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Reporting On Health Care

20 million would lose health coverage under Trump plan, study says
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20 million would lose health coverage under Trump plan, s...

A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage.

Fact and fiction swirls medical marijuana debate
FPBS

Fact and fiction swirls medical marijuana debate

Full-strength medical marijuana is illegal in Florida.

Candidates denounce high drug prices, but offer few alternatives to voters
PBS NEWSHOUR

Candidates denounce high drug prices, but offer few alter...

In this year’s presidential campaign, health care has taken a back seat. But one issue appears to be breaking through: the rising cost of prescription drugs.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Clinton backs bill to protect health care benefits for ex...

Hillary Clinton is supporting a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Number of uninsured Americans falls again in 2015

The federal health overhaul may still be experiencing implementation problems. But new federal data show it is achieving its main goal.

MARKETPLACE

Clinton drug plan: is it enough?

At first glance, it may sound like Hillary Clinton's plan is an attempt to tackle drug prices overall.

Reporting On Gun Control

Texas professors sue over new law allowing guns on campus
PBS NEWSHOUR

Texas professors sue over new law allowing guns on campus

exas’ new law allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms has barely started and already faces a legal challenge seeking to block it before fall.

Vice President Biden on the possibility of new gun laws
PBS PRESENTS

Vice President Biden on the possibility of new gun laws

Charlie Rose sits down with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss gun legislation.

By the Numbers: Guns in America
WASHINGTON WEEK

By the Numbers: Guns in America

Crunching the numbers behind the gun control debate.

Gunned Down
FRONTLINE

Gunned Down

FRONTLINE investigates the politics and power of the NRA.

NPR

Here's where gun laws stand in your state

Hillary Clinton called out Florida's gun laws in a Monday speech responding to the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

NPR

Clinton uses Florida platform to talk to mothers who've l...

Hillary Clinton is using her time on the campaign trail to draw a sharp contrast between herself and Donald Trump, especially on the issue of gun control.

NPR

The view from Montana, where guns are an Important electi...

David Greene talks to U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana about some of the issues that matter most to voters from his state and the rural West.

Reporting On LGBT issues

Kaine says Catholic Church might change on gay marriage
PBS NEWSHOUR

Kaine says Catholic Church might change on gay marriage

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.

The election could determine the Supreme Court’s transgender bathroom case
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The election could determine the Supreme Court’s transgen...

The Supreme Court’s order blocking a transgender male from using the boys’ restroom at his Virginia school underscores how the election results will shape the high court.

WASHINGTON WEEK

LGBT America: By the Numbers

Accurate estimates of LGBT Americans have proven elusive for many researchers over the years.

NPR

North Carolina 'Bathroom Law' energizes voters on both si...

In North Carolina, the GOP is defending majorities in both chambers of the state legislature and the governor's office — amid a controversy over a law concerning LGBT rights.

NEWSHOUR

Trump voices opposition to North Carolina bathroom law

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose.

Reporting On Race

Meet some of the Chinese Americans voting for Trump
PBS NEWSHOUR

Meet some of the Chinese Americans voting for Trump

A survey by three Asian-American non-governmental organizations, released in May, showed that Asian-American voters overwhelmingly favor the Democratic Party.

Will Trump energize the Latino vote?
PBS NEWSHOUR

Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

Has the Republican nominee jolted awake another group — the now 27.3 million eligible Hispanic voters long labeled the sleeping giant of U.S. elections?

WTTW CHICAGO

Black Lives Matter coalition releases first official plat...

Just days before the two-year anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Movement for Black Lives has released an official platform.

NPR

The view from Latino voters in the Northeast

Steve Inskeep talks to Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea and political scientist Marion Orr of Brown University about Latino voters in the Northeast.

NPR

In California, more Latinos registering as ‘no-party voters’

Since 2008, California — which holds its Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday — has seen a 35 percent spike in people registering as “No Party Preference” voters.

Reporting On Religion

Religious voters may lean Republican, but feel conflicted about candidates
NPR

Religious voters may lean Republican, but feel conflicted...

Researchers seeking to predict how Americans will vote have for years identified an important clue: The more religious you are, the more likely you are to lean Republican.

A week of religious stops by the candidates
RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY

A week of religious stops by the candidates

On the campaign trial, candidates have made several religious stops in recent days, and with mixed receptions.

NPR

How positive thinking, prosperity gospel define Trump's f...

The Pew Research Center's January 2016 survey of Americans' views of their presidential candidates found only 30 percent regarded Trump as "very or somewhat" religious.

NPR

In a turbulent election year, Mosques organize en masse v...

In an election year filled with anti-Muslim vitriol, some mosques are urging their worshipers to vote in an attempt to make their voices heard.

NPR

Clinton, Kaine driven by their faith in the 'social gospel'

For both candidates on the Democratic Party ticket, religious faith has provided a foundation for their progressive politics.

Reporting On The Electorate

Young voters from newer immigrant families lean more liberal, poll shows
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Young voters from newer immigrant families lean more libe...

Young Hispanic and Asian-Americans who are immigrants or have an immigrant parent are more likely to be liberal in their views on politics, a new GenForward poll shows.

Is 'rural resentment' driving voters to Trump?
NPR

Is 'rural resentment' driving voters to Trump?

An August presidential poll out of Virginia shows the heightening of a long-existing trend: There is a big, big rural-urban split in the battleground state.

After a rough summer, Pennsylvania Trump fans explain why he is still their guy
NPR

After a rough summer, Pennsylvania Trump fans explain why...

At a recent rally in Altoona, Pa., Trump told the crowd that the only way he could lose Pennsylvania, where he is polling well behind Clinton, would be in the even of a fix.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Former refugees look to Election Day with a sense of duty

Thousands of former refugees and asylum-seekers will be voting in a U.S. election for the first time this November.

NPR

Detroit working class men split on Trump

If Trump hopes to win Michigan, then he's got to win over working-class white men in suburban Detroit.

PBS NEWSHOUR

How men and women answered this sexism quiz

When we analyzed average scores by respondents’ gender identity, some interesting findings emerged.

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