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Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

6 hours 13 min ago

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.

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Georgia Democrat Seeks Republican Votes To Keep His Seat

6 hours 14 min ago

As the last white Democrat in the deep South, Congressman John Barrow is perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.

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

6 hours 14 min ago

Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.

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

6 hours 14 min ago

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

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

8 hours 44 min ago

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

October 23, 2014 - 4:49pm

Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.

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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

October 23, 2014 - 3:05pm

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.

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Outside Group Sends Blunt Message In N.C. Senate Race

October 23, 2014 - 7:03am

The Koch Brothers-backed American Future Fund is running online ads supporting Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh, who backs marijuana legalization. The slogan? "More weed, less war."

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Democratic Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of

October 23, 2014 - 4:47am

Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

October 22, 2014 - 8:22pm

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

October 22, 2014 - 6:20pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

October 22, 2014 - 6:20pm

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes

October 22, 2014 - 4:31pm

About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.

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Soldier Killed, Suspect Dead In Shooting Near Canadian Parliament

October 22, 2014 - 10:41am

A gunman opened fire near Ottawa's National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. Shots also were fired on Parliament Hill. Two people are dead and police say they are looking for one or more suspect.

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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

October 22, 2014 - 4:33am

Weeks before the November election, a Georgia lawsuit claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications — mainly from black, Latino and Asian-American voters — are missing.

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The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

October 22, 2014 - 4:33am

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

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Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

October 22, 2014 - 4:33am

With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.

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Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

October 22, 2014 - 4:33am

A Georgia lawsuit claims more than 40,000 voting applications are missing weeks before the November midterm election. Most were filled out by new black, Latino and Asian-American voters.

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Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."

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Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States

October 21, 2014 - 4:27pm

If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.

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