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August 20, 2014 | NPR · If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Taxes and Spending

Nov 7, 2008 — And you thought you were done with political ads on TV. Well, not if you're in Georgia.
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Nov 4, 2008 — Remember the United States Senate? Thirty-five seats up for election? Republicans in danger of losing a half-dozen or more?
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Nov 4, 2008 — Robocalls — those recorded, automatically dailed phone messages — have been lighting up phones everywhere the past few days. Nobody seems to like getting them. Some are innocuous — the standard fare of campaigns and candidates. But then there a...
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Nov 3, 2008 — Eugene Hedlund acknowledges that when Hollywood and New York filmmakers prepare political ads to target Middle America, they can spark a "backlash." So the self-described former Republican voter's political action committee, TruthandHope.org, team...
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Oct 30, 2008 — The National Republican Trust PAC is finally putting some advertising muscle behind all its claims about being able to beat Obama. The group yesterday laid
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Oct 30, 2008 — Okay, so Ronald Reagan isn't around to actually endorse anyone. But that won't stop political operatives from invoking his presidency to boost their candidate. A new, liberal Colorado-based group called Progressive Future is bringing back the Gipp...
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Oct 28, 2008 — It's sort of like a reverse coattails effect. A pro-business political action committee is running ads boosting vulnerable Republican senators by contrasting them with Obama. In fact, the spots seem more like anti-Obama ads than ads supporting pro...
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Oct 24, 2008 — North Carolina defense contractor Tim D'Annunzio is doing what almost no other citizen does, or can afford to do. He's producing and airing his own political ads, as we reporte
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Oct 23, 2008 — The Democrats have figured it out. The key to defeating Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR) is hynosis. How else to explain these similarly transfixing anti-Smith ads from two liberal groups?
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Oct 23, 2008 — Our business here is to monitor indie political groups and their ads, and business has been good. Advocacy groups haven't run out of money. The bad news? They've run out of ideas.
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