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2016 Campaign Connection

Your roundup of the 2016 Presidential Campaign from PBS, NPR and across public media. Connecting you to in-depth reporting and analysis on the candidates and the issues this election year.


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NPR Election Coverage

Reporting on Criminal Justice

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system
PBS NewsHour

How Obama left his mark on the criminal justice system

Obama’s legacy in crime reduction, law and order and curbing police violence.

Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons
PBS NEWSHOUR

Trump stance on illegal immigration may aid private prisons

Some analysts believe the prison population could climb under the Donald Trump administration, and the stock market seems to agree.

PBS NEWSHOUR

Virginia governor restores voting rights for 13,000 felons

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state’s Supreme Court.

NPR

How Clinton and Trump come down on law and order

Law and order has been a major theme this year on the campaign trail. But that means very different things to the two major party presidential candidates.

PBS NewsHour

An inside look at Obama’s criminal justice reforms

Top senators revealed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Thursday.

Reporting on Drug Use

Presidential candidates on legalizing Marijuana
NPR

Presidential candidates on legalizing Marijuana

NPR takes a look at where the presidential candidates stand on the issue of legal pot.

DEA rejects attempt to loosen federal restrictions on marijuana
NPR

DEA rejects attempt to loosen federal restrictions on mar...

The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws.

Presidential candidates confront obstacles to opioid addiction
NPR

Presidential candidates confront obstacles to opioid addi...

One major problem is accessing treatment when someone who needs it is ready to receive it.

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New York NOW | Podcasts

Plan 2014: Managing Water Levels

The US and Canada adopted a water management plan for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River that was years in the...

MSNBC's Steve Kornacki analyzes the 2016 Presidential Race.
Investigative journalist Wayne Barrett reflects on his decades covering Donald Trump.
Clinton and Cruz visit upstate; discussion of newly-enacted state budget.
What does Trump's ascension in the presidential race mean for the State Republican party?
Revisit Hillary Clinton's first run for public office in 2000.