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Nebraska overturns veto, bans death penalty

Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature busted Republican Governor Pete Rickett’s veto and banned the death penalty this week. A surprise yes, but, public support for capital punishment reached historic highs in the mid 1990s and has declined steadily and steeply since.

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Podcast: The political lore of 2012

On this week’s podcast, host Andrea Seabrook sits with former Obama CTO Harper Reed to recount a story that ended up being too good to be true about a Narwhal, an Orca, and the real magic behind campaigns that help a candidate’s dreams come true.   

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Can Beyonce's influence deliver for Hillary?

Based on her 2008 numbers, Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a sure hold on the  single lady vote . Lucky for her, she was recently endorsed by a celebrity who wrote the book, er, song on it – Beyoncé. But can Queen Bey’s influence actually deliver the hard-to-reach voters for 2016?

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