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Trump’s Second Amendment Rhetoric Again Veers Into Threatening Territory
In going after Hillary Clinton on gun rights, Trump suggests her Secret Service detail disarm and “see what happens.” It recalls an earlier statement that “Second Amendment people” could stop Clinton.
Third-Party Candidates Fall Short Of Presidential Debate Threshold
The debates will be Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump — without Jill Stein or Gary Johnson — despite high levels of voter dissatisfaction with the presidential choices.
Week In Politics: Presidential Candidates Release Health Records
NPR’s Kelly McEvers speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the revival of the birther movement, the tightening presidential race, and the hype surrounding the release of candidates’ health records.
Hillary Clinton Courts Muslim Voters In Swing States
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is making a national effort to court Muslims this election season. The efforts are mainly concentrated towards Muslim voters in swing states.
N.C. Republican Calls On Lawmakers To Repeal Bathroom Law
Earlier this week, the NCAA and ACC decided to pull their conferences out of North Carolina, citing the controversial bathroom bill as the reason for their decision. North Carolina State Sen. Tamara Barringer is a Republican who voted for the bill in March, but has since called on lawmakers to repeal the bill. She is one of two Republican senators in the state to do so. NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to Barringer about why she made that decision.
After Promoting Birther Movement, Trump Admits Obama Was Born In U.S.
After years of promoting conspiracies that President Obama was not born in the U.S., GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday conceded that the president was born in this country.
Despite Setbacks, Obama’s Presidency Impacted African-American Life
After nearly two terms under the nation’s first black president, we look at how President Obama’s time has affected life for African-Americans.
Politics Podcast: It’s All About Health – Pneumonia, The Dr. Oz Show, And Child Care
The NPR Politics team is back with its weekly roundup to discuss the top political news of the week, including Clinton’s return to the campaign trail and Trump’s updated plan on child care.
What The Trump Campaign Said About Birtherism, Annotated
The Trump campaign’s latest statement on Trump’s birther beliefs is also an example of how the Trump playbook works.
Without Apology, Trump Now Says: ‘Obama Was Born In’ The U.S.
After years of questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace and the legitimacy of his presidency, Donald Trump is only now saying he no longer believes the false conspiracy theory he’s peddled for years.
His Immigration Views Were Shaped By Time Abroad, Sen. Tim Kaine Says
Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, tells Steve Inskeep that his experience living in Honduras as a young man has informed his immigration beliefs. He says many are fleeing violence.
Kaine: Some Trump Voters Are ‘Motivated By Dark Emotions’
The Democratic vice presidential nominee said many Trump backers have “transitional anxiety” over societal and economic changes, but over time “you realize…these demographic changes aren’t bad.”
Clinton Jumps On Trump Comments Over Where Obama Was Born
Donald Trump refused to say President Obama was born in the U.S. during an interview with The Washington Post on Thursday, though his campaign insisted later that he believes that to be true.
VP Pick Tim Kaine’s Stand On Abortion Is At Odds With Catholic Teachings
Sen. Kaine says his Catholic faith informs how he lives and the rules he follows. He tells Steve Inskeep he doesn’t believe his job as a public official is to make others follow church teachings.
Full Transcript: NPR’s Interview With Vice Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine
NPR’s wide-ranging interview with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine covers Hillary Clinton’s transparency, the nature of Donald Trump’s support, Kaine’s experience as a missionary in Honduras and his faith.
Trump Still Won’t Say President Obama Was Born In The U.S.
The GOP presidential nominee was one of the loudest voices fueling the conspiracy theory against President Obama. Trump’s own aides have said lately that he accepts Obama was born in the U.S.
Former House Speaker Boehner, Noted Smoker, Joins Tobacco Firm
John Boehner is joining the board of Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc.
WATCH: Trump Discusses His Weight, Stamina And Medical Record On ‘Oz’
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on the talk show of Dr. Mehmet Oz to discuss his health records.
Trump Releases Medical Information In Doctor’s Letter
The Trump campaign released information about the candidate’s health Thursday. It shows normal test results.
Hillary Clinton Returns To Campaign Trail After Bout With Pneumonia
Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail Thursday after spending three days at home recuperating from pneumonia.
House To Hold Impeachment Hearing Against IRS Commissioner
A faction of the House’s most conservative lawmakers secured a deal to delay an impeachment vote in exchange for a House Judiciary Committee hearing next Wednesday.
Trump Confident He Can Speed Economic Growth To Rate Not Seen In Years
The candidate also predicted that his economic plan will deliver up to 25 million new jobs over the next decade, describing it as pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-family.
Trump Releases Weight, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar And Other Medical Information
A letter from Donald Trump’s personal physician says he is in “excellent physical health” and weighs 236 pounds, which, at a height of 6’3″ puts him at the high-end of what is considered overweight.
Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor But Misstates Key Facts About Their Encounter
Donald Trump is attacking the Flint pastor who interrupted him during a Wednesday appearance at her church.
Axelrod Says Clinton ‘Penchant For Privacy’ Made Health Concerns A Bigger Story
The former senior adviser to President Obama suggested the Democratic presidential nominee should work with, not against, the press in an effort to be more transparent.
How Does ‘Basket Of Deplorables’ Play In The Real World?
Hillary Clinton’s remark that “half of Trump’s supporters” are a “basket of deplorables” touched off a firestorm in political press, but it seems to barely register for some voters.
Republicans Watch As Life-Long GOP Voters Go Elsewhere
North Carolina has become one of the most hotly contested battleground states in presidential elections. One of the reasons is that the state’s population is growing and becoming more diverse.
Clinton And Trump Release Medical Information
Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she’s recovering well from her bout of pneumonia and is otherwise in good health. Donald Trump on Thursday appears on the Dr. Oz TV show to talk about his health.
Does Good Economic News Undermine Political Messages By Trump, Clinton?
Steve Inskeep talks to economist and syndicated columnist Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about record middle-class incomes.
Inside Donald Trump’s Stump Speech, Annotated
In his stump speech, Donald Trump brings the energy and spends a lot of time talking about core issues like illegal immigration and trade as well as attacking the media and Hillary Clinton.
Inside Hillary Clinton’s Stump Speech, Annotated