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Super Bowl Ads Past And Present: How Do They Stack Up?

Analysts say the Super Bowl ads this year are funnier and more star-studded than in the past.
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Do Political TV Ads Still Work?

TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?
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An Ode To The Also-Rans In American Politics

Scott Simon ponders the people behind the names on buttons and bumper stickers and other political ephemera. Though they may not have been winners, he's inspired by their determination to try.
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This Week In Sports: Super Bowl Talk

Scott Simon previews Super Bowl 50 with NPR's Tom Goldman.
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Times Have Changed; What Should We Call 'Old People' ?

NPR's Ina Jaffe talks with Scott Simon about the struggle to find the right words to describe older people. Longevity and lifestyles have changed and the language hasn't kept up.
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U.S. To Amp Up NATO Presence Against Russia

The Obama administration is planning to sharply increase spending on U.S. forces in Europe to train near NATO's eastern edge. Russia's neighbors are pleased.
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Adnan Syed Hearing Wrap-up

An update on convicted murderer Adnan Syed, whose case profiled in the "Serial" podcast. He is seeking a new trial.
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After Cruz Win, How Important Is Candidate Stance On Ethanol?

Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?
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Former New Hampshire Governor Talks Primary Candidates

Scott Simon talks New Hampshire politics with John Sununu, former governor and White House chief of staff.
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GOP Front-Runners Gear Up For New Hampshire Primary

NPR's Ron Elving gives Scott Simon a preview of Saturday night's GOP debate and an analysis of the presidential race.

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