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2012 Elections

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Rise of the Tea Party in 2010

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April 9, 2010
Following the surprise defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party candidate Dave Brat in the Republican Congressional primary, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to April 2010. Charles Babington of the Associated Press joined Gwen to discuss the rise of the tea party and its effect on the Republican Party and the 2010 midterm elections.
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Behind the Scenes of the 2012 Election with Dan Balz

August 2, 2013
In the Webcast Extra, Dan Balz discusses the behind the scenes maneuvering he writes about in his new book, Collision 2012. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney and the Republican Primary feature.
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Detroit’s Bankruptcy and Virginia Gubernatorial Debate

July 19, 2013
What bankruptcy means for Detroit, a preview of the Virginia gubernatorial debate, the ten

A Look Back at 2012

December 28, 2012
We review the top stories of 2012 covering the election, the presidency, congress and fore
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Egyptian Unrest and Alan Simpson’s ”Gangnam Style”

December 7, 2012
Panelists discuss Egyptian unrest, fiscal cliff, 2012 election reveals and Gangnam Style.
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Obama and Romney's "Turkey Chili Summit"

November 30, 2012
Panelists discuss the Obama-Romney “Turkey Chili Summit” and filibuster reform.

Obama's 2nd Term, Demographics & the GOP

November 9, 2012
We look at how Obama won, why Romney lost and what it tells us about the electorate.
Voice of the Voters

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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Voice of the Voters: Hampton University

November 5, 2012
In 2008, President Obama overwhelmingly won the youth vote--66 percent compared with Senator John McCain’s 32 percent. But will be carry the same numbers this time around? In the final days of the Election 2012 campaign, student journalists at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism explore the key issues important to youth voters in the battleground state of Virginia. Everleigh McNeil, Nakysha Haywood and Ballah Boakai report on how college-aged voters are responding to both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney’s solutions to students loan debt and unemployment.
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