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Where’s Alexander: Battleground Youth in Heartland U.S.A.

Alexander Heffner presents the fourth installment of his tour assessing the youth vote on America’s college campuses. Read Part I: In search of the college vote, Part II: Chasing the dream & Part III: Demographics and the millennial vote. The hours are counting down until Americans will elect a new president. While 18 to 29-year-olds comprise a significant [...]

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  What’s at stake?

This year’s PBS Election special, What’s at Stake, presents viewers with an up-to-the-minute review of this year’s top campaign issues and considers how the outcome of the election could impact voters’ lives. In the past few years the United States has suffered from unusual weather; from the worse drought in over sixty years to Tropical Storm [...]

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  Unearthing the ‘47 percent’ video

Remember the “47 percent” video that went viral and put the Mitt Romney presidential campaign into a mad scramble? How about the time Elizabeth Warren was called out for claiming she was Native American? Ever wonder how these revelations were unearthed? Perhaps it was a shrewd investigative reporter, or a paid employee from an opposing [...]

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  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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Where the candidates stand: Medicare and Medicaid

by Suevon Lee, ProPublica | Sept. 14, 2012, 2:26 p.m. Medicare and Medicaid, which provide medical coverage for seniors, the poor and the disabled, together make up nearly a quarter of all federal spending. With total Medicare spending projected to cost $7.7 trillion over the next 10 years, there is consensus that changes are in [...]

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Leaked video reveals partisan nature of campaign season

The most talked about campaign story this week centers on videos posted by Mother Jones, which show a candid Mitt Romney speaking at a private fundraiser about issues ranging from Iran’s nuclear potential to the current administration’s “naive” foreign policy views. Most of the subsequent media coverage has focused on the “dependent” video, in which [...]

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Need to Know, September 7, 2012: 100 days

Need to Know reports from the site of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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A different view of President Clinton’s speech at the DNC

What is your reaction to President Clinton’s speech at the DNC? Did you find his arguments for President Barack Obama re-election compelling? Or, were you more swayed by the Republican message in Tampa? Watch the video of his speech and share your views in the comments below.

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  Memorable convention speeches

A look at the convention speeches that propelled some politicians into the limelight.

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