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Tired of short-lived parliaments, Kuwaitis vote - again

KUWAIT (Reuters) - A boycott by some opposition Islamists and populist politicians may help liberals and independents in Kuwait's election on Saturday, but there are signs voters are flagging as they go to the polls for the sixth time in seven years.Full story

House Republican attacks National Science Foundation

The chair of the House Science Committee wants to be able to decide what the National Science Foundation funds. Full story

Looking for a signature in blast's makeup

  Peter Krause, assistant professor of political science at Boston College, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether the nature of the blasts at the finish line of the Boston Marathon bear any recognizable indications of who is responsible.

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  Harris-Perry: ‘Political science is not punditry’

Melissa Harris-Perry talks about her job as a tenured professor at Tulane University, funding political science research, and the relationship of political science scholarship and television news.

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President of the European Central Bank Draghi leaves LUISS University after receiving an honorary degree in political science in Rome
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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi leaves LUISS University after receiving an honorary degree in political science in Rome May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (ITALY - Tags: EDUCATION POLITICS BUSINESS)

President of the European Central Bank Draghi smiles as he receives an honorary degree in political science from LUISS Provost Massimo Egidi, at LUISS University in Rome
President of the European Central Bank Draghi smiles as he receives an honorary degree in political science from LUISS Provost Massimo Egidi, at LUISS University in Rome

President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi smiles as he receives an honorary degree in political science from LUISS Provost Massimo Egidi, at LUISS University in Rome May 6, 2013. (ITALY - Tags: EDUCATION POLITICS BUSINESS)

LUISS University President Marcegaglia delivers a speech during a ceremony presenting ECB President Draghi with honorary degree in Rome
LUISS University President Marcegaglia delivers a speech during a ceremony presenting ECB President Draghi with honorary degree in Rome

LUISS University President Emma Marcegaglia gestures as she delivers a speech during a ceremony presenting European Central Bank President Mario Draghi with an honorary degree in political science, in Rome May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito (ITALY - Tags: EDUCATION POLITICS BUSINESS)

President of the European Central Bank Draghi is escorted by bodyguards as he leaves LUISS University after receiving an honorary degree in political science in Rome