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Richard Hasen: "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election Meltdown"

Since the 2000 presidential election, the U.S. has witnessed a partisan war over election rules. Litigation has skyrocketed, and each election cycle brings out accusations by political partisans of voter fraud and voter suppression. Diane and her guest discuss why he thinks future election disputes will be worse than previous ones and amplified by social media.

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What Lies Ahead For America's Nuns

After the Vatican accused the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, America's largest organization of Catholic nuns, of failing to follow Church doctrine on several controversial issues, the group's president suggested they will not backing down.
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The Politics Hour

The campaign trail cuts through The Politics Hour. Tim Kaine, former Virginia governor and current Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, joins the crew in the studio.

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The Politics And Potential Of Wind Power (Rebroadcast)

The role of wind in U.S. energy policy is a hot-button issue in the presidential campaign. Diane and her guests discuss the politics of wind power, its potential to create jobs and the debate over tax incentives.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A Pennsylvania judge upheld a controversial voter ID law that will go into effect starting this Election Day. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants lined up in cities across the country to apply for deportation deferrals allowed by a new federal program. And retail sales in the U.S. rose more than forecast in July, the first gain in four months. Susan Page of USA Today, Major Garrett of National Journal and Lisa Lerer of Bloomberg News join guest host Tom Gjelten of NPR for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Ryan's District Gains Despite His Positions

Mitt Romney's running mate has staked out a reputation as a fiscal conservative, opposing the economic stimulus as well as earmarks. But when it comes to helping out his district in southern Wisconsin, Rep. Paul Ryan's principles have been flexible.
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GOP VP Nominee Drives Medicare Campaign Issue

When Republican Mitt Romney tapped House budget chairman Paul Ryan to be his vice presidential running mate, the decision forced both campaigns to focus on Medicare. The Ryan pick was a 180 degree turn from Romneys' original premise which was to focus exclusively on President Obama and the economy.
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Could Ryan Lure Younger Voters To GOP?

At 42, Paul Ryan is the nation's first vice presidential candidate from Generation X. Some college-age Republicans are thrilled to have him on the ticket, but the GOP has a tough challenge ahead if it is to pick up much of the younger vote from President Obama.

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