While the democratic and republican candidates do their best to charm a variety of demographics — from women to Latino voters — the Muslim-American bloc, at least publicly, is largely ignored. The son of a Palestinian father and a Sicilian mother, lawyer-turned-comedian Dean Obeidallah talks to Need to Know about the uncourted vote.
Maria Hinojosa travels to the critical swing state of Florida, where one in seven registered voters is Hispanic.
By Tim McDonnell | October 2, 2012 Jacob Susman is frustrated again. Sitting in the bright green conference room of his company’s trendy industrial office, overshadowed by the Brooklyn Bridge, he’s a clean-cut poster child for the “green economy”: Since 2007, Susman’s OwnEnergy, which installs wind turbines, has grown to be one of the nation’s [...]
Anchor Ray Suarez hosts a round table discussion where experts discuss whether or not the U.S. will go over the “fiscal cliff.” Plus, an in-depth look at ways to prevent another recession.
By Chris Mooney | October 2, 2012 It was quite the messaging turnaround. In his September 6 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, President Obama—whose reticence about so much as mentioning global warming has flummoxed environmental activists—used the subject to launch an unexpected attack on his opponent. “Climate change is not a [...]