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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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Webcast Extra | June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012
New unemployment trends; shifting battleground states; John Edwards trial.

June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012
May's unemployment numbers; Romney & Obama deadlocked in swing states; Syria.
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Webcast Extra - May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012
Obama attacks Romney at Bain; intense campaigning; Democrat backlash against Bain ads
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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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Webcast Extra | April 27, 2012

April 27, 2012
Student loans and partisan fighting; Romney and endorsements; BP and counterterrorism
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Webcast Extra | April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012
Town Hall discussion in Oregon and Ohio; economic recovery; issues on the campaign.
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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.
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Webcast Extra | April 6, 2012

April 6, 2012
GOP vice presidential candidates; women in politics; health care law; U.S. economy.
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