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Safe Routes To School Program In Jeopardy

Federal funding is in jeopardy for a local program that provides safe trails for children on their way to school.


Presidential Race Takes Libertarian Tilt In Nev.

The Libertarian Party held its convention in Las Vegas over the weekend, choosing a presidential and vice-presidential nominee. NPR's David Welna reports that it came as no surprise that the Libertarian Party put Gary Johnson at the top of its ticket.

Warren-Brown Pledge Keeps Attack Ads At Bay

It was no surprise when outside groups started launching attack ads in the high stakes U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts between Republican incumbent Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren. But an unlikely pact between the candidates to halt those attack ads is working — at least for now.

President Obama Officially Kicks Off Campaign

President Obama held a pair of campaign rallies today, his first big public events of the 2012 election. He targeted two key battleground states: Ohio and Virginia. NPR's Scott Horsley is traveling with the president and joins weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz to talk about the events.

Outside Spending May Oust Indiana Statesman

Considered by many to be an Indiana institution, Sen. Dick Lugar is fighting for his political life against a fellow Republican with Tea Party backing. In some ways this primary race has become a proxy war for outside groups trying to exert their influence and, as a result, spending is off the charts.

The Race Is On: Obama Heads To Battleground States

President Obama formally kicks off his campaign Saturday with a pair of rallies: one in Richmond, Va., and one in Columbus, Ohio. NPR's Scott Horsley joins host Scott Simon to talk about the day.

Testimony In John Edwards' Trial Gets Personal

Prosecution witnesses delivered dramatic testimony this week in the federal trial of former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards. Jeff Tiberii of member station WUNC reports.

Group Aiming To Bypass Party Politics Hits Bumps

Americans Elect is trying to run the first online primary to choose a presidential ticket, and get it on the ballot in all 50 states. But the group is having trouble attracting big-name candidates and refuses to name its financial backers.