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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: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:24 -0400

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Graceful Losers Triumph, In Spite Of Defeat

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:24 -0400

One way or another, someone's going to lose on election night. And there's a graceful way to concede defeat, as Adlai Stevenson showed in 1952, and Al Gore did in the disputed 2000 election.

Clinton Strategy: Is It Worth Reaching For Traditionally Republican States?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bill Burton, former National Press Secretary for the Obama '08 Presidential Campaign, about whether Hillary Clinton should pursue votes in these states to build on her lead.

Election 2016: The Consequences Of Early Voting

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Early voting is underway in 37 states and the District of Columbia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to James Huffman, Dean Emeritus at the Lewis and Clark Law School, about the downsides of early voting.

Non-Politicians Talking Politics: Sports Writer Mitch Albom On 2016 Election

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports writer and philanthropist Mitch Albom about his orphanage in Haiti, the presidential candidates, and finding inspiration during an election year.

Final Presidential Debate Drama Debrief With 'Politico' Correspondent

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Glenn Thrush of Politico about the week in politics, including the third and final presidential debate.

From Pot To Guns To School Funding: Here's What's On The Ballot In Your State

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:41:00 -0400

Big themes on ballots this November include marijuana, elections, education, guns, tobacco, minimum wage and the death penalty.

Clinton Campaigns In Ohio Where She's In A Virtual Tie With Trump

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton campaigned in Ohio Friday.

Florida's Sumter County: The Browning And The Graying Of The Electorate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400

Florida is home to many Democratic Latinos, but despite the growing Hispanic electorate, it remains highly competitive because it's also home to large numbers of conservative seniors. Many live in Sumter County in Florida, which has the oldest median age of any county in the country.

Ex-Top Aide To Chris Christie Testifies In 'Bridgegate' Trial

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400

A former top staffer to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie testified in Federal court that she told Christie about planned lane closures on the George Washington Bridge weeks before it happened. Christie has long denied any involvement in the closures, which were designed to punish his political opponents.

Who Exactly Qualifies As A 'Bad hombre?'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:00 -0400

During Wednesday's debate, Donald Trump used the phrase "bad hombres." That got our commentator Domingo Martinez thinking. Who exactly is a bad hombre?

Week In Politics: The Debate, Undecided Voters, Military Veterans And More

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Brooks of the New York Times, and EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and the Brookings Institution about the politics of the week.

Trump Makes Campaign Stop in Western North Carolina

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:18:00 -0400

Donald Trump campaigned in North Carolina Friday, a state where Hillary Clinton leads but one Trump badly needs in order to win the election.

Bridgegate Trial: Aide Says Christie Knew Of Traffic-Snarling Plan Well In Advance

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:17:00 -0400

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about a road study that would create a traffic nightmare and used the advance notice to ask about his office's relationship with a local mayor, a former aide says.

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

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:11:00 -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?