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New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.

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Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:33pm

In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year, including Foster. It's part of a a Republican effort to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South.

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Georgia Democrat Seeks Republican Votes To Keep His Seat

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

As the last white Democrat in the deep South, Congressman John Barrow is perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.

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Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.

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Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.

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With Biden By His Side, Maine Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

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With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:53am

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:23am

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:49pm

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 2:05pm

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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Outside Group Sends Blunt Message In N.C. Senate Race

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:03am

The Koch Brothers-backed American Future Fund is running online ads supporting Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh, who backs marijuana legalization. The slogan? "More weed, less war."

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Big-Spending Democrat Faces Off With Koch Brothers In Campaign Ads

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:47am

Climate change activist Tom Steyer has become the single biggest supporter of Democrats this election. New FEC filings show he gave his NextGen Climate Action superPAC another $15 million. In ads, NextGen is tying candidates in six Senate races to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:22pm

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the north lawn Wednesday night.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 5:20pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:31pm

About one in five voters now mail in their ballots, but many get rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.

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1 Wounded Near Canada's Parliament As Police Seek More Assailants

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:41am

A man reportedly carrying a long gun shot at least one person at the National War Memorial in Ottawa and also fired shots on Parliament Hill.

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The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

A lawsuit in Georgia claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications are missing weeks before the November midterm election. Lawyers say they belong to new African-American, Latino and Asian-American voters. But state officials say all applications have been processed.

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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

Weeks before the November election, a Georgia lawsuit claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications — mainly from black, Latino and Asian-American voters — are missing.

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Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33am

With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.

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