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On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?

August 25, 2014 - 3:28am

A federal court will hear arguments Monday on whether Kansas and Arizona can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote. It's the first of a wave of voting law cases this fall.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

August 25, 2014 - 3:27am

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

August 24, 2014 - 4:57am

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the new U.S. Digital Service. But it's still to be seen whether the former Google engineer's team will have enough authority to make wholesale changes.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

August 23, 2014 - 10:56am

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

August 22, 2014 - 5:25pm

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

August 22, 2014 - 5:25pm

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month

August 22, 2014 - 5:16pm

It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.

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Week In Politics: James Foley And Ferguson

August 22, 2014 - 4:06pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.

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Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

August 22, 2014 - 4:56am

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law

August 22, 2014 - 12:57am

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

August 21, 2014 - 9:07pm

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

August 21, 2014 - 9:07pm

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.

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McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

August 21, 2014 - 4:10pm

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

August 20, 2014 - 3:36am

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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