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It's All Politics
6:27 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Meet The Hero Dogs Of The Secret Service

Jordan, one of the dogs being hailed as a hero for attacking a White House fence-jumper Wednesday night.
Courtesy of the Secret Service

Hurricane "enjoys playing with his Kong toy." Jordan is partial to walks around the White House. Both have brown eyes and, according to tweets from the Secret Service, are "ready to work." Meet the hero dogs, who helped take down the latest man to jump the fence at the White House.

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It's All Politics
7:03 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Outside Group Sends Blunt Message In N.C. Senate Race

Libertarian North Carolina Senate candidate Sean Haugh tweets his views on his support from American Future Fund.
Twitter/Sean Haugh

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 2:06 pm

"More weed, less war."

That's the latest campaign slogan in the North Carolina Senate race advertising wars. And no, neither Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan nor Republican challenger Thom Tillis is jumping on the state's marijuana legalization effort.

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It's All Politics
6:26 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Justice Ginsburg Revises Texas Voter ID Dissent, Then Announces It

In her revised dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg clarified that photo ID cards issued by the Veterans' Affairs are "an acceptable form of photo identification for voting in Texas."
Cliff Owen AP

Originally published on Wed October 22, 2014 6:45 pm

Once again the U.S. Supreme Court is correcting its own record, but Wednesday marks the first time that the court has called attention to its own mistake with a public announcement. And it was the erring justice herself, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who asked the court's public information office to announce the error.

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It's All Politics
3:02 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Recent Rulings Alter Voting Laws Ahead Of November Election

Election worker Dorothy Davis checks a voter's ID during Arkansas' party primary elections in May. After a state Supreme Court ruling, Arkansas' voter ID law won't be in effect for the November elections.
Danny Johnston AP

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 3:50 pm

Election Day is 2 1/2 weeks away and early voting has already started in many places. So here's a recap for all those trying to keep track of the flurry of last-minute legal activity involving state voting laws:

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It's All Politics
6:55 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

A Guide To Third-Party Candidates

Florida Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie told the Miami Herald, "I'm a middle-class guy. I face the same problems that Floridians are facing. I'm not living in an ivory castle like Rick Scott and Charlie Crist."
Brendan Farrington AP

Originally published on Tue October 14, 2014 8:29 pm

Third-party candidates are often written off as long shots or unrealistic. But this November, observers are expecting them to do better than usual.

Polls show voters are tired of both parties. As NPR's Tamara Keith reports, that could be creating an opening for third-party candidates in statewide elections.

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