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Numbers Favor Republicans But Path To Senate Majority Is Still Iffy

With about 50 days to go before the elections, the battle for Senate control is still too close to call. To get a majority, Republicans need a net gain of 4 seats — 3 if the GOP wins the White House.
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D.C. Councilmember Has Had Driver's License Suspended Five Times

D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown has had his driver's license suspended five times due to traffic violations and unpaid tickets.

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Presidential Campaigns Target 'Likely' Voters

President Obama campaigns this week in Ohio, Florida and Virginia — three key states where a new poll shows him leading Republican rival Mitt Romney. An important question this election season is: Which candidate will do a better of job of getting his supporters to the polls in November?
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Romney Tries To Appeal To Hispanic Voters

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in Los Angeles, where he'll do an interview with the Spanish-speaking U.S. network Telemundo. He'll also speak to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's annual convention. Later this week, he'll be in Miami for a forum on the U.S. Spanish-language network Univision.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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