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Webcast Extra | August 17, 2012 new

August 17, 2012
Voting laws' influence on election; senate races and Paul Ryan

August 17, 2012

August 17, 2012
Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan as his vice Presidential candidate; more political attacks
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Webcast Extra | August 10, 2012

August 10, 2012
Election landmarks; Presidential Debates; RNC and DNC conventions

August 3, 2012

August 3, 2012
Romney and Obama campaign; Ted Cruz victory; July jobs report; Congress in recess.

July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012
Voter ID Laws; campaign money; Romney's overseas trip; small business debate
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Battleground Wisconsin

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February 25, 2011
As Wisconsin voters get ready to vote in the recall election of Republican Governor Scott Walker, a look back at how the issue of collective bargaining for public workers sparked outrage in the state. Those embers ignited a divisive electorate 16-months later. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; Major Garrett, National Journal; Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Pete Williams, NBC News.
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2008 Bank Bailout

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October 3, 2008
The 2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts have undoubtedly shaped the current economy and the politics leading to the 2012 Presidential election. How did the 2008 presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama approach these subjects in their campaigns? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Charles Babington, Associated Press; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Jeanne Cummings, Politico.
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2008 Cleveland Town Hall

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April 4, 2008
Ohio was considered one of the most important swing state of the 2008 presidential race and is gearing up to be just as important in 2012. This week, as Washington Week hosts our first-ever Electronic Town Hall, with audiences in Ohio and Oregon, we ask if the issues that were important to voters in 2008 different than those in 2012? Take a look back at our Road Show from Cleveland, Ohio in 2008.
Voice of the Voters

Voice of the Voters: Wisconsin Youth

April 2, 2012
As the nation focuses on the republican presidential primary in Wisconsin tomorrow, and as Republican Governor Scott Walker’s recall election heats up, University of Wisconsin students discuss whether political advertisements have an impact on voters, especially younger voters. Are the Presidential hopefuls’ messages getting through? Kate Chappell of the University of Wisconsin – Madison reports.
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