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Presidential Race Takes Libertarian Tilt In Nev.

The Libertarian Party held its convention in Las Vegas over the weekend, choosing a presidential and vice-presidential nominee. NPR's David Welna reports that it came as no surprise that the Libertarian Party put Gary Johnson at the top of its ticket.

Warren-Brown Pledge Keeps Attack Ads At Bay

It was no surprise when outside groups started launching attack ads in the high stakes U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts between Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren. But an unlikely pact between the candidates to halt those attack ads is working — at least for now.

Obama: Focus On The Next 4 Years, Not The Last Ones

The president officially kicked off his re-election campaign with rallies in two pivotal states: Ohio and Virginia. He acknowledged the economic recovery still has a long way to go. Yet he argued his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, would move the country backward, not forward.

Outside Spending May Oust Indiana Statesman

Considered by many to be an Indiana institution, Sen. Dick Lugar is fighting for his political life against a fellow Republican with Tea Party backing. In some ways this primary race has become a proxy war for outside groups trying to exert their influence and, as a result, spending is off the charts.

The Race Is On: Obama Heads To Battleground States

President Obama formally kicks off his campaign Saturday with a pair of rallies: one in Richmond, Va., and one in Columbus, Ohio. NPR's Scott Horsley joins host Scott Simon to talk about the day.

Group Aiming To Bypass Party Politics Hits Bumps

Americans Elect is trying to run the first online primary to choose a presidential ticket, and get it on the ballot in all 50 states. But the group is having trouble attracting big-name candidates and refuses to name its financial backers.