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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.

April 6, 2012

April 6, 2012
Mitt Romney's wins; unemployment; female voters; President Obama's Supreme Court comments.
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.
Voice of the Voters

Voice of the Voters: Maryland Youth

April 2, 2012
Maryland’s state legislature and governor legalized same-sex marriage this year. How is the issue resonating with young voters as the Republican presidential candidates campaign ahead of tomorrow's presidential primary in the state? What role do they think government plays in the issue? University of Maryland student Jamie Forzato reports.
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