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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 17:11:15 -0400

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Bitter And Contested Elections In America's History

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:15 -0400

Presidential historian at Vanderbilt University Thomas Schwartz discusses the history of peaceful transfers of political power in American presidential elections, going back more than 200 years.

Barbershop: Wrapping Up The Campaign, Wonder Woman And The NFL

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:15 -0400

Former EPA official Dru Ealons, Mario Loyola of National Review, and NPR editor Ammad Omar discuss the presidential campaigns, Wonder Woman at the U.N., and NFL touchdown celebrations.

In Gettysburg, Trump Mixes Policy With Personal Attacks

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:15 -0400

Today in Gettysburg, Pa., Donald Trump blended his "closing argument" with recriminations and the agenda for his first 100 days in office.

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.