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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?

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.