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Elections After Citizens United

Friday, October 31, 2014

A look at the influence of money on elections following the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling which unlocked unlimited political spending from outside interest groups.

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: The Battle for Hearts & Mines

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich has been touring the South all week. His latest dispatch comes from coal country—he explains the battle for hearts and mines in Centertown, KY.

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The Takeaway

Lobbyists Aim to Charm State Attorneys General

Thursday, October 30, 2014

More lax disclosure requirements and revolving-door restrictions have allowed lobbyists and lawyers to have more access to try to sway the opinion of state attorneys general.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US mid-term elections and their longer term repercussions

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

US mid-term elections and their longer term repercussions

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On The Media

Sanity on Ebola, Money and Midterms, & #GamerGate

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Infectious Disease Edition, "dark money" in midterm elections, and demystifying #GamerGate. 

Slate Political Gabfest

The Fake ID Edition

Friday, October 24, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and special guest David Leonhardt of the New York Times discuss the influence of billionaire political donors, debate the value of voter ID laws, and talk about the legacy of the late Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee.

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The Takeaway

Campaign Ads Sway Judicial Decisions

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A new study has found that Citizens United has had an impact not only on elections, but on judicial decisions in the courtroom.

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The Takeaway

It Could Take Another Watergate to Get Secret Money Out of Politics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Watergate scandal was more than a botched burglary—it uncovered stacks of cash flowing to the Nixon campaign from unnamed donors. 40 years later, secret money's making a comeback.

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The Takeaway

The Country's Most Expensive Senate Race

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the most expensive Senate race in the country, North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan is running to retain her Senate seat against Republican Thom Tillis.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Your Complete Guide to The 2014 Midterm Elections

Monday, October 20, 2014

All this hour The Takeaway examines what's at stake ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

The Takeaway

Ebola: The 2014 October Election Surprise

Thursday, October 16, 2014

With midterm elections less than three weeks away, the Ebola virus has emerged as an October political surprise. Politicians aren't afraid to push Ebola fears to win votes.

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PRI's The World

Scottish independence may have lost, but Britain may be changed forever

Friday, September 19, 2014

Many supporters of the "Yes" campaign were in tears after a decisive loss in Scotland's independence vote. But London had to promise a raft of new local powers to keep Scotland in the UK, and those promises may change the nature of the British union for Northern Ireland, Wales and England, too.

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WNYC News

Historic Low Turnout in Democratic Primary

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Only nine percent of voters filled out a ballot Tuesday. 

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WNYC News

Races to Watch on Primary Day

Monday, September 08, 2014

 Gotham Gazette's executive editor Ben Max talks about which races might be close.

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PRI's The World

African immigrants in Colorado are finding their political voice

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In Colorado, Africans are second only to Latin Americans among the state's immigrant populations. Until now, they've been largely absent from Colorado's politics, but new candidates and civic groups with African roots are pushing the community nearer to the political spotlight.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NYS Senate District 14

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

An introduction to two candidates running to replace NYS State Sen. Malcolm Smith in District 14, Queens: Queens' attorney Munir Avery and former City Council member Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hong Kong Rallies

Monday, August 25, 2014

New York Times reporter Michael Forsythe talks about the island's pro-democracy movement and the counter-protest held by Beijing loyalists earlier this week.

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The Takeaway

Alaska Sees Possibility of First Native Governor

Friday, August 22, 2014

Alaskan gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott could become the state's first Native American governor, and only the second in the country's history.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Why Isn't Everyone Rioting?" Edition

Friday, August 22, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and Mike Pesca. This week: The aftermath of Ferguson, a grisly provocation by ISIS, and a proposed lottery to spur voter turnout.

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PRI's The World

This Russian man got three years in prison for trying to protect a fellow protester

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's getting harder and harder to find people willing to protest against the Russian government — because the consequences of protesting can be so sever.

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