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U.S. Senate Race In Kansas Suddently Becomes Unpredictable

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

Sen. Pat Roberts was expected to skate to re-election. Republicans now are panicked that he could lose to a free spending independent candidate, harming the GOP's chances of winning Senate control.

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Cuomo Gets More Of An Opponent Than He Bargained For

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:23am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to cruise to victory in next Tuesday's Democratic primary. But he faces a surprisingly vigorous challenge from the left.

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Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 9:54am

Citing a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.

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Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:52am

Congress returns next week in the midst of a crisis in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mara Liasson about Congress's role in shaping foreign policy strategy.

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Obama Will Put Off Executive Actions On Immigration

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:36pm

In June, President Obama said he would act on his own to reshape U.S. immigration policies at the summer's end. Since then, he's come under pressure from fellow Democrats.

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If It's Not About Sex, It Must Be About Money — Unless It's About Power

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:01pm

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction is a reminder that politicians are more likely to be nailed for petty chiseling than for fleecing the public treasury for billions in pork barrel projects.

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Week In Politics: NATO, Bob McDonnell And The Midterm Elections

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:08pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the future of NATO, the corruption convictions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the political races in Kansas and Alaska.

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Run-Up To Midterm Elections Overshadowed By Other News

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

Don Gonyea talks to with NPR Senior Political Correspondent Mara Liaison and Robert Costa of The Washington Post about the issues and key races in this fall's midterm elections.

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Jury Finds Virginia's Former First Couple Guilty Of Corruption

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:02am

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were convicted on Thursday of federal corruption charges. They were acquitted only on a handful of lesser charges.

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From Statehouse To Big House: A Guide To Governors Gone Bad

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:20pm

The Virginia governor convicted of corruption charges could join a long list of top state officials sent to prison for crimes ranging from bribery to bank fraud.

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Appeals Court Strikes Wisconsin And Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Bans

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:07pm

The judge said that the states had given the court "no reasonable basis" for forbidding same-sex marriage.

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Wisconsin Voters Divided On Whether Job Growth Is Enough

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:54pm

GOP Gov. Scott Walker is touting an economic turnaround. But his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, argues that the state's recovery falls short of what was promised four years ago.

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Guilty Verdicts For Former Gov. McDonnell And Wife In Corruption Trial

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:14pm

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been found guilty on all 11 public corruption charges that he faced. His wife, Maureen, was convicted of eight of those same charges, as well as one additional charge of obstructing the grand jury investigation.

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:15pm

McDonnell and his wife had been charged with taking gifts and loans from the owner of a nutritional supplement company in exchange for political favors. She was also found guilty.

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Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:42am

As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.

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Bloomberg Will Return To Running His Media Company In Surprise Move

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:55pm

The former New York mayor replaces his former city hall deputy Daniel L. Doctoroff, who chose to leave after Bloomberg re-engaged at the firm and began once again adding input on day-to-day decision.

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Colorado Republicans Buck National Party Trends On Immigration

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:24pm

If the GOP is going to try to make inroads with Latinos in swing states, they might take a look at the former steel town of Pueblo, Colo., where Republicans say their pitch is starting to resonate.

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Sen. Kaine: Strikes On Islamic State Must Be Approved By Congress

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:42pm

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., discusses the need for President Obama to seek Congressional approval before moving ahead with military actions against the Islamic State.

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Candidates Courting An Elusive Vote: Men

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:19pm

While Republicans typically do better among white males than do Democrats, candidates often have a harder time reaching men than women — no matter their race or political dispositions.

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Campaign Expert Neil Oxman Talks About How He Makes Political Ads

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:08pm

Oxman is the founder of The Campaign Group, which has managed ad campaigns for more than 700 races around the country. Ahead of the Congressional elections, he talks about what works and what doesn't.

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