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October 28, 2014 Comment

District Profile: A Debate Over National Issues In Pennsylvania’s 6th District

The health care law, abortion and budgetary issues have come up in the race between Democrat Manan Trivedi and Republican Ryan Costello.

October 13, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Fight For Southern Arizona Seat Is 2012 Rematch

Incumbent Democrat Ron Barber faces a 2012 rematch with Republican Martha McSally.

October 10, 2014 Comment

District Profile: A Cast Of Characters In Louisiana’s Sixth

The race for Louisiana’s sixth congressional district features a cast of colorful characters.

October 3, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Two Republicans Face Off In Washington’s Fourth

Because of a quirk in Washington’s law, two Republicans face off in the general election.

September 24, 2014 Comment

District Profile: NH Republican Calls For ‘New Generation’ of Leaders

Incumbent Democrat Ann Mclane Kuster is facing a challenge from Republican Marilinda Garcia in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.

September 17, 2014 Comment

District Profile: The Race To Fill An Open Seat In Iowa’s Third

Democrat Staci Appel and Republican David Young are in a close race to fill a soon-to-be vacant seat.

September 12, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Florida’s 26th Congressional District

Incumbent Democrat Joe Garcia is facing Republican candidate Carlos Curbelo.

September 4, 2014 Comment

District Profile: New Jersey’s Third Congressional

Republican Tom MacArthur and Democrat Aimee Belgard are vying for a seat left open by former NFL player Jon Runyan.

August 27, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Up For Grabs But Leaning Right In Wisconsin’s Sixth

Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman and Democratic county executive Mark Harris are vying for retiring Rep. Tom Petri’s seat.

August 21, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Michigan’s 11th Congressional Race

In this week’s installment of District Profiles, we look at the race between Democrat Bobby McKenzie and Republican David Trott.

August 11, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Mississippi’s 4th, A Conservative Stronghold

Republican U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo and Democrat Matt Moore are facing off in Mississippi’s fourth congressional district.

July 31, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Virginia’s 7th Congressional

Republican candidate David Brat, who defeated Rep. Eric Cantor in the primary, will face Democrat Jack Trammell in November.

July 16, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Environmental Issues Come To A Head In Coal Country

In West Virginia’s third congressional district, Republican state senator Evan Jenkins will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall.

July 10, 2014 4 Comments

District Profile: California’s 52nd Congressional

KPBS’s Claire Trageser offers a primer on the race between freshman incumbent Democrat Scott Peters and Republican Carl Demaio.

July 2, 2014 2 Comments

District Profile: Colorado’s 6th Congressional

Meghan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio discusses the race between Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and Democrat Andrew Romanoff.

June 24, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Nevada’s 3rd Congressional

Republican Congressman Joe Heck of Nevada will face Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray in November.

June 18, 2014 3 Comments

District Profile: Texas’s 23rd Congressional

Democratic Congressman Pete Gallego of Texas will face Republican Will Hurd this November, in a race expected to be close.

June 12, 2014 3 Comments

District Profile: Georgia’s 12th Congressional

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Adam Ragusea says even if Rep. John Barrow keeps his seat, “he’s going to be an endangered species.”

June 3, 2014 Comment

District Profile: New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional

In this new series, we’re touching down in a different congressional district each week, leading up to the midterm elections.

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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

November 20 Comment

Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 222 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.