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  • Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

    25 October 2014, 7:50 am

    Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.
  • For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

    24 October 2014, 6:00 pm by: Michael Schaub

    The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.
  • New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

    24 October 2014, 4:33 pm by: Juana Summers

    The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.
  • Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP

    24 October 2014, 4:33 pm by: Debbie Elliott

    In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year, including Foster. It's part of a a Republican effort to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South.
  • For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud'

    24 October 2014, 4:33 pm

    Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections.
  • Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

    24 October 2014, 4:53 am by: David Folkenflik

    Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.
  • Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

    24 October 2014, 4:53 am by: Sarah McCammon

    As the last white Democrat in Congress from the Deep South, Rep. John Barrow is a perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.
  • With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

    24 October 2014, 4:53 am by: Don Gonyea

    Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.
  • Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

    24 October 2014, 4:53 am by: Brian Naylor

    Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.
  • Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

    24 October 2014, 2:23 am by: Scott Neuman

    The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.
  • Democrats Remain Optimistic About Senate, Gubernatorial Races

    23 October 2014, 4:49 pm

    Robert Siegel talks with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz ahead of the midterm elections.
  • In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

    23 October 2014, 3:05 pm by: Michel Martin

    Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.
  • Outside Group Sends Blunt Message In N.C. Senate Race

    23 October 2014, 7:03 am by: S.V. Date

    The Koch Brothers-backed American Future Fund is running online ads supporting Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh, who backs marijuana legalization. The slogan? "More weed, less war."
  • Democratic Climate Activist Is Election's Biggest Donor — That We Know Of

    23 October 2014, 4:47 am by: Peter Overby

    Activist Tom Steyer has spent an astonishing $58 million this election cycle. He says he wants leaders in Washington who will take climate change seriously.
  • Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

    22 October 2014, 8:22 pm by: Chris Hopkins

    A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

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