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'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:21pm

Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates' characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart's 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.

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Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:34am

The former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks, and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.

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Secret Service Director To Face Tough Question At House Hearing

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

Lawmakers will question Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on how a man was able to jump the White House fence, cross the lawn and get into the White House before being stopped by agents.

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GOP Candidate In Michigan's U.S. Senate Race Avoids Media

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

Michigan has an open seat because Democrat Carl Levin is retiring. GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is running a low-key campaign. Democratic Rep. Gary Peters leads in polls, but the race is close.

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Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:13pm

Republican businessman Charlie Baker is beginning to inch ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley. Democrats are increasingly worried that Coakley may stumble and disappoint the party as she did in 2010.

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In N.H. Race, A Rematch Of A Rematch

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:30am

Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.

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In N.H. Race, A Rematch Of A Rematch

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:30am

Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.

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Calif. Assault Law Requires College Students To Give Consent Before Sex

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:46am

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

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With The End In Sight, Holder Reflects On His Legacy

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:12am

Attorney General Eric Holder tells NPR's Carrie Johnson that he's sorry his parents couldn't see Obama's tribute to him on Thursday — and that his greatest regret hit home on a visit to Newtown.

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Some Democrats At Odds Over Obama's Claim To Airstrike Authority

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 6:35am

President Obama did not seek permission from Congress to launch airstrikes last week. Legal experts and some lawmakers question how valid his claims for action are.

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Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:16pm

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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Why Youngstown, Ohio, Loved 'Jimbo' Traficant

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 1:48pm

Former congressman Jim Traficant, who died Saturday at age 73, served prison time for bribery and racketeering. But he always remained popular in Youngstown — a city that felt abandoned by others.

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Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 1:37pm

The Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery has died at age 73. He was critically hurt in a tractor accident earlier this week.

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Only Game In Town

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Why do advertisers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games?

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Is Obama's War-Powers Shift Hypocrisy, Or Inevitable For A President?

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Despite his liberal bona fides and campaign objections, President Obama's foreign policy decisions look very much like those of his predecessors.

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How To Keep 'Political Order': Make Modest Promises, And Deliver

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Francis Fukuyama, a former neo-conservative thinker, says that people worldwide still want democracy, but many transitioning nations are ill-equipped to give it to them.

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For Michigan Political Ads, The Tigers Are The Only Game In Town

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 8:04am

Media buyers love buying time for political ads during Detroit Tigers baseball games. Why? Because of the city's clear media market and the state's sports landscape.

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Chelsea Clinton Gives Bill And Hillary Their First Grandchild

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 1:50am

The baby has been eagerly anticipated as Hillary Clinton, who dubbed "grandmother" her "most exciting title yet, and said she wouldn't decide about running for president until after the baby arrived.

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National Security May Not Resonate At The Polls This Fall

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:11pm

With ISIS dominating headlines nearly every day, Republicans are hoping to play on long-held stereotypes that Democrats are weaker on national security. But voters may not take the bait.

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Why We Won't See The Likes Of Eric Holder Again

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:11am

The drama and conflict of the attorney general's tenure in office unfolded against the interracial tensions that torment our culture.

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