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The ‘soul’ of the Civil Rights Movement: How James Brown brought the power of music to politics — Now watching The Fine Print Music legend James Brown is remembered in history as the "Godfather of Soul" for his many contributions to music during his six-decades-long career. But the musician's influence didn't end there. It extended to civil rights and black empowerment.

Congressional castaways: Two senators swim with sharks, live with monster crabs on deserted island — Now watching The Fine Print What if, instead of duking it out on the floors of the House and Senate in contentious debates and late-night filibusters, the historically divided United States Congress was forced to work together to fulfill certain basic, primal needs - say, gathering food and resources to share on a deserted island?

Senator Batman: Patrick Leahy on his caped crusader cameos and capturing history with his own camera — Now watching The Fine Print Over the course of a nearly 40-year career in the Senate, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has toured the world, dined with presidents and brokered legislative deals - all while snapping photographs every step of the way.

'Ferguson October' Takes St. Louis — A weekend of peaceful protests in St. Louis turned passionate and briefly intense this afternoon, with thousands of demonstrators marching through downtown streets to protest two recent shootings of young black men by white police officers. Then the chanting and cheering that has become so familiar here suddenly stopped at the corner of Olive and Tucker streets, where a hush fell over the crowd.

Why Mark Pryor Calls His Opponent ‘Superior Tom’ — Danny Johnston/AP Photo CONWAY, Arkansas - Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign has a name for its Republican rival, Rep. Tom Cotton, that at first may sound sort of like a compliment, but it's definitely not. They're calling him Superior Tom.

Bill Clinton Back Home: Watch Master Politician Master the Selfie — CONWAY, Ark.-President Bill Clinton showed off his master campaigning skills in Arkansas this week as he stumped for Democratic candidates in the state and reveled in the new selfie age.

Is Carly Fiorina the GOP's answer to Hillary in 2016? — Now watching The Fine Print Carly Fiorina is hitting the campaign trail in all the key presidential battleground states. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO and unsuccessful 2010 Senate candidate makes no secret of the fact that she has not closed the door to a bid for the White House in 2016, but says her recent trips to places like Iowa and New Hampshire are for the express purpose of helping to elect Republicans this fall.

What Bill Clinton Said About Being a Grandfather — CONWAY, Ark. - President Bill Clinton returned to his home state of Arkansas Monday boasting a new title on his accomplished resume - grandfather. While shaking hands here at the University of Central Arkansas, Clinton told ABC News that his new granddaughter Charlotte is doing "wonderful."

Bill Clinton Doesn’t Worry Arkansas GOP Senate Hopeful — HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. - Tom Cotton grew up watching the political rise of Bill Clinton. Today, as one of the country's top Republican prospects to take a Senate seat away from the Democrats, Cotton will be in Clinton's crosshairs. But you won't hear Cotton say an ill word about Clinton.

'American Idol' star Clay Aiken sings a different tune in bid for Congress — More than a decade after Clay Aiken made his singing debut on the stage of "American Idol," he is taking to the political stage, competing for a very different sort of title: U.S. Congressman. Running as a Democrat in North Carolina's 2nd District, Aiken is making the case to voters that his voice is good for more than just singing.
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Oct 25, 2014

Final: Nebraska 42-Rutgers 24. @GovChristie and @FrankPallone--a bipartisan NJ contingent--saw a good Husker game in Memorial Stadium.

Oct 24, 2014

Today's @ajc features not one, but two photos of Michelle Nunn and her Dad. In final week, #gasen one of best races.

Oct 24, 2014

RT @NKingofDC: Fun facts. The GOP could take the Senate by gaining six seats in states with 3.7% of the population: via @WSJPolitics

Oct 23, 2014

RT @DMRevans: .@joniernst cancelled plans to meet w/ @DMRegister editorial board. Did the same w/ CR Gazette. Avoiding tough questions?

Oct 23, 2014

Bipartianship & cocunut crabs: @JeffFlake and @MartinHeinrich leave the Capitol for a deserted island. My interview:

Oct 21, 2014

Just finished incredible Ben Bradlee obit by @RobertGKaiser. So many amazing details, but hiring Broder for $19k from NYT is a great jewel.

Oct 21, 2014

RT @RobertGKaiser: Ben Bradlee, the best, died tonight. I began work on his obit 15 years ago, a labor of love. Here it

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