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The Takeaway

Secrets Revealed in the Race for Oregon Governor

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oregonians will vote this November on whether to send their governor back to office for an unprecedented fourth term. 

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All Things Considered

Close Iowa Senate Race Could Come Down To How Women Vote

Monday, October 20, 2014

Joni Ernst, who's an officer in the Iowa Army National Guard, presents herself as a mother, soldier, leader. But many women aren't responding to that.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting 2004: The RNC in NYC

Monday, October 20, 2014

We remember the summer of 2004, when the Republican National Convention came to New York City, with Jim Dwyer, The New York Times reporter, who covered the protests against it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting 2004: A Particularly Corrupt Year in New Jersey

Monday, October 20, 2014

Even for New Jersey, 2004 was a particularly corrupt year.  We reflect on how the scandals shaped the state of New Jersey politics.

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New Jersey News

What Has Christie Done Lately For New Jersey Republicans?

Monday, October 20, 2014

For the first time since January, Governor Chris Christie publicly campaigned for a Republican in New Jersey.

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The Takeaway

What's at Stake in the Battle for the Senate

Monday, October 20, 2014

With Republicans likely holding their majority in the House, this November's Senate races will have a big impact on judicial appointments, Obamacare expansion and the 2016 election.

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The Takeaway

Money Talks: Outside Money Floods State Races

Monday, October 20, 2014

The 2010 Citizens United ruling allowed unlimited contributions to political campaigns. Now, four years later, the amount of outside money has reached unprecedented levels.

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The Takeaway

What a GOP Senate Means for President Obama

Monday, October 20, 2014

How would a Republican-controlled Senate change President Obama's final two years in office? Three political reporters explain what you should expect from a Senate power shift.

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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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Morning Edition

Turf Shifts In Culture Wars As Support For Gay Marriage Rises

Monday, October 20, 2014

Campaigning against gay marriage used to help Republicans win elections — but now GOP candidates in tight races are backing away from mentioning social issues on the stump.

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Morning Edition

This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

Monday, October 20, 2014

This midterm cycle, more than half the ads from so-called outside groups are being paid for by secret donors. That means voters will never know who's paying tens of millions of dollars for those ads.

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Morning Edition

N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

Monday, October 20, 2014

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.

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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 Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2004): Iraq; Social Media; Corruption in NJ; and Foodies

Monday, October 20, 2014

Shake Shack owner Danny Meyer and Blue Hill chef Dan Barber talk foodie-ism. Plus: the RNC in NYC; Facebook debuts and a particularly corrupt year for New Jersey politics.

Will Ebola Impact Midterm Elections?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekend Edition Sunday's new segment, "For the Record," kicks off with politics and Ebola. NPR's Rachel Martin asks NPR's Mara Liasson and Dallas columnist J. Floyd about the politics of the disease.

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Political Campaigns From The Ad-Maker's View

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The midterms are just around the corner. NPR's Rachel Martin kicks off a special series looking behind the scenes at the people who work tirelessly on campaigns. This week: the ad-makers.

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A Candidate With Low Poll Numbers, But High Hopes

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dr. Doug Butzier was the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Iowa when he died in a small plane crash this week. NPR's Scott Simon thinks on the hopes even "lost cause" candidates inspire.

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Supreme Court Lets Texas Enforce Voter ID Law For Nov. Election

Saturday, October 18, 2014

With three justices dissenting, the high court's ruling effectively blocks a lower federal court decision declaring the law restrictive and unconstitutional.

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In Alaska Race For Governor, Democrats Try An Unusual Tactic: Dropping Out

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Alaska's Republican governor looked to have a lock on re-election, until state Democrats realized that their best tactic would be to give up — and clear the path for an independent challenger.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Is Cuomo Pandering?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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The Governor gives another reason why there's no campaign finance reform, and wants women and Latinos to know he's on their side.

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