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

6 hours 40 min ago

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.

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In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils

6 hours 40 min ago

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.

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Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause

6 hours 41 min ago

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.

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Kennedy: Are We Ready For Big Tobacco-Style Marketing For Marijuana?

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:27pm

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.

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The Devastating History of Midterm Elections

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:45pm

Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.

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The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:51pm

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.

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Obamas Head To Connecticut As Tight Governor's Race Nears Close

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:40pm

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 about the race.

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The Campaign That Seems More Crime Drama Than Congressional Race

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:35pm

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.

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Thomas Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:17pm

Described as a hard-nosed, old-school pragmatist, he was diagnosed with cancer shortly after leaving office in January.

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Tunisia's Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:09am

The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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What Women's Votes Could Mean For The Midterms

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

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.

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Keep On Drillin'? Santa Barbara Prepares To Vote On Oil Future

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:46am

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.

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Evangelicals Mobilize Voters, But GOP Candidates Less Vocally Supportive

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:12am

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 Family Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:25pm

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.

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What Can $3.7 Billion Buy? How About 2,969,370 Campaign Ads

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:38pm

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

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper's 'Independent Sheen' Has Faded

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

With less than a week to go before Election Day, the governor's race in Colorado remains tight between Democrat incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Rep. Bob Beauprez. Melissa Block talks to Denver Post political reporter John Frank about the race.

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Stagnant Wages Could Drive Voters At The Polls Next Week

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:30pm

Voters say the economy is uppermost on their minds this election season. But are the candidates speaking to Americans' pocketbook concerns?

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McConnell Concedes GOP Senate Will Not Mean Obamacare Repeal

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:02pm

The GOP majority leader-in-waiting tempers expectations about what a Republican-controlled Congress can realistically accomplish with President Obama in the White House.

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With New Campaign Finance Rules, You Can't Really Follow The Money

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:39pm

Campaign finance rules allow some groups to not disclose their donors. The New York Times' Nick Confessore says there could be "influence peddling ... because we can't see the money changing hands."

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Wisconsin Democratic Candidate Welcomes Obama When Others Won't

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama is campaigning only where he can help — not hurt — Democratic candidates. That isn't very many places. But it does include some governor's races, like in Wisconsin.

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