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Michelle Obama Energizes Young Voters For Clinton On Campaign Trail

First Lady Michelle Obama used her enormous popularity to campaign for Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday, wooing millennial voters at a campus in northern Virginia.

Clinton Returns To Trail After Pneumonia Recovery; Trump Backs Down On Birther Stance

As polls trend in Donald Trump's favor, NPR's Scott Simon assesses the campaign this week with Glenn Thrush, chief political correspondent for Politico.

Now Play Nice, Children

Back in the days of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, there was no moderator. What if we tried that kind of thing in this year's campaign?

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.
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Is Virginia Suddenly Purple Again? New Poll Shows Tighter Presidential Race

Mary Washington University's Center for Leadership and Media Studies found that Democrat Hillary Clinton might only have a thin lead over Republican Donald Trump in Virginia.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.