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Charles Mahtesian

National Politics Editor for Politico.com

Charles Mahtesian appears in the following:

GOP Majority Also Brings New Leadership On Key Committees

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

With every new Congress, power ebbs and flows for certain states. Some, like Michigan, will see a significant loss of congressional clout. Other states, like Texas, could see a surge of power.

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Republicans Pick Up Governor's Races In Otherwise Blue States

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Republicans stunned in several governor's races, winning in a number of reliably Democratic states.

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7 Places To Watch On Election Day

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Whether it's because of their size, demographic make-up, or the unique role they play, these places will have an outsized role in state — and possibly national — politics this year.

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3 Years After Wreck, Remains Of Final Costa Concordia Victim Are Found

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Workers at a salvage yard found remains believed to be of Russel Rebello, the last victim still missing after the cruise ship capsized in January of 2012.

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Midterm Elections: It's Now Up To The Voters

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's Election Day, and control of the Senate is on the line — as well as the large majority of governorships. Polls have shown the Republican advantage in many battleground states galvanizing.

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Candidates Make Final Arguments In Battle For Control Of Senate

Monday, October 27, 2014

With Election Day just over a week away, NPR politics editor Charlie Mahtesian and NPR congressional reporter Juana Summers join us for a look at the state of play in pivotal races across the country.

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Mapping Out The End Days Of The Midterm Campaign

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The end of August heralds the start to the final phase of the 2014 election season. As primaries wrap up and candidates ready themselves for November, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian lays out the political landscape.

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Miss. Primary Saga Rolls On, As McDaniel Refuses To Back Down

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Six weeks after the Mississippi GOP Senate primary, controversy still swirls around the outcome, as defeated challenger Chris McDaniel continues to dispute the election's results.

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Sen. Thad Cochran Beats Back Tea Party Challenge

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The 76-year-old Mississippi Republican managed to hang on after a runoff that likely represented the Tea Party's best remaining chance to knock off a Senate incumbent.

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The Majority Leader Has Lost. Long Live The Majority Leader

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shortly after Rep. Eric Cantor's surprise defeat in the Republican primary, Cantor announced his plans to step down soon from his position as House majority leader. This will leave a void in the GOP leadership, an open spot that's sure to attract plenty of interest.

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Cochran, McDaniel Neck And Neck In Mississippi Senate Primary

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Veteran GOP Sen. Thad Cochran is in danger of losing his bid for re-nomination to a seventh term against Tea Party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel.

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What To Watch In Tuesday's Elections

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

One of the biggest political questions of the year will be answered: Can Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell withstand a Tea Party challenge?

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GOP Establishment Favorite Thom Tillis Wins Senate Nod In N.C.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Three states held primary elections Tuesday — Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. It was a good night for incumbents, but not for Tea Party candidates.

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5 Things To Watch In Tuesday's Primaries

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio serve as the kickoff for an intense two-month stretch of elections. Did we mention former American Idol star Clay Aiken is on the ballot?

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Weeks Into Search Efforts, Can Other Countries Help Nigeria?

Monday, May 05, 2014

For more on the effort to rescue the abducted Nigerian girls, Melissa Block speaks with Richard Downie, the deputy director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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The Intra-Party Landscape, Seen From The Edge Of Primary Season

Monday, May 05, 2014

Three states go to the polls Tuesday, starting what will be an eight-week stretch of primaries in the U.S. For a look at the intra-party political landscape, NPR's Charlie Mahtesian has this overview.

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Bill De Blasio Sworn In As New York City Mayor

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

De Blasio, the first Democrat elected as mayor in two decades, rode the subway to his swearing in. In his inaugural speech, he promised "a new progressive direction in New York."

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Blast Rips Through Minneapolis Apartment Building

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

At least 13 victims have injuries ranging from burns to trauma suffered from jumping out windows.

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9 Elections To Watch

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

From the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Northwest, there's a colorful and compelling roster of political contests on Tuesday. Many of them have national implications, including a gubernatorial contest in New Jersey and a special congressional runoff in Alabama.

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GOP Congressman: 'Constitutional Crisis' If Obama Bucks Vote

Friday, September 06, 2013

Now that the president has consulted with Congress on military action in Syria, he must abide by its vote, says a House Foreign Affairs Committee Republican who backs limited strikes.

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