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Adam Wollner

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Charles Rangel, Longtime Harlem Congressman, To Seek Re-Election

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Amid widespread speculation that he would retire, the third-longest-serving member of Congress said he will seek a 23rd term next year.

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What Santa Gave Your Senator This Year

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In a year that featured divisive fights over the budget, health care and presidential nominations, 65 members of the U.S. Senate took a break from partisan bickering Tuesday night to participate in a Secret Santa gift exchange.

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Red State Retirement Takes Democratic House Seat Out Of Play

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Rep. Jim Matheson of Utah was facing a tough re-election fight in his heavily conservative district. In 2012, he barely won, defeating Republican Mia Love by fewer than 800 votes.

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Another Partisan Divide: Mitt Romney's Looks

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A new study suggests that individual political biases might have caused 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to literally look different to Republicans than Democrats.

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Conservative Firebrand Challenges Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The No. 2 Republican in the Senate is the latest GOP incumbent to receive a challenge from the right. In a surprise move, Rep. Steve Stockman, who has a knack for stirring controversy, entered the 2014 Senate race Monday just before the state's filing deadline.

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The Secret's Out: Obama Acknowledges Existence Of Area 51

Monday, December 09, 2013

Conspiracy theorists have been obsessed with the secret Nevada military base for decades, claming that the U.S. government is holding aliens and crashed UFOs there.

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Sen. Thad Cochran To Seek Re-Election In Mississippi

Friday, December 06, 2013

The Mississippi senator, who turns 76 Saturday, ended speculation that he would retire and instead set up the prospect of another bruising GOP primary in 2014.

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Poll: Support For Obama Among Young Americans Eroding

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

A new survey finds that just 41 percent of adults ages 18-29 approve of Obama's job performance, his lowest-ever standing among the group. A majority of millennials also disapprove of the Affordable Care Act and the way Obama is handling a host of other key issues.

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5 Most Memorable Political Ads Of 2013

Sunday, December 01, 2013

It may have been an election off-year, but that didn't stifle the creativity of political ad-makers in 2013. From "Creepy Uncle Sam" to screaming donkeys, there were plenty of eye-catching spots on the airwaves — or YouTube — this year.

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Long-Shot Candidates Look To Keep Hope Alive For 2016

Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.

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Thanksgiving: A Very Brief Political History

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Of all the things Americans traditionally associate with Thanksgiving — turkey, family, football — politics doesn't rate high on the list. But on occasion the national holiday has intersected with the political world and generated some stories to remember.

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A Week Later, Still Too Close To Call In Virginia

Monday, November 11, 2013

It's about as close as it gets in Virginia's election for attorney general — just 17 votes separate Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain and Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring out of more than 2.2 million cast.

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California Congressman Wakes Up To Tough Re-Election Fight

Friday, November 08, 2013

California Rep. Mike Honda appears to have been caught dozing off twice in public recently. The optics could prove problematic for the veteran congressman, who is facing the toughest fight of his political career from a much younger challenger.

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All In The Family: Jimmy Carter's Grandson Runs For Governor

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Jason Carter, the grandson of the 39th president, launched his campaign for Georgia's top job Thursday. He joins a handful of other relatives of past presidents and vice presidents who will be on ballots around the country in 2014.

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Joe Biden, Congratulator In Chief

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Politicians often call members of their own party to congratulate them on a successful campaign. But Biden seems to relish the opportunity, personally reaching out to 10 winning candidates in state and local races around the country Tuesday night.

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Election Results From Around The Public Radio Dial

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Governors, legislators and mayors were elected across the map on Tuesday. Voters also cast ballots on measures regarding taxes, marijuana, genetically modified food and even secession.

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On The Ballot Tuesday: Marijuana, Gambling, GMOs And More

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

There's plenty of action to be found on statewide ballots this election season. Colorado voters must decide whether to raise income taxes to provide more funding for public schools, and how much to tax marijuana sales. In Washington state, a fight over labeling genetically modified foods is drenched in cash.

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Bloomberg's New Colorado Play: $1 Million For Tax Measure

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Less than two months after playing a starring role in two recall elections in Colorado, Michael Bloomberg has contributed $1 million to another campaign in the state. He's backing a ballot measure that would increase income taxes to provide funds for a new public school financing system.

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Long Shot Could Play Spoiler Role In Kentucky Senate Race

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

If Democrat turned independent Ed Marksberry is able to capture even a small percentage of the anti-Mitch McConnell vote, that could spell trouble in a red state where Democrats have little room for error.

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Public Support For Marijuana Legalization Hits Record High

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The tide of public opinion appears to be rapidly turning in favor of legalization. In November 2012, Gallup found that 48 percent of Americans favored marijuana legalization. Now that figure is at 58 percent.

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