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NPR's expanded coverage of U.S. and world politics, the latest news from Congress and the White House, and elections.

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

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Lawmakers In Congress Override Obama's Veto Of Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

Renee Montagne talks to former Senator Bob Graham about the congressional override of President Obama's veto of a bill that would allow Sept. 11 victims' families to sue the Saudi government.

Early Voting Changes How Presidential Campaigns Operate

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

Iowa starts early voting on Thursday and within a few weeks, millions will be casting early ballots. Campaigns are keeping track of how many Democrats or Republicans ask for and turn in early ballots.

U.S.-Saudi Relations Appear To Enter A New Phase

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

The vote to override Obama's veto of a Sept. 11 lawsuit bill pits lawmakers from both parties against Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the Senate has cleared the way for arms sales to the kingdom.

Breaking With Tradition, Ariz. Paper Backs Democrat Hillary Clinton

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:09:00 -0400

The Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president for the first time in 126 years. Steve Inskeep talks to Nicole Carroll, editor of the paper, about why they are backing Hillary Clinton.

No, Donald Trump Didn't Win Post-Debate 'Polls'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:06:00 -0400

The Internet surveys the GOP nominee frequently cites are unscientific and can be easily manipulated. Reputable scientific polls taken after the debate show Hillary Clinton was the clear winner.

In A First For Obama, Senate Overturns Presidential Veto On Sept. 11 Bill

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill that allows the victims of Sept. 11 to sue Saudi Arabia for any role it may have played in the terror attacks. This is the first time Congress has successfully acted to overrule the president's veto.

Florida Resists Joining Interstate Bid To Cut Down On Double Voting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

There is a fairly cheap and easy way to clean up voting rolls. But, as Renata Sago of member station WMFE reports, Florida has refused to join, citing legal concerns about sharing voter data.

Trump 'Stiffed' His Family, GOP Strategist Says

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Brian Walsh, a GOP strategist, about the party's presidential candidate, Donald Trump. He says his father's company was "stiffed" by Trump in the 1980s.

Lawmakers On The Hill Grill FBI Director Over Email Investigations

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

FBI Director James Comey faced hours of questioning Thursday from the House Judiciary Committee over his agency's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

Pepe The Frog's Long, Strange Journey — From Internet Meme To Hate Symbol

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0400

The Anti-Defamation League lists a number of symbols used by hate groups. Now among them is a cartoon frog named Pepe — but how did this odd image come to be associated with hate speech?

#DearWashington: Readers Share Personal Concerns This Election

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:03:00 -0400

NPR is asking audiences to share something that they want their leaders in Washington to know about why this election matters to them.

Journalist Says Trump Foundation May Have Engaged In 'Self-Dealing'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:56:00 -0400

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn't operate like a typical charity: "[Trump] doesn't seem to have understood that a charity isn't set up to benefit you."

Congress Reaches Agreement To Fund Government Until December

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:13:00 -0400

After weeks of negotiations, agreement over aid to Flint, Mich. will keep the government running through mid-December, narrowly avoiding a Sept. 30 deadline.

Arizona Newspaper Breaks With Tradition, Backs Clinton

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:49:00 -0400

For the first time in its 126-year history, the Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat for president. The paper acknowledged Hillary Clinton's missteps, but said Donald Trump poses a serious threat.

Donald Trump Tells Supporters That He Won The Debate With Clinton

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400

Trump campaigned in the swing state of Florida following the debate with Hillary Clinton. He touted the favorable results of unscientific online tallies where debate watchers picked their favorites.