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  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2016.    REUTERS/Carlos Barria  - RTX2PDCQ
    October 18, 2016  

    President Obama mocked Donald Trump’s suggestions that the presidential election will be rigged, saying that blaming someone else when things are going badly means one doesn’t have what it takes to do the job. But Trump running mate Mike Pence insisted voter fraud is a reality and complained of media bias. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, with his wife Melania, talks to reporters in the spin room after his first debate against Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S. September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSPKVM
    October 7, 2016  

    Donald Trump faced renewed criticism of his treatment of women on Friday when a video surfaced of him making lewd comments; Trump’s campaign called the conversation “locker room banter.” Meanwhile, the candidate returned to criticizing immigration policy. Hillary Clinton took the day off before Sunday’s debate, but her campaign sent surrogates to battleground states. John Yang reports. Continue reading

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    October 7, 2016  

    With the only vice-presidential debate over and the second presidential one just ahead, it’s the home stretch of the election — and it’s full of surprises. Judy Woodruff talks to syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson about the ‘enthusiasm gap,’ whether the new video of Trump threatens his support among evangelicals, Russian hacking, Sunday’s debate and more. Continue reading

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lays a bouquet of flowers at the grave of former U.S. president Gerald Ford and his wife Betty Ford at the Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTSQ9GC
    September 30, 2016  

    On Friday, Donald Trump’s campaigning began long before he reached President Gerald Ford’s Michigan tomb, where he was slated to speak. He unleashed a slew of early morning tweets maligning Alicia Machado, a former Miss Universe he had previously mocked for her weight, and alleging she had starred in a sex tape. Hillary Clinton called his online commentary “unhinged.” Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • essay
    September 27, 2016  

    The best seven months of Tracy Grant’s life were the months she spent caring for her husband with terminal cancer. Suddenly, she says, there were no “bad days.” Petty work mishaps didn’t seem nearly as bad when all she could do was look forward to the little things, like spontaneous laughter or the night sky. Those final months made up the best gift he gave her, Grant says. Continue reading

  • polimon
    August 29, 2016  

    As summer winds down, the presidential campaign ramps up. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton highlighted racial issues this week, while Trump appeared to soften on immigration. Meanwhile, some swing states may be out of contention. For political analysis, Gwen Ifill speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Stuart Rothenberg of the The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report. Continue reading

  • Supporters cheer as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump takes the stage during a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., August 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX2MYAH
    August 25, 2016  

    Donald Trump is appealing to voters who reject mainstream conservative ideals. These members of the so-called “alt-right” have typically taken their frustrations to the internet, rather than to the polls. John Yang interviews the Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti and The Washington Post’s David Weigel about the alt-right’s “hierarchical” tendencies and potential impact on conservatism. Continue reading

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    August 19, 2016  

    This week, the Trump campaign underwent possibly its biggest overhaul yet — the candidate made major staffing changes and publicly said he regrets some past comments. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is excelling in the polls, but her emails and foundation still haunt her. For the political scoop, Judy Woodruff speaks with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin. Continue reading

  • Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway (L) and Paul Manafort, staff of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, speak during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2LL8F
    August 17, 2016  

    For the second time this summer, Donald Trump has made major changes to senior campaign staff, hiring Stephen Bannon as CEO and promoting Kellyanne Conway to manager. Judy Woodruff speaks with Robert Costa of The Washington Post about what the campaign must do to rally suburban voters in swing states, and with Conway about health care policy and the candidate’s desire for “warriors” he can trust. Continue reading

  • Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump visits McLanahan Corporation headquarters in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer - RTSN1NV
    August 12, 2016  

    Another bad week for Donald Trump concluded with the GOP nominee down by double digits in key states. He received support from RNC chairman Reince Priebus Friday at a campaign event in Pennsylvania, but top Republicans continued to express concern over the candidate’s viability. Judy Woodruff speaks with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa for analysis of Trump’s position within his own party. Continue reading

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