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Colorado, Oregon Reject GMO Labeling

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:39am

Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected measures to require labels on foods produced with genetic engineering. Meanwhile, voters in Maui, Hawaii, approved a moratorium on GMO crops.

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Thumbs-Up For Higher Minimum Wages, And For Marijuana Industry

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:59am

Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a non-binding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.

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Colorado's Newest Senator, Cory Gardner, On His Agenda

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:57am

Colorado has a new Senator: Republican Cory Gardner, who defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his priorities.

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Voters In Texas City Approve Ban On Fracking

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:34am

It's the first time a city in the energy-friendly state has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing. The vote is likely to face legal challenges.

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GMO Labeling: Colorado Voters Reject Food Measure; Maui Voters Approve

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 7:42am

While more than half of U.S. states have contemplated similar GMO legislation, the only one that has come close to requiring a label is Vermont.

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Sen. Klobuchar Assesses Voters' Message

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 7:34am

Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota talks to Steve Inskeep about Tuesday's election results, and where Senate Democrats go from here now that Republicans have won control of the body.

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We Need A New Word For The Latest Republican Wave

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:29am

In 2006, President Bush's Republicans took a "thumpin.' " Four years later, President Obama's Democrats saw "a shellacking." So what do you call the damage done to Obama and his party last night?

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After 8 Years, Republicans Win Control Of U.S. Senate

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

The GOP scored major victories in the midterm elections. The wins reshape the political dynamic in Washington and complicate the legislative agenda for President Obama's final two years in office.

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GOP Politicans From Texas Agree: It's A Great State

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

There are few things more satisfying than being a Republican in the great state of Texas. At the Moody Theater in Austin, Republican victors declared, when it comes to Texas, nothing's better.

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Kansas Republicans Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

While Kansas is typically a deeply conservative red state, this year two of the party's leaders found themselves in fights for their political lives — and they won.

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Republicans Take Control Of U.S. Senate With N.C. Win

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

The GOP picked up the seats needed to retake control of the Senate and then some — with major victories in North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Arkansas. They also added to their margin in the House.

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Rep. Schweikert Weighs In On Republican Priorities

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Republicans have picked up the seats they need to control the U.S. Senate. They even added to their margin in the U.S. House. David Greene talks to Rep. David Schweikert, a Republican from Arizona.

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Voters Decide Minimum Wage, Marijuana Ballot Measures

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Across the country, many voter initiatives were on the ballots. Minimum wage questions were on ballots in five states. In addition, three states and the District of Columbia voted on marijuana issues.

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Outshine Democratic Opponents

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:00am

Thirty-six governors were on the ballot Tuesday. Florida's Rick Scott, Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Kansas' Sam Brownback were among the Republicans who won despite stiff challenges by Democrats.

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With GOP Victories, Voters Send Washington A Message

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 3:31am

NPR's political team has been analyzing the vote from coast to coast. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving about some of the findings.

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Newly Released 'Fast And Furious' Documents Include A Slam On Issa

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:43pm

Several details already have become the center of conversations, including one email in which outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder criticizes Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and his "idiot cronies."

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Governors' Races: Incumbent Scott Beats Crist In Florida

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:38pm

And in Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has won re-election, defeating Democrat Mary Burke.

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Marijuana On The Ballot: D.C. Voters OK Legalization

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:16pm

In the first of several widely watched votes on marijuana in the midterm election season, voters in Washington, D.C., have approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes.

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Fight For The Senate: Republicans Oust Pryor; GOP Picks Up 5 Seats

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:00pm

With a loss by Sen. Mark Pryor, the first Democratic incumbent fell, bringing the Republicans closer to a Senate majority. Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu is seen heading to a runoff election.

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Incumbents Who Lost Seats Tonight

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 7:07pm

We track all the incumbent candidates who lost the midterm election

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