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FEC Greenlights More Convention Cash For Political Parties

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:13pm

The Federal Election Commission approved a request from the Democratic and Republican parties to replace lost public funding with more donations from individuals — up to $32,400 per person per year.

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Rules For Provisional Ballots All Over The Map

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:05am

People who don't have the right ID or who run into other problems at the polls are often told to vote a provisional ballot. But the rules governing these ballots vary and many are never counted.

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Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:03pm

Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.

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U.S. Ambassador To Liberia: Many Challenges Remain In Ebola Response

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:58pm

Melissa Block speaks with U.S. ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac about the U.S. effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. Work has been slowed by difficult conditions and a shortage of trained workers.

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The Language That Divides America: From Red And Blue To Percents

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:53pm

Nobody knows what was in the president's cup when he saluted the Marines last month, but it became known as the "latte salute." Do people still use "red" and "blue" when discussing a cultural divide?

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36 States To Elect Governors Next Month

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:04am

The midterm elections are less than a month away, and across the country, governors are in trouble. In both parties, state chief executives are facing tough re-election fights.

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Millennial Voters Are Paying Attention — So Why Don't More Vote?

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:13am

Young people showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.

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Millennial Voters Are Paying Attention – So Why Don't More Actually Vote?

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:04pm

Young voters showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.

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Voters Get Their Say On GMO Labeling In Colorado, Oregon

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:24pm

Similar measures calling for labeling genetically modified foods have failed in recent years in California and Washington.

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Despite SCOTUS Decision, Kansas Holds On To Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:20pm

On Tuesday, gay couples who applied for marriage licenses in Kansas were turned away by county officials, despite the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state on Monday.

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Why One Forecaster Doesn't Think The GOP Will Take The Senate

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:20pm

Most forecasters predict that Republicans will pick up enough seats in the midterms to control the chamber. But Sam Wang at the Princeton Election Commission predicts the Democrats will hold on.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Alaska Must Translate Election Material Into 2 Indigenous Languages

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Fridays deadline to complete the translation was set after a U.S. District judge ruled the state violated the Voting Rights Act by not providing some native speakers with materials in their language.

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Same-Sex Marriage No Longer The Political Wedge It Once Was

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:06am

Thanks to action by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now legal — or soon will be in 30 states. That includes several with hotly contested political contests this fall.

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How Justice Sotomayor Is 'Busting' The Supreme Court's Steady Rhythms

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:03am

Long time Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic's new book on Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the nation's first Latina justice.

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Did The Supreme Court Just Legalize Gay Marriage?

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:54pm

As thousands more same-sex couples marry all over the country, this legal climate change becomes a kind of fait accompli.

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White House Makes A Point To Stay Out Front On Ebola

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:26pm

The stakes are higher than usual for the Obama administration, which has been relentlessly buffeted events it can't seem to take charge of.

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Democrats Winning Big Money, GOP Winning Big Secret Money

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:29am

Democrats have the biggest spending super PAC so far in Senate Majority PAC, but that could be overshadowed by secretly funded Republican-leaning groups Crossroads GPS and Americans for Prosperity

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Ex-Agent Cites 'Progressive Down Slide' In Morale At Secret Service

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

The agency with the responsibility for protecting the president, vice president and their families rates in the bottom third in job satisfaction rankings within the federal government.

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Legal Questions Raised About U.S. Military Operation In Syria

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:58am

Congress approved arming moderate rebels in Syria to battle Islamic State militants. Experts say that might violate international law banning the use of force against duly constituted governments.

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