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  • Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

    1 September 2014, 4:07 pm by: Don Gonyea

    Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year, and it can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot titled "Dead Aim."
  • 151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor

    1 September 2014, 9:53 am by: S.V. Date

    Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.
  • It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

    1 September 2014, 9:21 am by: Marilyn Geewax

    An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.
  • A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

    1 September 2014, 3:15 am by: Peter Overby

    The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.
  • Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

    31 August 2014, 5:25 pm by: NPR Staff

    One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."
  • Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

    31 August 2014, 7:46 am

    Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
  • Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

    30 August 2014, 12:19 pm by: Wade Goodwyn

    The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

    29 August 2014, 10:22 pm by: Carrie Feibel

    Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
  • McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

    29 August 2014, 8:27 pm by: Dana Farrington

    There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.
  • Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

    29 August 2014, 4:42 pm by: Carrie Johnson

    The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
  • Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State

    29 August 2014, 4:07 pm

    Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
  • Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

    29 August 2014, 4:07 pm by: Greg Allen

    Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.
  • Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial

    29 August 2014, 2:46 pm by: Pam Fessler

    A federal court will hear a challenge to the controversial law next week. It's an important and closely watched voting rights case that could end up before the Supreme Court.
  • The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

    29 August 2014, 1:02 pm by: Eyder Peralta

    At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.
  • Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

    29 August 2014, 3:33 am by: NPR STAFF

    Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

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