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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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Cantor's Wall Street Move Highlights Disclosure Law Loophole

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:56pm

Despite a 2007 ethics law, House members can still negotiate for a post-Congress job without ever publicly disclosing it.

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Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:30am

Volunteers are combing through old ships logbooks for The Old Weather project. It aims to help scientists better understand the climate today by looking at conditions of the past.

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MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 5:09pm

A database of every item the Pentagon has sent to local, state and federal authorities since 2006 sheds light on the massive scope, and evolution, of the 1033 program.

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Should Local Police Get The Military's Extra Armored Trucks?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:35pm

The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.

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The Politics Of Calling In Sick

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:01am

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.

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Sen. Menendez Wants Ukraine Supplied With Defensive Weapons

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

David Greene talks to Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the situation in Ukraine. The New Jersey Democrat has just returned from a trip to Ukraine.

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Obama Fires Opening Salvo In Fall Congressional Campaign

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:58am

At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.

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