Elections


Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

NPR | Sept. 01, 2014 1:36 p.m.

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year, and it can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot titled "Dead Aim."

151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor

NPR | Sept. 01, 2014 11:33 a.m.

Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.

It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

NPR | Sept. 01, 2014 6:21 a.m.

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

NPR | Sept. 01, 2014 4:55 a.m.

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

NPR | Aug. 31, 2014 6:59 p.m.

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

NPR | Aug. 31, 2014 5:01 p.m.

A new survey by Rutgers University found two out of three Americans felt no improvement in the last year. And only about one in four expect things to get better in the year to come.

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

NPR | Aug. 31, 2014 4:18 p.m.

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

NPR | Aug. 30, 2014 11:12 a.m.

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

NPR | Aug. 29, 2014 5:44 p.m.

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

NPR | Aug. 29, 2014 5:40 p.m.

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

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