September 1, 2010 Florida's Republican primary race for governor was a divisive one, and the Democratic candidate, Alex Sink, has been using it to her advantage. Now the GOP nominee, Rick Scott, is reaching out to former foes to create a united front. But some GOP leaders, including his former opponent, have not yet come on board.
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September 1, 2010 Some dispute over language during today's trivia question on NPR's Talk of the Nation. The question: Before Lisa Murkowski, who was the last woman elected senator or governor to be defeated in the primary?
September 1, 2010 There's still another major round of primaries left in 2010, but the true political junkies have their eyes locked on November's midterm elections. And the top issues seem clear: the economy, tax cuts, Afghanistan, health care, gay marriage and immigration.
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Sept. 27, 1994: Then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich and other Republicans unveil their "Contract with America" at a Capitol Hill rally.
September 1, 2010 Democrats say Republicans are the "Party of No." Now, with the midterm elections fast approaching, GOP leaders in the House are preparing to unveil their agenda. The plan will draw comparisons to Newt Gingrich's 1994 "Contract with America" manifesto.
September 1, 2010 Still catching our breaths over the shocking result in the Alaska GOP Senate primary, we spend this week's Political Junkie segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation focusing on what are likely to be the campaign themes for November.
Addressing the nation Tuesday night.
September 1, 2010 Caught as he is in the backwash of Bush's agenda and the backlash against his own, the president wanted the country to hear a few other things he has on his mind.
August 31, 2010 In a startling turnabout of political fortune, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the odds-on favorite to win another term, has conceded defeat to her Aug. 24 primary rival, Tea Party-backed Joe Miller.
In this video image, President Obama speaks to the nation from the Oval Office about the end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq.
August 31, 2010 As he ended the combat mission in Iraq, President Obama called on the American people to put the energies once devoted there into the fighting in Afghanistan and the rebuilding of the U.S. economy. But he also foreshadowed what analysts say will be a difficult and dangerous job of training Iraqi forces to maintain their country's security.
August 31, 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has picked up some votes in the first day of counting absentees in her stunningly close primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But there may not be enough votes out there for her to win in the end.
August 31, 2010 Even though it was a calmer summer for the health debate this year, a monthly Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that support has slipped for health overhaul.
August 31, 2010 The latest ScuttleButton winner is Antony Pate of Washington, D.C., who goes on to lash out at the previous week's puzzle. Apparently, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" was more acceptable than "Heroes and Villains."
August 31, 2010 White House press secretary Robert Gibbs talks to Steve Inskeep about President Obama's address to the nation on Iraq on Tuesday night. They also discuss the economy and the outlook for Democrats in the midterm elections.
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August 31, 2010 California lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to phase out and ultimately ban plastic grocery bags statewide. But plastic industry trade groups are lobbying hard and spending thousands to defeat the ban.
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August 30, 2010 James Traficant, the former Ohio Democratic congressman who was expelled in 2002 on corruption charges, now looks like he will make the ballot in his state's 17th Congressional District as an independent.
August 30, 2010 Conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck drew a huge crowd to the National Mall for a rally on Saturday. Attendees expressed alarm over the country's direction and government spending, but politics wasn't the only focus at the rally. Beck used the event as an opportunity to challenge President Obama's religious beliefs, saying Obama "is a guy who understands the world through liberation theology, which is oppressor and victim." NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
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