Presidential Race
2:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Obama Pushes Early Voting On Swing State Tour

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 2:53 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

President Obama is matching his opponent mile for mile, campaigning today across the country and late into the night. He set off this morning on tour that will take him to half a dozen battleground states before he returns to the White House late tomorrow. NPR's Scott Horsley is tagging along with the president.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: This is where it got started, Iowa. I believe in you and I'm asking you to keep believing in me.

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Presidential Race
2:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Could There Be A Tie In The Electoral College?

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 2:53 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

Most polls in the presidential race show the national popular vote to be a virtual tie. But as we know, the popular does not pick the president. That's the job of the Electoral College. And some election number crunchers are starting to explore the nightmare scenario of an Electoral College tie. It's a remote possibility, but a possibility nonetheless.

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House & Senate Races
2:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Illinois Senate Hopeful Under Fire For Rape Comment

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 7:16 pm

Women's issues were back front and center in politics on Wednesday after Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said in a debate Tuesday night that when a rape results in pregnancy "it is something that God intended to happen." Democrats pounced and Mitt Romney distanced himself from the remarks. But the Romney campaign did not ask Mourdock to pull down a TV ad Romney taped for him. Mourdock is in a tight race with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in an overall fierce contest for control of the U.S. Senate.

Presidential Race
2:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Romney Faces Challenges In Nevada

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 2:53 pm

Republican nominee Mitt Romney campaigned in Nevada on Wednesday.

It's All Politics
2:10 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Obama Campaign Invokes '537' To Get Out The Vote

Broward County canvassing board member Judge Robert Rosenberg examines a disputed ballot Nov. 24, 2000, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Wilfredo Lee AP

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Human Experience
2:00 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Road Rage And The Science Of Revenge

If you've ever been cut off in traffic by a rude driver, you probably know how it feels to suddenly want revenge. Clare Lawlor acted on that impulse, and sought revenge on another motorist. Her actions caused her to wonder about why humans feel the need to take vengeance - especially when, as Clare learned, it rarely works out well. Clare told the CBC's Sook Yin Lee what happened between her and the other driver.

Other stories from KUOW Presents:

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The Two-Way
1:44 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

More Than 700 Kurdish Prisoners Now On Hunger Strike In Turkey

Turkish soldiers block a street as Kurds demonstrate on September 3 in the center of Beytussebap, about 25 miles from the Iraqi border.
AFP/Getty Images

As the war in Syria rages unabated and Turkey struggles to manage an increasingly dire refugee situation and cross-border retaliations, another conflict simmers.

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Law
1:43 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Three Ballot Measures Would OK Pot Beyond Medicine

A marijuana bud at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. Colorado, Oregon and Washington could become the first to legalize marijuana this fall.
Ed Andrieski AP

Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 2:53 pm

Marijuana legalization is back on the ballot this year. California voters defeated a legalization proposal in 2010, but now similar measures have cropped up in three more Western states. This time around, some of the most intense opposition is coming from the earlier pioneers of legalization — the medical marijuana industry.

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Animals
1:32 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

In Animal Kingdom, Voting Of A Different Sort Reigns

A school of manini fish passes over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay in 2005, in Honolulu. Researchers say schooling behavior like the kind seen in fish helps groups of animals make better decisions than any one member of the group could.
Donald Miralle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 25, 2012 6:57 am

As part of NPR's coverage of this year's presidential election, All Things Considered asked three science reporters to weigh in on the race. The result is a three-part series on the science of leadership. In Part 1, Alix Spiegel looked at the personalities of American presidents.

Voters could learn some things about choosing a leader from a fish. Or a chimp. Or an elephant.

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It's All Politics
1:15 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

DailyKos.com

Originally published on Thu October 25, 2012 7:49 am

Even if you didn't watch any of the three presidential debates, chances are you're familiar with Big Bird, binders and bayonets.

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