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Massachusetts Governor's Race In A Dead Heat

September 29, 2014 - 4:13pm

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

September 29, 2014 - 3:30am

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

September 29, 2014 - 3:30am

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

September 29, 2014 - 2:46am

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

September 28, 2014 - 10:12am

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

September 28, 2014 - 7:35am

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

September 27, 2014 - 5:16pm

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

September 27, 2014 - 2:48pm

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

September 27, 2014 - 2:37pm

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 Big Game In Town

September 27, 2014 - 9:04am

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?

September 27, 2014 - 9:04am

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

September 27, 2014 - 9:04am

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

September 27, 2014 - 9:04am

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

September 27, 2014 - 2:50am

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

September 26, 2014 - 4:11pm

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

September 26, 2014 - 12:11pm

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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U.K. Approves Joining Anti-ISIS Airstrikes In Iraq

September 26, 2014 - 7:38am

The parliamentary vote comes after Prime Minister David Cameron urged MPs to authorize participation, saying the self-declared Islamic State poses a "clear and proven" danger to his country.

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Navajo Court May Disqualify Presidential Candidate Over Language Credential

September 26, 2014 - 5:22am

Candidates are required to speak Navajo fluently. But one of the two candidates who won the primary doesn't. He says he's a product of cultural destruction.

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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

September 26, 2014 - 3:32am

The 87-year-old Louisiana Democrat, famous for his charm, his philandering and his shaky ethical standards, is out of federal prison — and making a bid for Congress in a heavily Republican district.

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Despite A Bumpy Tenure, Holder Had A Broad Impact

September 26, 2014 - 3:31am

Between clashes with Congress on Operation Fast and Furious and U.S.-based trials for Sept. 11 suspects, the attorney general advanced civil rights priorities and reached several landmark settlements.

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