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Krugman: Obama More Transformative Than Clinton, Reagan

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:33pm

Robert Siegel talks with economist Paul Krugman about his Rolling Stone feature, "In Defense of Obama." He says Obama is one of the most consequential and successful presidents in American history.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:24am

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:19am

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:11am

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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Grandpa Jimmy Casts A Shadow Over Georgia Governor's Race

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 3:58pm

Jason Carter is a state senator with an eye on the governor's mansion. But if he wants to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Jimmy Carter, he has to be careful how he uses that legacy.

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Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:59am

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," a candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

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A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:46am

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.

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Author: Supreme Court Usurped Congress On Voting Rights

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.

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Governor's Wife's Revelations Show Flair For Scandal In Oregon

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.

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Revelations From Governor's Fiancee Show Flair For Scandal In Oregon

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 6:42am

On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.

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Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws In Texas, Wisconsin

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:05pm

The Supreme Court blocked a measure in Wisconsin requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots and a federal judge in Texas ruled that state's ID law was discriminatory.

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Labor Secretary Eyed As White House Searches To Replace Attorney General

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:09pm

The White House effort to replace Attorney General Eric Holder is happening largely in the shadows. But Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is emerging as a top candidate for the post.

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Oregon First Lady Sorry For 'Marriage Of Convenience' With Green Card Seeker

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:58pm

In 1997, Cylvia Hayes received money to marry an Ethiopian who wanted a green card. Her fiance, Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber, is seeking a fourth term. She says he didn't know of the marriage.

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A Surprise Senate Battleground: South Dakota

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:45am

Democrats and pro-campaign finance reform Mayday PAC are promising to spend $1 million each to defeat former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds.

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High Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

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

The court told Wisconsin it may not implement its law requiring voters to present photo IDs. In Texas, a federal judge struck down that state's ID law, saying it discriminates against minority voters.

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Iowa's GOP Fires Up Its Base As Election Day Nears

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

With the midterm elections just 25 days away, and early voting already underway in some states, the final push has begun to get the party faithful to turn out. The GOP expects to do well in November.

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As GOP Candidates Duck Social Issues, Is It Really All About That Base?

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

Republicans are expecting to do well in November, and one thing they're not doing this election is emphasizing social issues. That choice is causing some frustration among core supporters.

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Millennial Candidates Face Challenges From Young And Older Voters

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

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Marilinda Garcia of New Hampshire and Democrat Jim Mowrer of Iowa about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Supreme Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:15pm

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court's liberal wing, plus Justices Kennedy and Roberts, voted put the law on hold while they decide whether to take the case.

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Millennials Are Blue Now, But Party Allegiance Could Be Up For Grabs

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:25pm

They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard hit by the economy.

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