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Four ways Ohio and others have toughened voting rules

by Suevon Lee, ProPublica | Oct. 8, 2012, 3:18 p.m. Voter ID laws have received plenty of attention recently, but they’re not the only controversial changes to election rules this year. Some states have made changes that critics say could impact individuals’ ability to vote. Here are four. Ohio won’t count provisional ballots mistakenly cast [...]

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Video: Need to Know, October 5, 2012: Main Street, Pueblo, Colo.

We travel to Pueblo, Colorado to assess the mood along Main Street in a once-thriving steel town that now depends on the global economy.

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Election 2012 debate schedule

Debate 1 When: October 3, 2012 Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM EST Where: Denver, Colorado at the University of Denver Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer, PBS’ NewsHour  Topic: Domestic policy Format: This debate will be divided into six timed segments, 15 minutes each. One half of the debate will [...]

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The Mitt Romney tax files: A look at what we still don’t know

by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica | Oct. 1, 2012, 9:09 a.m. With the documents Mitt Romney released recently, we know a bit more about his taxes. We know, for instance, that Romney paid a rate of 14.1 percent on $13.7 million in income on his 2011 tax return, which he achieved by purposely overpaying. Though he [...]

Transcript: September 28, 2012

JEFF GREENFIELD: Welcome to “Need to Know.” Thanks for watching. It’s been true for decades: there’s a clear “gender gap” when it comes to politics. Women tend to vote more Democratic; men tend to vote more Republican. But there’s a new twist to the split this year. After the midterm elections in 201o gave Republicans [...]

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Video: Interview: Elaine Kamarck

Elaine Kamarck is a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has worked on six democratic presidential campaigns and is the author of “Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates have Shaped the Modern Nominating System.” Need to Know anchor Jeff Greenfield speaks with Kamarck about why women tend to lean more [...]

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Video: Women’s choice

Three different women speak on how so-called “women’s issues” will affect the outcome in one of the race’s pivotal swing states, Virginia.

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Video: Need to Know, September 28, 2012: Women’s choice

Need to Know travels to Virginia to look at how women’s health policies on the local level may impact the general election.