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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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