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Divided States: 4 Florida Voters Weigh In After The Final Presidential Debate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:11:45 -0400

As part of Morning Edition's election year project, Divided States, four voters in Florida, a battleground state, share their thoughts on the presidential candidates and the final debate.

Wooing Latino Voters On The Border In The Year Of Trump

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:07:00 -0400

How do Republicans appeal to Latino voters in a year when their presidential nominee has campaigned for a wall with Mexico and mass deportation?

Trump Debate Comment Helps Boost Janet Jackson's 'Nasty'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:54:00 -0400

During the last presidential debate, Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton "such a nasty woman." Following Trump's comment, Spotify streams of Janet Jackson's 1986 song "Nasty" increased 250 percent.

Justice Ginsburg Will Make Her Operatic Debut — Sort Of

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400

The Supreme Court justice is set to play a nonsinging role on opening night of the Donizetti opera "The Daughter of the Regiment" at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.

Politics In The News: 18 Days To Go Before Election Day

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400

With the final presidential debate over, where does the race stand now, and what can we expect in the remaining days?

Republican Candidates Strain To Hold On To Senate Seats

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to Tim Storey of the National Council of State Legislatures about the impact of the presidential vote on state races and which ones are important.

At Al Smith Dinner, Donald Trump Turns Friendly Roast Into 3-Alarm Fire

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400

The annual event, hosted by the Catholic archbishop of New York, is supposed to be a friendly, funny meeting of the two major-party presidential nominees. Thursday night, it was something else.

Steinem: For Feminism, A Clinton Win Would Be Helpful But 'Only One Step'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:52:00 -0400

Gloria Steinem, noted feminist and author, says that if Hillary Clinton is elected to the White House, it does not signify a post-gender society. It's only a beginning, she says.

Who Do You Think Won The Debate? It May Depend Which Network You Watched

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:36:00 -0400

Everyone watched the same debate, but not everyone watched the same post-game coverage. That can make all the difference.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Nasty Woman, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton And Janet Jackson

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:29:00 -0400

When Trump called Clinton a "nasty woman" during the last presidential debate of the year, he reintroduced the nation to a feminist anthem.

How Common Is The Belief That An Election Can Be Rigged?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:46 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Pippa Norris, director of the Electoral Integrity Project and a political scientist with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, about eroding confidence in the U.S. electoral system, and what can be done about it.

'The Press Has Poisoned The Minds Of Our Voters': Unpacking Trump's Claims

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400

Donald Trump has alleged that the presidential election is rigged because, in part, the news media have "poisoned" the minds of voters. We take a closer look at the claim.

Experts Say It Could Be A Make Or Break Year For Obamacare

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400

President Obama traveled to Florida Thursday to encourage more people to sign up for Obamacare when the enrollment window opens next month. The president's signature health care law has helped cut the uninsured rate to record lows. But it's showing some cracks, and many young people are reluctant to sign up.

Women On Social Media Respond To Trump Calling Clinton A 'Nasty Woman'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400

Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" on the final debate stage last night. Sophia Amoruso is the founder of a clothing company, Nasty Gal. She shares why she welcomes that title.