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Another Convention, This For Political Cartoonists

NPR's Brent Baughman takes a visit to the annual Association of American Editorial Cartoonists' Convention in Washington D.C. and has this amusing postcard.

Could SuperPACS Shift Strategy To Congress?

This past week was a challenging one for the Mitt Romney campaign. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks to Noam Shieber of The New Republic about whether pro-GOP superPACs could eventually throw more support behind House and Senate candidates in order to hedge against a Romney loss. But Jonathan Collegio, communications rirector for American Crossroads — one of the largest GOP PACs — says his group is far from that eventuality.

Activists Make Push To Get IDs To Pa. Voters

Earlier this summer, Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court upheld the state's polarizing voter identification law. With Election Day nearing, the state's Supreme Court is considering a challenge to that decision. But voting rights activists are taking no chances, and are now trying to put a million photo ID cards in the hands of residents.
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Congress Tackles To-Do List After Conventions

Congress is back in session after a summer break, but it won't be long before they head out of Washington once again.


Rabbi Shmuley Wants To Bring Shalom To The House

Until a few weeks ago, no one took Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's campaign for Congress seriously — not even the Republican National Committee. But then a superPAC created to support Shmuely received $500,000 from billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Now, the RNC believes the ultra-orthodox rabbi might have a shot.

Don't Allow Iran's Nuclear 'Touchdown,' Netanyahu Warns

The Israeli prime minister, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, said Iran's nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards." He also denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.
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Congress Divided Over Future Of Clean Energy

The U.S. House voted to end a Department of Energy program that helps fund clean energy firms.