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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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October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.