Politics & Government

Alabama Legislator Trial
4:36 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Alabama Lawmaker's Perjury Case Goes To Jury

Jurors have begun deliberations in the perjury trial of Representative Barry Moore from Enterprise.

Jurors have begun deliberations in the perjury trial of an Enterprise lawmaker.

Prosecutors in closing arguments on Wednesday described Rep. Barry Moore as a scheming liar, while defense lawyers said he was being unfairly accused.

Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis says Moore tried to bully his primary opponent to get out of the race by saying the House speaker would withhold economic development funds for a project in their district. Davis said Moore then lied about it before a grand jury.

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Politics
3:30 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper's 'Independent Sheen' Has Faded

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 5:16 pm

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Politics
3:30 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Stagnant Wages Could Drive Voters At The Polls Next Week

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 5:16 pm

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It's All Politics
3:02 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

McConnell Concedes GOP Senate Will Not Mean Obamacare Repeal

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell tells Fox News' Neil Cavuto that a repeal of the Affordable Care Act will still not be possible under a Republican Senate.
Fox News

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 3:48 pm

Election Day isn't until next week, but Senate Majority Leader-in-Waiting Mitch McConnell is already warning Republicans who would like to repeal Obamacare and roll back environmental regulations about two key numbers: 60 and 2.

Sixty is how many senators are required to bring all but the most noncontroversial bills to the chamber floor. And two is how many more years Democratic President Obama still has in office.

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Politics
12:44 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

With New Campaign Finance Rules, You Can't Really Follow The Money

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 2:02 pm

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Election 2014-Alabama
11:24 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Election 2014--Voter Photo ID Law

The mobile ID units have made over 100 stops. This was at a church in Montgomery on October 8.
Ryan Vasquez

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Politics
4:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Wisconsin Democratic Candidate Welcomes Obama When Others Won't

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 5:30 pm

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Politics
4:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Big GOP Names Stump For Local Candidates With Eye Toward 2016

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 7:12 am

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Alabama Legislator Trial
4:15 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Star Witness Testifies In Rep. Moore's Trial

Prosecutors in the perjury trial of Republican Rep. Barry Moore played tape recordings of Moore and his primary opponent discussing if state funds would be in jeopardy if he ran against Moore.

Prosecutors in the perjury trial of Republican Rep. Barry Moore played tape recordings of Moore and his primary opponent discussing if state funds would be in jeopardy if he ran against Moore.

On one tape Tuesday, former primary candidate Josh Pipkin asked Moore if the Enterprise area would lose state money for a jobs projects if he stayed in the race.

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Planet Money
3:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Kansas Gov. Brownback's Radical Tax Cut Has Mixed Results

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 5:30 pm

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Politics
3:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

In Wisconsin Election, Gov. Scott Walker Fights To Hold On

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 5:30 pm

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Politics
3:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Runoffs Could Delay Answer Of Senate Control After Election

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 5:30 pm

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Politics
3:40 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Constituent Services Give Voters Something To Remember

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., poses with constituent Noelle Hunter. In a campaign ad, Hunter explains that McConnell helped get her daughter back from Mali after a custody battle.
AP

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 5:49 pm

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It's All Politics
9:02 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Political Scientists Find A Guinea Pig: Montana

The flier sent to Montana voters by political scientists at Stanford University and Dartmouth College to study voter interest in nonpartisan races. Fliers were also sent to voters in California and New Hampshire.
Stanford University/Dartmouth College

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 12:05 pm

Political scientists looking to test their hypotheses about voting behavior found a ready pool of test subjects this election: Montanans.

A hundred-thousand registered voters received a "voter guide" rating four nonpartisan state Supreme Court candidates by their liberal or conservative ideology. Voters were urged: "Take this to the polls."

Only in the fine print was this disclosure: "This guide was created as part of a joint research project at Stanford and Dartmouth."

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It's All Politics
3:39 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

A ballot measure in Maine over bear-baiting has drawn ads from both sides of the debate, including this one from the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council, which opposes the measure.
Maine Wildlife Conservation Council YouTube

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 12:17 pm

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