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In Nevada's Governor's Race, Hispanic Candidates Try To Woo Voters

October 14, 2014 - 5:07pm

The state's first Hispanic governor, Brian Sandoval, has become popular and is expected to easily win reelection. But Democrats there now have a rising star: a young Latina politician, Lucy Flores.

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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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