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Fears Of A U.S. Ebola Outbreak Prompt Travel Ban Proposals

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03am

Congressional Republicans continue to call for a ban on travel from the West African nations caught up in the Ebola outbreak. The Obama administration, however, remains firm in opposing a travel ban.

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Political TV Ad Spending Expected To Top $1 Billion

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:20pm

Audie Cornish speaks with Elizabeth Wilner of Kantar Media about the landscape of political TV advertising in the run up to the 2014 election.

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Navajo Presidential Race Shaken By Language Gap

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:57pm

Chris Deschene's run for president of the Navajo Nation has been challenged because he's not fluent in the Navajo language. The dispute highlights a split among Native Americans over language issues.

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Health Officials Face Ebola Questions On Capitol Hill

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:25pm

A day after news that a second healthcare worker in Texas has Ebola, members of Congress grilled Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Director Tom Frieden about the federal response.

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In South Dakota, A Three-Way Senate Race Draws National Attention

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:25pm

Polls show the GOP frontrunner struggling to win over his own party while an underdog Democrat remains close in polls. Meanwhile, an independent candidate's low-budget campaign is gaining traction.

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Recent Rulings Alter Voting Laws Ahead Of November Election

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:46pm

Here's a recap of the flurry of last-minute legal activity involving state voting laws from Arkansas to North Carolina.

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House Panel Hearing To Examine Public Health Response To Ebola Outbreak

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:39am

The ability of U.S. hospitals and public health systems to handle the deadly Ebola virus has been called into question.

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Ebola Blame Game Takes The Stage At Midterm Election Debates

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

For a campaign season in search of an issue, Ebola promises to be a prime topic. The virus touches on issues central to both parties — the role of government and its competence.

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Justice Department's Civil Rights Division To Get Interim Leader

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

ACLU deputy legal director Vanita Gupta will lead the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. She will likely be nominated for Senate confirmation to hold the job permanently.

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Ebola Spreads To Midterm Election Debates

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

For a campaign season in search of an issue, Ebola promises to be a prime topic. The virus touches on issues central to both parties — the role of government and its competence.

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Clay Aiken: An American Idol On The Campaign Trail

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:34am

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has hung up his microphone as he runs for congress as a Democrat in North Carolina. But the campaign is a long shot.

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Ebola Seems To Stay Two Steps Ahead Of Government Response

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:10pm

The White House abruptly cancelled President Obama's campaign trip on Wednesday so he could hold a meeting on the federal response to Ebola.

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Louisiana Race Could Determine Control Of The Senate

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:22pm

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is in fight of her career as the GOP ramps up to take control of U.S. Senate. Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy, a Baton Rouge physician, is her strongest opponent.

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In Increasingly Red Louisiana, Democrat Landrieu Struggles To Hold On

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:22pm

The senator's opponents are tying her to President Obama's unpopular health care and other policies, while she tries to focus on how she's different. Her race will help decide control of the Senate.

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What Is Really Tearing America Apart

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:11am

While the nation focuses on healing race and gender issues, we encourage political divisiveness.

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Fractures Within Alliance May Hamper U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with allied defense chiefs to discuss the campaign against militants from the Islamic State. They've been gaining ground in Iraq and Syria, prompting questions about U.S. strategy.

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Female Veterans Aim For Washington While Navigating Campaign Trail

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:01am

A military resume has long been a big plus for political candidates. Only 5 female veterans have served in Congress, but 11 are running this year — including Republican Wendy Rogers in Arizona.

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A Guide To Third Party Candidates

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 5:52pm

With many candidates pulling 5-15 percent in the polls, and appealing to voters who disdain both parties, the establishment campaigns have more a few reasons to worry.

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In Nevada's Governor's Race, Hispanic Candidates Try To Woo Voters

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:07pm

The state's first Hispanic governor, Brian Sandoval, has become popular and is expected to easily win reelection. But Democrats there now have a rising star: a young Latina politician, Lucy Flores.

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Pizza Man And Other Third Party Candidates Shake Up Tight Senate Races

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:27pm

Sean Haugh is a pizza delivery man and Libertarian candidate making waves in the US Senate Race in North Carolina. He isn't the only one. Independent candidates are a factor in at least a dozen races.

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