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  • For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property

    31 October 2014, 4:57 am by: Steve Inskeep

    Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.
  • In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

    31 October 2014, 4:57 am by: Steve Inskeep

    One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.
  • Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

    31 October 2014, 4:57 am by: Pam Fessler

    Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.
  • Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

    30 October 2014, 10:27 pm by: Patrick J. Kennedy

    Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy warns that if marijuana is legalized — there are votes Tuesday in Oregon, Alaska and D.C. — kids will be the ones to take the hit.
  • The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections

    30 October 2014, 6:45 pm by: Don Gonyea

    Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.
  • The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

    30 October 2014, 5:51 pm by: Greg Allen

    Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.
  • Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close

    30 October 2014, 4:40 pm

    Incumbent Dannel Malloy and Republican rival Tom Foley are neck and neck; the race is so close that both the president and first lady will visit the state in the next few days. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Hartford Courant political reporter Daniela Altimari…
  • The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

    30 October 2014, 4:35 pm by: Joel Rose

    When he was an undercover FBI agent, Michael Grimm adopted the persona of "Mikey Suits" to catch alleged mobsters. Now a congressman from Staten Island, Grimm is the target of tax evasion charges.
  • Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

    30 October 2014, 1:17 pm by: Scott Neuman

    Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.
  • Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

    30 October 2014, 7:09 am by: Scott Neuman

    The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.
  • Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

    30 October 2014, 4:46 am

    Republican candidates haven't been emphasizing their message to religious conservatives this year. But polls suggest evangelical Christians could be their most important block of voters come Election Day. David Greene talks to Pastor Bill Tvedt of the Jubilee…
  • Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

    30 October 2014, 4:46 am by: Kirk Siegler

    Measure P in California's Santa Barbara County asks voters to ban controversial oil and gas drilling methods such as hydraulic fracturing. To date, the oil industry has spent $7 million to defeat it.
  • What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

    30 October 2014, 4:46 am by: Mara Liasson

    In presidential elections, Democrats have been on the winning end of the gender gap — but that hasn't been true in midterms. Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about women in this election.
  • Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

    29 October 2014, 10:25 pm by: Nathan Siegel

    While the United States has the most total foreign-born residents, they make up a higher percentage of the population in most European countries and some Gulf states, as well as Canada and Australia.
  • What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

    29 October 2014, 5:38 pm by: Peter Overby

    Outside groups, and especially secret donor groups, are accounting for more of the spending than ever before

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