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Pizza Man Delivers Third-Party Option

October 14, 2014 - 4:27pm

Sean Haugh is making waves as a Libertarian candidate in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. He isn't the only one: Independent candidates are a factor in at least a dozen races.

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Gay Republican House Candidate Hasn't Won Fans In LGBT Community

October 14, 2014 - 4:03pm

San Diego's Carl DeMaio is expected to have a real shot at unseating the Democratic incumbent. But the LGBT community isn't embracing the historic moment.

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What's Holding Up Release Of The CIA 'Torture Report'?

October 14, 2014 - 4:03pm

The CIA, whose post-Sept. 11 interrogation techniques are said to be blasted in the report, has blacked out large parts of the unreleased summary.

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Many GOP Candidates Not Commenting On Gay Marriage Wave

October 13, 2014 - 4:45pm

Robert Siegel talks with Washington Post political correspondent, Karen Tumulty, about the role gay marriage is playing as an issue in the 2014 elections — especially for Republicans.

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Krugman: Obama More Transformative Than Clinton, Reagan

October 13, 2014 - 4:33pm

Robert Siegel talks with economist Paul Krugman about his Rolling Stone feature, "In Defense of Obama." He says Obama is one of the most consequential and successful presidents in American history.

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Florida Governor's Race: Familiar Faces, Big Money, Brutal Ads

October 13, 2014 - 3:24am

Incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott is facing off with former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist — who's now running as a Democrat. The race is close, expensive and nasty, with a deluge of attack ads.

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What's In A Name? It Could Matter If You're Writing To Your Lawmaker

October 13, 2014 - 3:19am

To test subtle biases, researchers sent state legislators identical emails about voting requirements. Some emails came from a man with a "Latino" name, and others from an "Anglo" name.

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In Northern Virginia, Candidates See Opportunity In Asian Vote

October 12, 2014 - 6:11am

Democrats and Republicans are both trying to lure the votes of Asian Americans, the country's fastest growing racial group.

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Grandpa Jimmy Carter Casts A Shadow Over Ga. Governor's Race

October 11, 2014 - 4:58pm

Jason Carter has his eye on the governor's mansion. If he wants to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, he has to be careful how he uses that legacy.

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Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

October 11, 2014 - 11:59am

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

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A Republican Battles To Keep His Job In Deep-Red Kansas

October 11, 2014 - 11:46am

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a national crusader against illegal immigration, but this year some of his GOP brethren are turning against him as he struggles to win reelection.

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