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    2014 Midterms: Key Issues in the South Dakota Senate Race

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    As part of the 2014 Midterm Elections Series, we've asked experts from the ten states with competitive Senate races to answer six questions in a spotlight on each race, providing perspective on the dynamics in the state as we head toward Election Day. In this post, Jon Schaff looks at the key issues in the South Dakota Senate race, an interesting three-way race between Former Governor Mike Rounds (R), Democrat Rick Weiland, and Former Republican US Senator-turned Independent Larry Pressler.
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    2014 Midterms: Transparency of Money in Politics Means Trust in Government, Trust in Citizens

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    In the wake of key Supreme Court cases dealing with campaign, increasing attention has been paid to the role of money in politics. In this post, Lisa Rosenberg looks at transparency in campaign finance, and how non-party, outside spending has shaped the election this fall. 

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    When Obama Lost White Millennials

    U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at a DNC fund raiser in San Jose May 8, 2014.

    On September 23, PRRI released their 2014 American Values Survey. In this post, Daniel Cox breaks down the generational approval ratings of President Obama by race and ethnicity, revealing increasing division among millennials' perception of the president. 

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    2014 Midterms: Women Voters Care About More than Reproductive Rights

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    With the 2014 midterm elections just two weeks away, attention is focused on how the elections will shape politics over the next two years. In this post, Isabel Sawhill looks at how candidates are using women's issues to connect with female voters.

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    2014 Midterms: Key Issues in the Arkansas Senate Race

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    As part of the 2014 Midterm Elections Series, experts from each of the ten states with competitive Senate races will answer six questions in a spotlight on each race, providing perspective on the dynamics in the state as we head toward Election Day. In this post, Jay Barth looks at the key issues in the Arkansas Senate race between Senator Mark Pryor and Congressman Tom Cotton.

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    2014 Midterms: Why the Election Will Matter... and Why It Won't

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    With the 2014 midterm elections just over two weeks away, attention is focused on how individual races will shape control of Congress over the next two years. In this post in the 2014 Midterm Elections Series, Tom Mann looks at the limited impact the midterm elections will have on presidential-congressional relations. 

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    The 2014 Midterm Elections Series

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    With the 2014 midterm elections just over two weeks away, attention is focused on how individual races will shape control of Congress over the next two years. In a follow up to our 2014 Primaries Project, FixGov blog is starting a two week 2014 Midterm Elections series.

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    Thuli Madonsela Wins Award for Protecting the Public

    Honoree and human rights lawyer, Thuli Madonsela arrives at the Time 100 gala celebrating the magazine's naming of the 100 most influential people in the world for the past year, in New York April 29, 2014.

    Last week, Transparency International (TI) presented its annual Integrity Award to Thuli Madonsela of South Africa, who holds the title "Public Protector." In this post, Stephen Davis looks at Madonsela's history of fighting corruption.

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    Why an Ebola Czar Might Be Just What the Doctor Ordered

    U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement next to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Burwell (L) and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Thomas Frieden (R) after meeting with his team coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 16, 2014

    With concerns about Ebola increasing in the United States, many in Congress are pressuring President Obama to appoint an Ebola Czar to coordinate the administration's response to the virus. In this post, Justin Vaughn makes the case that appointing a czar to coordinate among agencies might be just what the doctor ordered. 

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    Marijuana Legalization Poses a Dilemma for International Drug Treaties

    A jar of medical marijuana is displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014.

    Wells Bennett and John Walsh recently published a report detailing the dilemmas and opportunities the domestic legalization of marijuana creates for the United States' international treaty obligations. In this post, Jon Rauch interviews Bennett about the project and its implications for international law. 

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