Tight Races, Long Shots and Control of Congress

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Mid-term elections are less than six weeks way, and very close races in very few states will determine whether the US Senate is run by friends or foes of President Obama in his waning days. In Kansas it’s all about the governor. In Colorado, it’s gynecology. In North Carolina, a pizza delivery man could tip the election. Unless the Democrats can pull off some minor upsets in Red States, they may soon be dealing with “Mitch McConnell, Senator Majority Leader.” We’ll survey races across the country and hear what a Republican-controlled Senate might mean for appointments, climate change and Obamacare.

Also, an update on the protests in Hong Kong. Plus: the possibility of robot superintelligence.

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