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Why Are The Media Obsessed With Trump's Controversies And Not Clinton's?

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 10:07am

While less than shocking by Washington standards, the latest emails between Clinton Foundation and State Department staff underscore existing concerns about Clinton's ethics and transparency.

Trump Attacks Obama As 'The Founder of ISIS'

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 9:26am

The GOP presidential nominee has made similar incendiary remarks in the past that link rival Hillary Clinton to the Islamic State.

Despite Campaign Stumbles By Their Candidate, Trump Fans Remain Loyal

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

At a rally in Florida on Wednesday, Trump supporters talked about the presidential candidate after yet another gaffe, a week of bad poll numbers and a growing number of admonitions from Republicans.

Trump Offers Plan To Help Families Afford Child Care

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

When Donald Trump unveiled his economic vision this week, he offered a tax deduction on child-care costs as part of his plan to help families. Steve Inskeep talks Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore.

Rep. Dingel Presses Clinton To Talk More About Trade Issues

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 4:04am

Hillary Clinton addresses the economy in a speech on Thursday. Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingel, who represents Michigan's12th district, who says trade is a big issue in her state.

DEA Rejects Attempt to Loosen Federal Restrictions on Marijuana

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 8:30pm

U.S. enforcement officials said they will not change how they treat marijuana under federal drug control laws, turning aside a bid from Democratic governors to loosen restrictions on the substance.

Republicans For Hillary Clinton? Not A Total Oxymoron In 2016

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 6:11pm

Clinton's campaign is reaching out to Republicans, something she likely wouldn't have the luxury to do if Donald Trump weren't her opponent.

Gun Owners React To Donald Trump's 'Second Amendment People' Comments

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:28pm

How did gun owners view the comments Tuesday by Donald Trump? The Republican presidential nominee suggested supporters of the Second Amendment could oppose Hillary Clinton, which some viewed as an incitement to violence.

Unpopular Presidential Candidates Influence Voters To Consider Write-Ins

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:28pm

With two historically unpopular major party presidential nominees, the idea of write-in votes keeps popping up. Exactly how that works is a bit complicated.

Former Secret Service Agent Considers Likely Responses To Trump Comments

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jonathan Wackrow, a former secret service agent, about how he would handle Donald Trump's comments implying that "Second Amendment people" could stop Hillary Clinton.

Chris Christie Aide Accuses Governor Of Lying About 'Bridgegate'

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:28pm

"Bridgegate" defense documents filed in court Wednesday night include a deleted text message from a Chris Christie staffer saying he "flat-out lied" during a 2013 press conference when he told reporters his senior staff were not involved in the bridge lane closures.

Some Republicans Consider Casting Their Vote For Hillary Clinton

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:28pm

Donald Trump's self-generated controversies are continually overshadowing bad news for Hillary Clinton and making easier for her to pick up support from disaffected Republicans.

State Department Emails Raise Possible Links To Clinton Foundation

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:28pm

A new batch of emails just released between aides at the State Department under Hillary Clinton and Clinton Foundation staff raise new questions about whether the foundation was able to earn influence and favors when Clinton was secretary of state. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to reporter Eric Lichtblau, who has been covering this story for The New York Times.

New Emails Raise Questions About Ties Between Clinton Foundation and State Dept.

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 1:10pm

Emails obtained by conservative group Judicial Watch fuel allegations the Clinton Foundation worked to compensate donors by providing access at the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure.

Presidential Campaigns Are Talking Around The Robot In The Room

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 12:20pm

Candidates are talking about taxes and trade, but not about the tsunami: the massive wave of automation that will transform the workplace.

Donald Trump's Controversial Speech Often Dances With The Line

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 11:12am

Trump has repeatedly made statements that push the boundaries of acceptable political discourse, but things are often open to interpretation.

'Wal-Mart Moms' And the 2016 Elections: 8 Takeaways

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 8:17am

Focus groups with swing, female voters in Ohio and Arizona reveal negative attitudes saturate a critical bloc of voters this year.

WATCH: A 'Tremendous' Timeline Of Trump's TV Commercials

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 5:00am

The Republican presidential nominee has a long history of starring in TV commercials, from pizza to computers.

Politics With A Backbeat: Hip-Hop Lyrics Weave In Trump, Clinton

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to Allison McCann of the data website FiveThirtyEight about the way in which rappers have referenced Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their songs over the years.

Presidential Campaign Strategies Shaped Early By Immigration

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:03am

One issue that has really shaped this campaign is immigration. It was a cornerstone of Donald Trump's success in the primaries. But it's also alienating some voters.

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