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Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

Mayor Hales Signed Settlement Without Knowing The Details

OPB | July 29, 2014 3:23 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he did not know the controversial details of a legal settlement he signed with Portland Police Captain Mark Kruger.

Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative

NWNews | July 23, 2014 4:05 p.m.

An initiative that will give Oregonians the chance to vote on whether food companies should label products that contain genetically engineered...

Oregon Gubernatorial Candidates Clash In First Debate

NWNews | July 18, 2014 5:35 p.m.

Oregon's two leading candidates for governor faced each other on a debate stage for the first time Friday. Republican challenger Dennis Richardson...

'Hard Choices' Tour Put Spotlight On Clinton's Strengths, Weaknesses

NPR | Aug. 02, 2014 12:26 p.m.

HiIlary Clinton's book tour is over, and her final decision on a 2016 presidential bid is months away. The tour highlighted Clinton's strengths, weaknesses and possible presidential campaign.

House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

NPR | July 30, 2014 4:17 p.m.

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."

Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

NPR | Sept. 19, 2014 5:40 p.m.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the Democrats' Women's Leadership Forum on Friday. But as the 2014 election nears, both parties are vying for women's votes.

Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

NPR | Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

NPR | Sept. 19, 2014 12:02 p.m.

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down-the-road.

Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

NPR | Sept. 18, 2014 4:20 p.m.

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

NPR | Sept. 18, 2014 9:57 a.m.

Petro Poroshenko arrives in the U.S. to meet with the president and Congress to lobby for increased aid to his embattled government.

Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot

NPR | Sept. 18, 2014 9:14 a.m.

The Islamist rebels reportedly have captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre against civilians.

Wehby: Ex-Staffer Copied Policies

AP | Sept. 18, 2014 6:52 a.m.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Monica Wehby on Wednesday blamed a former staff member for policy positions that matched statements from other Republicans word-for-word.

Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

NPR | Sept. 18, 2014 6:17 a.m.

Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging people to register is pretty provocative.

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

NPR | Sept. 18, 2014 4:50 a.m.

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

NPR | Sept. 18, 2014 4:50 a.m.

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.

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