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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:27am

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:57am

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the new U.S. Digital Service. But it's still to be seen whether the former Google engineer's team will have enough authority to make wholesale changes.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 9:56am

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:25pm

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:25pm

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:16pm

It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.

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Week In Politics: James Foley And Ferguson

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:06pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.

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Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:56am

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:57pm

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:07pm

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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North Carolina Senate Race Shapes Up As Unpopularity Contest

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:10pm

One of the most expensive Senate races this year is in North Carolina, where Democratic incumbent Kay Hagen is trying to keep her job. Her approval numbers are dismal, but so are those for her GOP opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis.

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McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:10pm

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:55pm

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:36am

President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:16pm

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

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Former Vermont Sen. Jeffords, Who Once Tipped Senate Scale, Dies

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:32pm

James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.

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4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 10:12am

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.

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Think You've Had A Rough Work Week? Just Ask Gerald Ford

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:14am

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

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Obama Breaks Up Vacation With Brief Return To Washington

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:42am

In a rare move for him, Obama took a break from his vacation to return to Washington for meetings on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

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Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 4:12pm

Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.

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