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Analysis: Can Republicans Become As Tech-Savvy As Democrats?

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As Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe campaigned for office, he employed some of the same digital tools President Obama used during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. And overall, Democrats have had an edge when it comes to using technology and voter data on the campaign trail. But, according to Editor-in-chief of National Journal’s Hotline Steven Shepard, Republicans may soon catch up. The Republican National Committee has introduced its own tech start up called ParaBellum labs. He talks with WAMU host Matt Bush about how these digital techniques might play into upcoming elections.
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It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Who Should Pay To Keep The Internet's Locks Secure?

Fortune 1000 companies rely on the open source software OpenSSL for their core business. Two-thirds of websites use it. But no one pays for it and it's never had a complete security audit.

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