2012 Election

 
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Election 2012: What stories do you want to see?

As NTK gears up to bring you more stories of how Election 2012 will affect communities all around the nation, tell us: What issues do you want to see covered?

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  Fixing government: Elliot Ackerman on making 2012 a ‘three-horse race’

Elliot Ackerman talks about “Americans Elect,” an independent movement to allow ordinary Americans to nominate a candidate outside the two-party system.

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  Fixing government: Kurt Andersen on getting Republicans and Democrats to work together

Kurt Andersen, author and host of public radio’s “Studio 360,” says lawmakers should get to know each other by spending a minimum number of days together in Washington, D.C.

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  American Voices: Gustavo Arellano on the 2012 Latino vote

Californian columnist Gustavo Arellano contributes an essay about why the GOP risks losing the Hispanic vote in the upcoming presidential election.

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Why we may be in store for a passionless presidential race

At the very time in American history when Americans crave inspiration, Robert Reich asks if we’ll be left with two presidential candidates who don’t inspire.

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  Presidentiality: The science behind Rick Perry’s brain freeze

Rick Perry suffered from a potentially campaign-wrecking lapse of memory at the Republican debate this week. Presidentiality looks at the science behind Perry’s embarrassing brain melt.

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In review: Herman Cain’s seven biggest foreign policy blunders

If he wants to weather the current controversy and remain the front-runner, Herman Cain must convince voters he can govern competently. His foreign policy blunders aren’t helping.

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Caught off guard, Republican leaders offer mixed messages on Occupy Wall Street protests

Republicans have been caught off guard by the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has shifted the conversation away from government debt and toward economic fairness.

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  Presidentiality: Herman Cain and the electrified fence

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain wants to build an electrified fence on the U.S.-Mexico border that could “kill” illegal immigrants. But as history shows, immigrants have braved much worse in pursuit of a new and better life on American soil.