don't Make The Presidential Debate Cut

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 3:16pm

The presidential debates will be Clinton versus Trump with no third-party candidate despite dissatisfaction with the presidential choices at high levels.

Politics Podcast: It's All About Health - Pneumonia, The Dr. Oz Show, And Child Care

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 2:13pm

The NPR Politics team is back with its weekly roundup to discuss the top political news of the week, including Clinton's return to the campaign trail and Trump's updated plan on child care.

Without Apology, Trump Now Says: 'Obama Was Born In' The U.S.

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:01am

After years of questioning Barack Obama's birthplace and the legitimacy of his presidency, Donald Trump is only now saying he no longer believes the false conspiracy theory he's peddled for years.

What The Trump Campaign Said About Birtherism, Annotated

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:51am

The Trump campaign's latest statement on Trump's birther beliefs is also an example of how the Trump playbook works.

Full Transcript: NPR's Interview With Vice Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:04am

NPR's wide-ranging interview with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine covers Hillary Clinton's transparency, the nature of Donald Trump's support, Kaine's experience as a missionary in Honduras and his faith.

His Immigration Views Were Shaped By Time Abroad, Sen. Tim Kaine Says

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, tells Steve Inskeep that his experience living in Honduras as a young man has informed his immigration beliefs. He says many are fleeing violence.

VP Pick Tim Kaine's Stand On Abortion Is At Odds With Catholic Teachings

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Sen. Kaine says his Catholic faith informs how he lives and the rules he follows. He tells Steve Inskeep he doesn't believe his job as a public official is to make others follow church teachings.

Clinton Jumps On Trump Comments Over Where Obama Was Born

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump refused to say President Obama was born in the U.S. during an interview with The Washington Post on Thursday, though his campaign insisted later that he believes that to be true.

Kaine: Some Trump Voters Are 'Motivated By Dark Emotions'

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 4:00am

The Democratic vice presidential nominee said many Trump backers have "transitional anxiety" over societal and economic changes, but over time "you realize...these demographic changes aren't bad."

Trump Still Won't Say President Obama Was Born In The U.S.

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 8:15pm

The GOP presidential nominee was one of the loudest voices fueling the conspiracy theory against President Obama. Trump's own aides have said lately that he accepts Obama was born in the U.S.

Hillary Clinton Returns To Campaign Trail After Bout With Pneumonia

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail Thursday after spending three days at home recuperating from pneumonia.

Trump Releases Medical Information In Doctor's Letter

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 3:30pm

The Trump campaign released information about the candidate's health Thursday. It shows normal test results.

WATCH: Trump Discusses His Weight, Stamina And Medical Record On 'Oz'

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 2:54pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on the talk show of Dr. Mehmet Oz to discuss his health records.

Former House Speaker Boehner, Noted Smoker, Joins Tobacco Firm

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 2:20pm

John Boehner is joining the board of Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc.

Trump Confident He Can Speed Economic Growth To Rate Not Seen In Years

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 1:39pm

The candidate also predicted that his economic plan will deliver up to 25 million new jobs over the next decade, describing it as pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-family.

House To Hold Impeachment Hearing Against IRS Commissioner

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 12:56pm

A faction of the House's most conservative lawmakers secured a deal to delay an impeachment vote in exchange for a House Judiciary Committee hearing next Wednesday.

Trump Releases Weight, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar And Other Medical Information

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 10:32am

A letter from Donald Trump's personal physician says he is in "excellent physical health" and weighs 236 pounds, which, at a height of 6'3" puts him at the high-end of what is considered overweight.

Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 8:03am

Donald Trump is attacking the Flint pastor who interrupted him during a Wednesday appearance at her church.

Inside Hillary Clinton's Stump Speech, Annotated

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 5:00am

As candidates for president travel around the country, they often deliver the same speech, or close to it. We take a closer look at the familiar elements in a recent Clinton speech.




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