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Republican And Democrat Make Headlines For 'Nicest' Election Race

The two have agreed not to mess with each other's yard signs. "This office is bigger than us," one candidate for a county sheriff's post in northern Kentucky says.

Revelations From Governor's Fiancee Show Flair For Scandal In Oregon

On Thursday, Oregon's first lady, Cylvia Hayes, admitted to receiving $5,000 to marry a man who wanted a green card. NPR's Scott Simon talks to political editor Charlie Mahtesian about the scandal.

Author: Supreme Court Usurped Congress On Voting Rights

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Darryl Pinckney about his essay "Blackballed," a personal and historical reflection on the struggle of black Americans for the right to vote.
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The Politics Hour - Oct. 17, 2014

Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia

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Maryland Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate

Kojo hosts Maryland's major lieutenant gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Ken Ulman and Republican Boyd Rutherford, for a debate in WAMU 88.5's studio

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Questions Swirl Around North Korea

Questions about North Korea's leadership and their intentions always swirl, but have been amplified and multiplied of late. Leader Kim Jong Un hasn't been seen in public for over a month, American detainees have been spotlighted, and North and South Korea exchanged fire days after delegations from the two nations met. We sort through the rumors and consider if what we know might signal major change on the horizon.

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In Home Stretch, Maryland's Race For Governor Tightens

Kojo chats with Andy Green, the opinion editor at The Baltimore Sun, about Maryland's race for governor.

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Supreme Court Update

The Supreme Court is considering a number of hot-button issues, signaling what might lie ahead for same-sex marriage, voter ID laws and election districts.


Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws In Texas, Wisconsin

The Supreme Court blocked a measure in Wisconsin requiring voters to show photo identification before casting ballots and a federal judge in Texas ruled that state's ID law was discriminatory.

A Surprise Senate Battleground: South Dakota

Democrats and pro-campaign-finance reform Mayday PAC are promising to spend $1 million each to defeat former GOP Gov. Mike Rounds.