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Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

Saturday, October 25, 2014

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.

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Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: On Ebola, Christie and Cuomo Seize Command, as de Blasio Urges Calm

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Ebola has arrived in this region, and it presents a test for three area executives: Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The New Age of National Security, Nixon's 'Paranoia,' and a Folk Singer's Slow Fade

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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All Things Considered

For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

Friday, October 24, 2014

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

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The Takeaway

ISIS: More Manson Family Than Religious Movement

Friday, October 24, 2014

Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Hofstra, argues that extremism appeals to those with mental illness because of their perceived lack of control in their own lives.

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All Things Considered

New York Ebola Case Raises Questions About U.S. Readiness

Friday, October 24, 2014

The first case of Ebola in New York City is raising new questions about U.S. readiness and response to the disease.

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All Things Considered

For Republicans, Midterms About Getting Country 'Out Of The Mud'

Friday, October 24, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus ahead of the midterm elections.

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All Things Considered

Alabama's Darius Foster Wants To Bring Back 'Fight For The People' GOP

Friday, October 24, 2014

In Alabama, the GOP is fielding a record number of black candidates this year, including Foster. It's part of a a Republican effort to make inroads with African-Americans in the Deep South.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Day Edward Snowden First Called Laura Poitras

Friday, October 24, 2014

The documentary filmmaker recounts what happened when she received messages from someone calling himself "citizen four." He turned out to be whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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On The Media

A Modest Election Finance Reform Proposal (That Might Actually Work)

Friday, October 24, 2014

"Dark money," political donations that cannot be traced to any person or organization, is buying an avalanche of ads in states with big mid-term elections this year. 

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

President Obama’s Judicial Legacy

Friday, October 24, 2014

President Obama “has achieved a level of diversity in the federal courts that is very much unprecedented in the history of United States courts,” says the New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin, who wrote about Obama’s judicial legacy in the current issue of the magazine. Toobin joins Amelia Lester on the Political Scene podcast to discuss how Obama has reshaped the federal judiciary and the major cases currently pending before the Supreme Court. Their conversation covers the President’s philosophy on selecting appointees, his cautious approach to same-sex marriage and affirmative action, the new restrictions on voting rights, and the question of when and whether Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“the Notorious R.B.G.”—will retire.

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: Mapping the Midterm Elections

Friday, October 24, 2014

Next week, Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich will be traveling through the south—he's hoping to find out how folks are feeling just days ahead of the midterm elections.

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The Takeaway

New Series Shows a 'Twisted' & 'Paranoid' Nixon

Friday, October 24, 2014

In his new web series, "Nixon's the One," Harry Shearer transforms into President Nixon, reenacting bizarre moments from the president's White House tapes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

25 Years in 25 Days (2008): Yes We Can

Friday, October 24, 2014

Donna Brazile, Democratic political strategist, adjunct professor, author and columnist, reflects on President Obama's historic election in 2008.

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Morning Edition

Journalist And Political Aide Frank Mankiewicz Dies At 90

Friday, October 24, 2014

Frank Mankiewicz, press secretary to Robert Kennedy and presidential campaign manager for George McGovern, died Thursday night in Washington, D.C. The journalist and former president of NPR was 90.

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Morning Edition

Blue State With Independent Twist: Maine's 3-Way Race For Governor

Friday, October 24, 2014

Maine's Tea Party-backed Gov. Paul LePage won office four years ago when an independent candidate and a Democrat divided the remaining vote. That strong division is shaping up again.

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Morning Edition

With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Friday, October 24, 2014

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.

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Morning Edition

Courting Republicans, Georgia Democrat Tries To Keep His Seat

Friday, October 24, 2014

As the last white Democrat in Congress from the Deep South, Rep. John Barrow is a perennial target. So far, he's managed to stay in office by portraying himself as an independent voice.

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Frank Mankiewicz, Aide Who Announced Robert Kennedy's Death, Dies

Friday, October 24, 2014

The journalist, political aide and author was Kennedy's press secretary when he died in 1968. Mankiewicz also ran Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. He died Thursday night at the age of 90.

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