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If Republicans keep control of the House in November, Democrats’ worst nightmares could come true.  If the House changes hands, Congress could limit President Trump's power.  But will Democrats be able to please their base?  Plus the latest on Hurricane Michael - on the next Morning Edition from NPR News.

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• The California governor’s race is in its final week before next Tuesday’s primary. The candidates are hitting the road as campaign ads swarm voters’ screens and mailboxes.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Before he leaves the Senate for good, Republican Jeff Flake is trying to get a bill passed. He has his work cut out for him, with a Senate that barely brings anything to the floor, a party he feels estranged from, and a president who seems to hate his guts. Producer Zoe Chace hung out with him for four months.

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In this politically charged climate, it feels like you have to be super careful with your language, no matter who you are or what side you're on. 

Stories about people who say the “wrong” thing and suffer the consequences, including a very conservative Republican from Louisiana who's lambasted for being too liberal.  

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