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Election 2012


  Money & Medicine

Money and Medicine tackles the challenges of containing runaway health care spending.


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 [...]


Ask the experts: a changing voter electorate

This week Maria Hinojosa traveled to Clarkston, Georgia to discuss with members of the town how the demographic shift has affected them and the community at large. This is not just a shift in a single town in Georgia, it is a larger change to our national society. We asked a number of experts on [...]


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 [...]


Need to Know, September 7, 2012: 100 days

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


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.


  Up for grabs

Can the democrats come out on top in Ohio?


  Need to Know, August 31, 2012: A battle for votes in Ohio

Looking ahead to next week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, we report on the effort by Dems to carry the state of Ohio.


  The battle for Ohio

Will the GOP win Ohio in the 2012 election?

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