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Politicos Pursue Electoral Victory Through Snail Mail

Television ads and email pleas may dominate political campaigns these days, but good old-fashioned direct mail — much of it crafted here in the District — still plays a role in attempting to sway voters' choices.

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Voter Fraud Billboards Stir Controversy

Billboards declaring "Voter Fraud is a Felony" were recently taken down in some urban Ohio and Wisconsin areas. But not before civil rights groups said they could intimidate minority voters and decrease turnout. Host Michel Martin talks with WCPN reporter Brian Bull about the billboards, who paid for them, and concerns about their lasting impact.
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Sandy Raises Concerns For Nation's Infrastructure

The cleanup effort is underway after superstorm Sandy, and questions are cropping up about the country's aging infrastructure. Henry Gomez reports for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. He put his questions to President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney well before the storm hit. He speaks with host Michel Martin, as part of NPR's "Solve This" series.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Diane and guests discuss the week’s top national stories, including the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the October jobs report and the final push before Election Day.

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The Politics Hour

Our conversation with the at-large candidates for the D.C. Council continues with less than a week to Election Day.

NPR

For Obama And Romney, It's Back To The Campaign After Sandy

Both President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, will be out stumping for votes today. The race for the White House, which was just about put on hold as Superstorm Sandy bore down on the East Coast and then roared ashore, is back on with just five days to go before Election Day.
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D.C. Extends Hours For Early Voting

The District is also extending early voting hours because of Hurricane Sandy.

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