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Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

2 hours 8 min ago

The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

4 hours 31 min ago

Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.

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What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

4 hours 31 min ago

In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.

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Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

4 hours 31 min ago

Republican candidates haven't been emphasizing their message to religious conservatives this year. But polls suggest evangelical Christians could be their most important block of voters come Election Day. David Greene talks to Pastor Bill Tvedt of the Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

October 29, 2014 - 10:25pm

While the United States has the most total foreign-born residents, they make up a higher percentage of the population in most European countries and some Gulf states, as well as Canada and Australia.

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What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

October 29, 2014 - 5:38pm

Outside groups, and especially secret donor groups, are accounting for more of the spending than ever before

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Stagnant Wages Could Drive Voters At The Polls Next Week

October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

Voters say the economy is uppermost on their minds this election season. But are the candidates speaking to Americans' pocketbook concerns?

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper's 'Independent Sheen' Has Faded

October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

With less than a week to go before Election Day, the governor's race in Colorado remains tight between Democrat incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez. Melissa Block talks to Denver Post political reporter John Frank about the race.

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McConnell Concedes GOP Senate Will Not Mean Obamacare Repeal

October 29, 2014 - 4:02pm

The GOP majority leader-in-waiting tempers expectations about what a Republican-controlled Congress can realistically accomplish with President Obama in the White House.

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

October 29, 2014 - 1:39pm

Campaign finance rules allow some groups to not disclose their donors. The New York Times' Nick Confessore says there could be "influence peddling ... because we can't see the money changing hands."

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Wisconsin Democratic Candidate Welcomes Obama When Others Won't

October 29, 2014 - 5:00am

President Obama is campaigning only where he can help — not hurt — Democratic candidates. That isn't very many places. But it does include some governor's races, like in Wisconsin.

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Big GOP Names Stump For Local Candidates With Eye Toward 2016

October 29, 2014 - 5:00am

Many national figures in the Republican Party have been trying to give GOP candidates a boost in competitive races — and potentially help their own future presidential ambitions. Renee Montagne checks in with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's been keeping tabs on who's out on the trail.

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Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

October 28, 2014 - 4:38pm

If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.

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

October 28, 2014 - 4:38pm

When Gov. Sam Brownback proposed a radical tax cut for small businesses in Kansas, people cheered. Now four years later, his "real live experiment" may cost him his political career.

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

October 28, 2014 - 4:38pm

Melissa Block checks in with Craig Gilbert, political reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about the Wisconsin governor's race between Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke, a Madison school board member.

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Runoffs Could Delay Answer Of Senate Control After Election

October 28, 2014 - 4:38pm

An updated look at this year's Senate races and why we might not know who has won control of the Senate on Election Day.

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Political Scientists Find A Guinea Pig: Montana

October 28, 2014 - 10:02am

To see if it affected voter interest, researchers sent fliers to Montana voters ranking their nonpartisan Supreme Court candidates by ideology. State officials did not appreciate the experiment.

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Money Mixes Up Missouri Circuit-Court Race

October 28, 2014 - 4:39am

Money is flowing into state elections for trial judges and supreme court justices. One big player is the little-known Washington group Republican State Leadership Committee.

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

October 28, 2014 - 4:39am

A combination of candidates, a controversial ballot measure and cheap ad rates have made Portland very popular. There are even ads running for a neighboring state's U.S. Senate race.

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

October 27, 2014 - 10:33pm

Unofficial results show John Tory beat Doug Ford 40-34 for mayor, a race Rob Ford abandoned after his cancer diagnosis. The latter Ford did keep the Ward 2 council seat his family has held since 2000.

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