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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.



Senate Votes To Override Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:58:00 -0400

The bill would let families of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for aiding or financing the attacks. The White House says the move could put U.S. interests and personnel at risk.



Clinton-Trump Showdown Was The Most-Watched Presidential Debate Ever

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:48:00 -0400

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen.



Presidential Debate Viewership Signals Changing Media Consumption Habits

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

Many pundits and observers anticipated a record or near-record TV audience for Monday night's debate — the first of three — between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The predictions indicate that the media consumption habits of many Americans have changed since the last set of presidential debates four years ago.



Clinton, Trump Clash Over Stop And Frisk In First Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

The practice of stop and frisk came up repeatedly in the first presidential debate. NPR takes a look at whether the assertions comport with the facts.



Donald Trump Travels To Florida Following First Presidential Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

Donald Trump headed to the battleground state of Florida on Tuesday after his first debate with Hillary Clinton.



Hillary Clinton Campaigns In North Carolina After First Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton campaigned in North Carolina Tuesday on the heels of her first debate with Donald Trump.



Trump, Clinton Go Head-To-Head In First Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton is feeling confident after the first presidential debate, while Donald Trump tried to clean up some gaffes from Monday night.



Many Young Voters Remain On The Fence After First Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:34:00 -0400

Hillary Clinton is counting on major support from millennials in November. But so far, that generation hasn't been as enthusiastic about her as they were for Barack Obama. NPR explores whether Monday night's debate had any effect on millennials.



Do Fact Checks Matter?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:42:00 -0400

Voters' minds are stubborn, and politicians habitually spout falsehoods. That doesn't mean fact-checking is a failure, though.



Clinton Campaign Manager: Trump's Lack Of Preparation Surprising

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:33:17 -0400

Robby Mook, the campaign manager for Hillary for America, joins David Greene the morning after the first presidential debate to discuss Hillary Clinton's performance.



In Post-Debate Interview, Trump Again Criticizes Pageant-Winner's Weight

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:45:00 -0400

Donald Trump followed up Monday's debate by insulting a former Miss Universe winner. He told a morning show that Alicia Machado "gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem."



Georgia Voter Reaction: Race And Policing

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep is in Atlanta and follows up with a set of voters in the battleground state of Georgia. The morning after the debate, he asks whether their opinions of the nominees have shifted.