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Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump

October 1, 2014 - 5:12pm

The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.

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Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump

October 1, 2014 - 5:12pm

The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.

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The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?

October 1, 2014 - 4:16pm

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

October 1, 2014 - 5:03am

Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.

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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

October 1, 2014 - 5:03am

Elizabeth Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed re-enforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

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Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

October 1, 2014 - 5:03am

The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.

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In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

October 1, 2014 - 4:58am

Elise Stefanik is 30 years old and running for Congress. If she wins, she would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Democrats hope filmmaker Aaron Woolf can help them hang on to the seat.

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'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid

September 30, 2014 - 1:21pm

Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates' characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart's 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.

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Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

September 30, 2014 - 7:34am

The former homeland security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.

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Secret Service Director To Face Tough Question At House Hearing

September 30, 2014 - 5:06am

Lawmakers will question Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on how a man was able to jump the White House fence, cross the lawn and get into the White House before being stopped by agents.

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In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

September 30, 2014 - 5:06am

GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is taking it slow when it comes to public events. Her opponent, Democrat Rep. Gary Peters, leads in polls, but the race is close.

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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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