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How would you describe the election in one word?

July 26, 2016
As the Democrats gather in Philadelphia, we asked the city's residents to describe the 2016 Election in just one word. Democrats and Republicans alike seemed united on one issue: the 2016 campaign is unlike any other in history. What would you say? Share your answer on Twitter #16for2016.
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Voters "confused" and unhappy with rhetoric in Election 2016

April 11, 2016
With seven months left in the one of the most polarizing presidential elections in years, how would you describe the 2016 campaign? We asked voters on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Some of the responses we heard: "A middle school argument in the cafeteria," "not what politics is about to me," and "not very happy with the way things are going." Add your voice to the #16for2016 conversation!
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What are the key political issues on the minds of college students?

February 11, 2016
On the campus of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, the 2016 presidential election is not a big priority for the students heading to and from class. But ask them the issues they care about and it ranges from education to health care to inequality. For one student "drenched in privilege," he is most interested in "economic inequality."
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What would you ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a debate?

February 11, 2016
It's the final countdown to the PBS NewsHour Democratic debate from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. So what would the students walking on campus ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders during tonight's debate? Student loans and education were the top priorities on the minds of these students.
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Which presidential candidates are college students supporting?

February 11, 2016
At the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, the site of the PBS NewsHour Democratic candidates debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, we asked students who they are supporting in the 2016 race for the White House. We heard a lot of support for Bernie Sanders among the college-aged crowd -- a key voting bloc for the Democratic-socialist from Vermont.
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The State of YOUR Union

January 12, 2016
As President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address, he will likely tell Congress and his fellow Americans that the state of the union is "strong." But do average Americans outside the Capitol feel the same? We asked people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to describe the state of the union as they see it in just one word.
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Talk Back to Congress

August 13, 2014
As Capitol Hill closed its doors for the summer recess, Washington Week took to the National Mall to ask Americans what they would want to see trending in Congress.
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Voice of the Voters: Student Loans

July 30, 2013
Student loan debt has skyrocketed in recent years and is now the second largest form of consumer debt behind mortgages. The Senate has passed a bipartisan compromise that would lower rates in time for the fall semester but it still needs to be voted on by the House. Until then college-bound students are dealing with a lot of uncertainly about their educational plans. Amanda Honigfort of Saint Louis University and Sami-Jo Roth of the University of Arizona report on this pressing political and financial issue for millions of Americans.
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Voice of the Voters: University of South Florida St. Petersburg

November 7, 2012
The competition for female voters this election cycle has been fierce, but no where more than a crucial swing state like Florida where President Obama, Governor Romney and their surrogates have spent a considerable amount of time campaigning. Journalism graduate students May Zayan and Ren LaForme take a look into how female students at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg are considering women's issues as they cast their vote in the 2012 presidential election.
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