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11:44 am
Wed October 29, 2014

With New Campaign Finance Rules, You Can't Really Follow The Money

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 1:02 pm

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3:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Wisconsin Democratic Candidate Welcomes Obama When Others Won't

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 4:30 pm

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3:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Big GOP Names Stump For Local Candidates With Eye Toward 2016

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:12 am

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Planet Money
2:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Kansas Gov. Brownback's Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 4:30 pm

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Politics
2:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

In Wisconsin Election, Gov. Scott Walker Fights To Hold On

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 4:30 pm

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Politics
2:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Runoffs Could Delay Answer Of Senate Control After Election

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 4:30 pm

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2:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., poses with constituent Noelle Hunter. In a campaign ad, Hunter explains that McConnell helped get her daughter back from Mali after a custody battle.
AP

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 4:49 pm

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It's All Politics
8:02 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Political Scientists Find A Guinea Pig: Montana

The flier sent to Montana voters by political scientists at Stanford University and Dartmouth College to study voter interest in nonpartisan races. Fliers were also sent to voters in California and New Hampshire.
Stanford University/Dartmouth College

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:05 am

Political scientists looking to test their hypotheses about voting behavior found a ready pool of test subjects this election: Montanans.

A hundred-thousand registered voters received a "voter guide" rating four nonpartisan state Supreme Court candidates by their liberal or conservative ideology. Voters were urged: "Take this to the polls."

Only in the fine print was this disclosure: "This guide was created as part of a joint research project at Stanford and Dartmouth."

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Politics
2:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Money Mixes Up Missouri Circuit-Court Race

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

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And now another story of big, political money coming to small-town America. In Cole County, Missouri, a circuit court judge is fighting to stay on the bench. Her challenger was underfunded until he got some outside help. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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It's All Politics
2:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

A ballot measure in Maine over bear-baiting has drawn ads from both sides of the debate, including this one from the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council, which opposes the measure.
Maine Wildlife Conservation Council YouTube

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

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The Two-Way
8:33 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

Ford Brothers Lose Toronto Mayor Race, Hold On To Council Seat

John Tory speaks to supporters Monday night after being elected as mayor in Toronto.
Aaron Harris Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:39 am

Unofficial results Monday night showed the next mayor of Toronto would be John Tory, who topped fellow Progressive Conservative Doug Ford in a race that was upended earlier this year when Ford's scandal-ridden brother, incumbent mayor Rob Ford, left the race after being diagnosed with cancer.

After that announcement, Doug Ford stepped up to run for mayor in his brother's place, while Rob Ford ran for his brother's council seat. He kept that council seat on Monday night, winning 59 percent of the vote for the position his family has held since the ward was created in 2000.

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Race
9:13 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Navajo Nation Changes Language Law

Supporters of Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene gather outside an administrative court in Window Rock, Ariz. Questions about his fluency in the Navajo language have dogged his campaign.
Felicia Fonseca AP

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 12:30 pm

In the space of a few months, the quest for one candidate to become the next Navajo Nation president has become intertwined with the changing culture of Indian Country. It has turned into what could be described as a political thriller with a distinctly Navajo hue.

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Politics
2:36 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Candidates Make Final Arguments In Battle For Control Of Senate

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 5:32 am

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Politics
2:36 am
Mon October 27, 2014

After Sunday Service, Georgia Churches Get Souls To The Polls

Martha Frazier rides a bus to vote in Miami in 2012. This year, Georgia churches are running similar "Souls to the Polls" programs, busing worshipers to early voting locations after Sunday service.
J Pat Carter AP

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 12:06 pm

At The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, about 700 congregants jam the pews every Sunday morning at 10:30. The church is near the edge of DeKalb County, and it's helping lead a "Souls to the Polls" drive.

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is running an extremely tight race for Senate against Republican David Perdue, and the difference between victory and defeat could ride on the African-American vote. The push is on to get voters to turn out early — especially at black churches.

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Politics
2:36 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Parties Compete To Build The Best Voter-Turnout Machine

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 5:32 am

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8:22 am
Sun October 26, 2014

Opposition Researchers, Stirring Up Daily Brushfires

Originally published on Sun October 26, 2014 2:38 pm

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It's All Politics
11:57 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost argues about gun legislation in 2013. Bost's angry rants have become a campaign issue in his race against Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart for Enyart's U.S. House seat.
Seth Perlman AP

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 9:43 am

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Politics
5:52 am
Sat October 25, 2014

Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 4:39 pm

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This Week's Must Read
4:31 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

In less than two weeks, Americans will go to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. At least, some of them will — about 40% of eligible voters, if past elections are any indication. This year's races have already made stars — some rising, some falling — out of Americans hoping to represent their states and districts.

Some, like Kansas Senate hopeful Greg Orman and Georgia governor candidate Jason Carter, may pull off surprising victories. Others, like Wendy Davis in the Texas governor race have seen their once bright lights fade.

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Politics
2:33 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

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2:33 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud'

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 4:59 pm

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2:33 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP

Darius Foster says he wants to challenge racial and political expectations. "With me, unfortunately, everything is black Republican. Not Darius did this, but the black Republican did that."
Debbie Elliott NPR

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 6:34 pm

Republicans are trying to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South, who have voted overwhelmingly Democrat since the civil rights era. In Alabama, the GOP is fielding more black candidates this cycle than ever before. One of them is Darius Foster, who gained national attention with this viral video challenging racial and political expectations:

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Remembrances
2:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 5:03 am

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2:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Rep. John Barrow speaks at First African Baptist Church in Dublin, Ga. Barrow needs African-Americans to turn out on Election Day, but they're not enough to put him over the top.
Sarah McCammon NPR

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 12:25 pm

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2:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 5:03 am

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2:53 am
Fri October 24, 2014

With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 11:38 am

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12:23 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, updates the media about Kennedy's condition after being shot in June 1968. Mankiewicz died Thursday at the age of 90.
AP

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 11:50 am

Updated at 11:15 a.m. ET

Frank Mankiewicz, a longtime Washington insider who as press secretary to Robert Kennedy in 1968 announced the senator's death by an assassin's bullet and who later served as the head of NPR, has died at age 90.

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It's All Politics
4:27 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Meet The Hero Dogs Of The Secret Service

Jordan, one of the dogs being hailed as a hero for attacking a White House fence-jumper Wednesday night.
Courtesy of the Secret Service

Hurricane "enjoys playing with his Kong toy." Jordan is partial to walks around the White House. Both have brown eyes and, according to tweets from the Secret Service, are "ready to work." Meet the hero dogs, who helped take down the latest man to jump the fence at the White House.

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Politics
2:49 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 3:50 pm

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1:24 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Lacey Williams (from left), Mary Espinosa, Jaime Villegas, Armando Cruz Martinez and Elisa Benitez talk inside the offices of the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, N.C. According to a 2011 Pew Hispanic report, the median age of Latinos in North Carolina is 24.
Andy McMillan for NPR

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 10:22 am

Ahead of the midterm elections, Michel Martin is visiting Charlotte, N.C., to learn more about Latino voters' growing influence in the state. Join Michel for a Facebook chat from 4:30-5 p.m. ET today as she answers questions and shares more on her reporting.

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