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Eyes Off The White House: Other Races To Watch

Republicans made historic gains in the House in 2010, and while the GOP didn't quite get to a majority in the Senate, they had great expectations for 2012. NPR's Ken Rudin joins guest host Linda Wertheimer to talk about the fight for control of Congress.

Post-Convention, Democrats Gain Momentum

Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the political conventions and their aftermath.

Obama Pitches Recovery On Florida Tour

In Florida Saturday, President Obama made his pitch about an economy on the rebound, while stressing that there is much yet to be done. NPR's Don Gonyea reports from the perpetual battleground state.

Romney Hopes To Swing Va. Back To GOP

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in Virginia Saturday. 2008 was the first time in more than 40 years that Virginia chose a Democrat for president. As NPR's Ari Shapiro reports, Romney wants to make sure this state does not grant President Obama an encore.

Chicago Teachers May Strike, Teach Political Lesson

If 25,000 teachers walk out in President Obama's home turf Monday, it could present problems for his re-election campaign. The teachers union is at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who touted his plans for change at the Democratic National Convention.

GOP Has Rare Shot At Winning House Seat In Mass.

The last time Republicans held the spot was in 1997. Richard Tisei might be their answer for taking it back. The openly gay candidate is getting a boost from a family scandal surrounding the incumbent Democrat, Rep. John Tierney.

America's Best Chefs Answer The Call To Serve Their Nation

The State Department is deploying a new, elite force onto the precarious stage of international diplomacy. More than 80 top chefs from across the nation were inducted into the first-ever American Chef Corps on Friday.

Social Issues Hold Sway Over Ohio's Black Voters

Some black voters in the Youngstown, Ohio, area are expressing reservations about President Obama this year because of his stance on some social issues that offend their religious beliefs. It's unclear, however, how many will sit home or change their votes as a result.

Is The 'Better Off' Question The Right One?

Are you better off than you were four years ago? That's the question first posed by Ronald Reagan in 1980, and one that Republicans are again using as one of their main arguments against the re-election of President Obama. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz puts the question to two economists, Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum. NPR's Don Gonyea also has the latest from the campaign trail in Florida.