2012 Election

 
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  President Obama wins second term

Watch: President Barack Obama gives his victory speech. Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you have made me a better president. Governor Mitt Romney concedes the presidency after a hard-fought campaign. This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray [...]

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The green new deal

Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, climate change has caught the attention of many Americans. What’s your take? JS: The crisis of the moment and the question of the hour is whether this election will be the response that we need to the climate crisis. It took the storm of the century, an unprecedented storm, [...]

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  Youth vote 2012: Florida case study

Rick Karr talked with  Anna Eskamani, a volunteer for the College Democrats at University of Central Orlando, about the mood on campus as the election approaches, and about how H.B. 1355, a new FL election law that passed in 2011, affected her work.

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Third-party candidates offer alternative platforms

As supporters of the Obama and Romney tickets hold their breath through tomorrow’s election, another subset of individuals — often forgotten by the mainstream media — are also bracing for the results. Third-party candidates — heralded by some as encouraging debate and criticized by others as “delusional” — are set on influencing the national conversation [...]

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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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Jersey residents face voting issues

By James West and Tim McDonnell, The Climate Desk “We really don’t care about the election right now, it’s the furthest thing from our minds,” one resident says. Still, officials are scrambling to keep the polls open Tuesday. Hurricane Sandy took away a lot of things: power, homes, even lives. For residents of Moonachie, New [...]

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  What’s at Stake: NewsHour on the Senate

How are critical Congressional races shaping up?

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  What’s at Stake: Healthcare

If anything, the debate about Medicare has been tame compared to the debate about healthcare. Almost from the start of the Obama administration, the two parties have been at war about the wisdom, legality and practicality of The Affordable Care Act.

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  What’s at Stake: Debt and entitlements

We may be in a financial hole now, but the situation is about to get a whole lot worse. Millions of baby boomers are turning 65, which, of course, makes them eligible for Medicare.