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Sen. Arlen Specter Dies At 82

Arlen Specter, the outspoken senator who started out Republican, switched to Democrat and stayed moderate throughout, has died, the AP reports. He was 82.
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Record Number Of Absentee Ballots Expected In Virginia

Election officials in Virginia are expecting a record number of absentee ballots this year.

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Washington's Lesser-Known Memorials

Find out why there are memorials on federal land honoring victims of communism, a Czech patriot and women who died on the Titanic.

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Montgomery County Provides Drop Box For Voters

The voter registration deadline in Maryland is next week, and election officials in Montgomery County are trying to make it easier for anyone who still hasn't registered.

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Last Minute Write-In Campaign Fails To Unseat Berlin Mayor

The battle between a small town mayor and the town's fire department continues to heat up.


It's All Politics, Oct. 12, 2012

The one and only matchup of the vice presidential candidates in a debate brought on the heat. NPR's Ron Elving and Scott Horsley hash out which jabs by the candidates caused the most sting. They also look ahead to the next presidential debate and weigh in on Big Bird's staying power.

Bachmann Faces Competitive Re-Election Bid In Minnesota

More than nine months after dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination for president, Rep. Michele Bachmann is back on the campaign trail. But this time it's in her Minnesota congressional district, where she faces an underfunded but tough Democratic opponent.

Ryan Attacks Biden On Libya Post-Debate

One day after Congressman Paul Ryan debated Vice President Joe Biden, Mitt Romney took to the campaign trail in Virginia and Ohio.