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Millennial Candidates Face Challenges From Young And Older Voters

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Marilinda Garcia of New Hampshire and Democrat Jim Mowrer of Iowa about their experiences running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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U.S. Supreme Court Court Halts Wis. Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

The court told Wisconsin it may not implement its law requiring voters to present photo IDs. In Texas, a federal judge struck down that state's ID law, saying it discriminates against minority voters.

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Iowa's GOP Fires Up Its Base As Election Day Nears

October 10, 2014 - 4:53am

With the midterm elections just 25 days away, and early voting already underway in some states, the final push has begun to get the party faithful to turn out. The GOP expects to do well in November.

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Supreme Court Halts Wisconsin Voter ID Law; Texas Law Overturned

October 9, 2014 - 11:15pm

After an appeals court put Wisconsin's law back into effect, the Supreme Court put the law on hold while the justices decide whether to take the case.

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Millennials Are Blue Now, But Party Allegiance Could Be Up For Grabs

October 9, 2014 - 5:25pm

They're not the Obama-adoring college students of 2008 anymore. They're the generation hard-hit by the economy.

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Identity Politics Center Stage In California's Central Valley Campaign

October 9, 2014 - 4:14pm

The race for the 21st Congressional District seat pits two relatively young, up-and-coming politicians against one another. And the politics of identity and immigration aren't as simple as they seem.

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FEC Greenlights More Convention Cash For Political Parties

October 9, 2014 - 4:13pm

The Federal Election Commission approved a request from the Democratic and Republican parties to replace lost public funding with more donations from individuals — up to $32,400 per person per year.

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Rules For Provisional Ballots All Over The Map

October 9, 2014 - 3:05am

People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary, and many are never counted.

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Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

October 8, 2014 - 6:03pm

Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.

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U.S. Ambassador To Liberia: Many Challenges Remain In Ebola Response

October 8, 2014 - 4:58pm

Melissa Block speaks with U.S. ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac about the U.S. effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. Work has been slowed by difficult conditions and a shortage of trained workers.

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The Language That Divides America: From Red And Blue To Percents

October 8, 2014 - 3:53pm

Nobody knows what was in the president's cup when he saluted the Marines last month, but it became known as the "latte salute." Do people still use "red" and "blue" when discussing a cultural divide?

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