• For USA-ELECTION/VOTING-NORTHCAROLINA [moving at 0600 EDT (1000 GMT) Friday, July 15, 2016]An election worker checks a voter's drivers license as North Carolina's controversial "Voter ID" law goes into effect for the state's presidential primary election at a polling place in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. on March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo - RTSI0CP
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    The U.S. Justice Department joined Texas’ attorney general Wednesday in asking a federal court to delay a hearing on the state’s voter ID law, the latest signal that the federal government might drop its opposition to the law now that Donald Trump is president. Continue reading

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    November 11, 2016  

    In their first post-election Friday analysis, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the factors that may have contributed to Donald Trump’s dramatic upset, including an American desperation for change. Also, how should we consider the subsequent protests that have erupted, and can we expect Trump’s policy positions to evolve? Continue reading

  • U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton attend campaign events in Hershey, Pennsylvania, November 4, 2016 (L) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 22, 2016 in a combination of file photos.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Carlos Barria/Files - RTX2SE03
    November 7, 2016  

    The weekend before Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traversed the country in a last effort to bring their messages home to voters. Polls currently show Clinton up by three to six points but also suggest Trump has made it close in a number of battleground states. John Yang follows the Clinton campaign trail and Jeffrey Brown follows the Trump campaign trail. Continue reading

  • Supporters hold campaign signs as they wait for the arrival of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a rally in Pembroke Pines, Florida U.S., November 5, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2S2N9
    November 5, 2016  

    In Florida, more than 40 percent of registered voters have cast their ballot in a week of early voting that ends Sunday. Mary Ellen Klas, capital bureau chief for the Miami Herald and co-bureau chief for the Tampa Bay Times, joins Alison Stewart to discuss which issues matter the most to Florida voters. Continue reading

  • A Donald Trump supporter disrupts remarks by U.S. President Barack Obama at a Hillary for America campaign event at the Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S., November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX2RZ6R
    November 5, 2016  

    North Carolina is among the top tier of battleground states this election, with 15 electoral votes up for grabs. Since the nominating conventions, not a week has gone by without the candidates or their running mates paying a visit to the state. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Nick Schifrin talked to voters in the state ahead of Election Day. Continue reading

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    October 21, 2016  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including the third and final presidential debate, Donald Trump’s “reckless” questioning of the election’s legitimacy, the country’s vast ideological divide, the caustic tone at Thursday night’s Al Smith charity dinner and the candidates’ rhetoric on the campaign trail. Continue reading

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    October 10, 2016  

    Sunday night saw the second of the three presidential debates. It came in the aftermath of renewed controversy over Donald Trump’s treatment of women. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and NPR’s Tamara Keith about the growing number of Republican leaders fleeing Trump’s side, Hillary Clinton’s outreach beyond her party and where the GOP will go from here. Continue reading

  • A man casts his vote in a referendum on a peace deal between the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels at the Colombian Consulate in Caracas, Venezuela October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello - RTSQFVK
    October 3, 2016  

    In a surprise vote, the Colombian people narrowly rejected the peace deal with guerilla group FARC that would have ended Latin America’s longest running conflict. After the vote, Colombia’s president and the top FARC commander both appealed for calm and reiterated their support for peace. William Brangham speaks with Bernard Aronson, U.S. Special Envoy for Colombian Peace Process. 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

  • A former Bernie Sanders delegate wears a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign sticker over his mouth as he protests during the third session at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria    - RTSJZCU
    July 28, 2016  

    “Ambivalent sexism.” It’s a term that explains why Hillary Clinton did so poorly with white male voters, writes Dan Bush. It’s sexism that sees men more supportive of women who conform to traditional gender roles. Bush spoke to white male voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and found sexism in the language they used to describe Clinton. William Brangham speaks with Bush about his story. Continue reading

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