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With Midterm Elections In Mind, Democrats Micro-Target Voters

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats used big data to much success. The big data approach to micro-targeting voters is getting increasingly powerful, and is being used for midterm campaigns.

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Tea Party SuperPAC Targets Established GOP Candidates

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Mainstream Republicans have been fighting back against Tea Party groups in congressional primaries this year. Steve Inskeep talks to Drew Ryun of the Madison Project, a national Tea Party superPAC.

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Judicial Nominee On Hold Over Drone Strike Justification

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03am

Harvard law professor David Barron is under fire for signing memos that allowed the U.S. to kill a U.S. citizen overseas in a drone strike. Those blocking his nomination want the documents released.

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Tea Party Favorite Captures Nebraska Senate Primary

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:39pm

The bitter race highlight fissures within the Republican Party. Also Tuesday, two women set the stage for history-making in West Virginia.

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Obama Sanctions Individuals In Central African Republic

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:00pm

The sanctions against an ex-president of the CAR and four other rebel leaders comes amid escalating sectarian violence.

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Rep. John Conyers, Long-Time Congressman, Off Primary Ballot

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:09pm

A local election official says that unregistered voters collected many of the signatures for the Detroit Democrat, who has served in the U.S. House since 1965.

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Russia Aborts Rocket Engine Sales, GPS Cooperation With U.S.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:12pm

The moves come after Washington banned some high-tech equipment sales to Russia as part of sanctions in response to the annexation of Crimea.

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In GOP Primaries, Establishment Has Kept The Tea Party Quiet

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm

Primary season is in full swing. Early on, it appears that the Republican Party establishment is finally having its way and beating Tea Party challengers with ease.

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Obama Judicial Nominee Gets A Hostile Reception From Democrats

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:05pm

The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing from a controversial nominee for the Georgia federal district court bench. Though President Obama nominated him, many Democrats take issue with his history.

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What Drives Protests On Campus?

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:17am

IMF chief Christine Lagarde and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have backed out of giving commencement speeches after campus protests. Does it mean campus activism is alive and well?

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Gay Marriage Around The Country: Not All Judges Say 'I Do'

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 10:17am

Same-sex couples in Arkansas are now lining up to get their marriage licenses, while Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is being challenged. Tell Me More gets a breakdown of similar cases nationwide.

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Coming Soon To Your TV: Campaign Ads Targeted At You

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:52am

Soon, you could be watching political ads based on your television viewing habits and the information the political parties have collected about your gender, party registration and voting habits.

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In Caustic Nebraska Senate Race, GOP Battle Lines Are Blurred

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:52am

In Tuesday's Senate GOP primary, there's little ideological difference between the top candidates, and no one can lay exclusive claim to tea party support.

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In Mississippi, A Tea Party Challenger Takes On A GOP Institution

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:23am

After 41 years in Washington, Sen. Thad Cochran holds clout in Washington — and his name is on buildings across the state. But a Tea Party candidate says the time for that kind of largess is over.

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Election-Year Politics Dooms Energy Bill, Averts Pipeline Vote

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:37am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had made a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline contingent upon passage of the energy efficiency bill. Most Democrats don't want a vote on Keystone.

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Keith Crisco, Congressional Opponent Of Clay Aiken, Dies From Injuries

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 5:19pm

Crisco, a textile executive and former state official, died less than a week after apparently losing a close North Carolina primary race against the former American Idol singer. He was 71.

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