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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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Rabbi Shmuley Wants To Bring Shalom To The House

Until a few weeks ago, no one took Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's campaign for Congress seriously — not even the Republican National Committee. But then a superPAC created to support Shmuely received $500,000 from billionaire Sheldon Adelson. Now, the RNC believes the ultra-orthodox rabbi might have a shot.
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Don't Allow Iran's Nuclear 'Touchdown,' Netanyahu Warns

The Israeli prime minister, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, said Iran's nuclear program was "in the last 20 yards." He also denied he was taking sides in the U.S. presidential election.
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Congress Divided Over Future Of Clean Energy

The U.S. House voted to end a Department of Energy program that helps fund clean energy firms.
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What To Watch For In Race For Hispanic Vote

Both parties seem to agree the Latino vote will be crucial in the upcoming election. The population is growing rapidly, and Latino voters can mean the difference in several states. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Ken Rudin about the importance of this constituency.
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Presidential Debates Can Be Great Theater, But How Much Do They Matter?

This fall's presidential debates could attract the largest viewing audience of any televised campaign event. But some political scientists say the three faceoffs between President Obama and Mitt Romney (and the sole vice presidential debate) probably won't change the outcome of the election.

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