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Big-Spending Democrat Faces Off With Koch Brothers In Campaign Ads

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Climate change activist Tom Steyer has become the single biggest supporter of Democrats this election. New FEC filings show he gave his NextGen Climate Action superPAC another $15 million. In ads, NextGen is tying candidates in six Senate races to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.

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WNYC News

Why Won’t Morris Park Vote Already?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Some reasons why a five-block election district in the northeast Bronx has one of the highest rates of registered non-voters in the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Voting; Debates; and Mad Men’s Matthew Weiner

Thursday, October 23, 2014

“Mad Men's” Matthew Weiner; “Planet Money’s” Adam Davidson; WNYC’s election project continues with canvassing and robocalls; and a recap of last night’s gubernatorial debate.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Debate Recap

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jimmy Vielkind, Albany bureau chief for Capital New York,and NY State Public Radio's Karen DeWitt recap Wednesday's gubernatorial debate in Buffalo.

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Another Man Jumps White House Fence, But Is Stopped On The Lawn

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A month after a man armed with a knife leapt the White House fence and got deep into the first floor of the building, another man made a run across the North Lawn Wednesday night.

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Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record. That's not exactly rare, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first justice to call the public's attention to her own mistake.

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All Things Considered

Want Your Absentee Vote To Count? Don't Make These Mistakes

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

About 1 in 5 voters now mails in his ballot. But many ballots are rejected because they arrive late, the voter forgets to sign the form or the signature does not match the one on record.

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Soundcheck

'The Death Of Klinghoffer' Spurs Protests

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera's production of John Adams' "The Death of Klinghoffer" incited angry protesters and mid-show interruptions on Monday night. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Running A Political Campaign Isn't Easy (Shocker)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Knock the right way. Don't be too funny. Help voters visualize election day. Here's what we learned about getting out the vote -- and how we're putting it to work.
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Soldier Killed, Suspect Dead In Shooting Near Canadian Parliament

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A gunman opened fire near Ottawa's National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. Shots also were fired on Parliament Hill. Two people are dead and police say they are looking for one or more suspect.

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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

Remembering The Legendary Ben Bradlee

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

No other man quite embodied the power of the press. He was an individual who faced down presidents, who trusted reporters by instinct—instincts that could fail him but rarely did.

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Morning Edition

Concern Over New-Voter Registration In Georgia Ahead Of Election

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Weeks before the November election, a Georgia lawsuit claims more than 40,000 voter registration applications — mainly from black, Latino and Asian-American voters — are missing.

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Morning Edition

Obama Sits Out Campaigning As Fill-Ins Stump For Democrats

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With President Obama's popularity suffering, other big-name Democrats are trying to give candidates a boost. Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Don Gonyea about what they're telling voters.

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Morning Edition

The 2014 Campaign Ads That You Just Can't Stop Replaying

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

States that could determine which party controls the Senate next year have been barraged for months with campaign ads. For better or for worse, here are some of the most noteworthy.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Skewed Justice, Jason Schwartzman Improvising, and Following Ebola Money

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Takeaway explores a new report on judicial decisions & elections, Jason Schwartzman stops by to improvise, and we examine an Oxford study that shows that the world isn't all bad.

All Things Considered

Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."

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All Things Considered

Obama Has To Balance His Base Without Hurting Dems In Red States

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

If Democrats have a chance of hanging onto Senate seats in southern states, they need to do well with African American voters. But for President Obama, that creates a difficult balance between turning out the base and energizing GOP voters who don't like him.

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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

How Nigeria Became 'Ebola Free'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The World Health Organization said on Monday that Nigeria is now "Ebola free" after 42 days with no new cases. Excellent detective work helped Nigeria fight the disease.

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