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Oregonians Will Vote On GMO Labeling Initiative

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

Pew's Latest Look At Voters Finds Many Who Defy Party Labels

NPR | June 26, 2014 5:04 p.m.

"Young Outsiders" are Republican-leaning voters who don't like the GOP. Meanwhile, "Hard-Pressed Skeptics" are Democratic-leaning voters who could vote Republican in significant numbers this year.

Petitioners Say Marijuana Legalization Measure On Track For November Ballot

OPB | June 14, 2014 2:24 p.m.

Petitioners say their signature-gathering pace is on track to qualify a marijuana legalization measure for Oregon’s November ballot.

Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

NPR | July 26, 2014 7:33 a.m.

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

NPR | July 25, 2014 4:40 p.m.

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

NPR | July 25, 2014 4:40 p.m.

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

NPR | July 25, 2014 4:40 p.m.

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.

Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

NPR | July 25, 2014 4:40 p.m.

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

NPR | July 25, 2014 4:37 p.m.

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

NPR | July 25, 2014 9:28 a.m.

New York City officials approved a plan for a separate entrance for low-income residents in a luxury building. Is the decision smart economics or discrimination? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

NPR | July 25, 2014 9:28 a.m.

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

NPR | July 25, 2014 5:22 a.m.

Rep. Paul Ryan is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty, but progressives are skeptical.

Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

NPR | July 24, 2014 3:22 p.m.

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.

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