2012 Election

 
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  Interview: Maria Padilla, editor of La Prensa

Maria Padilla is the editor of La Prensa newspaper, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in Central Florida. We recently sat down with her to talk about what’s on the minds of Latino voters in the run-up to the election.

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Appealing to the women of Virginia

The Weekly Standard on the battle for women in Virginia.

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Don’t interrupt me while I’m interrupting

At the vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, the number of interruptions between the candidates seems to have exceeded prior debates by a large margin.

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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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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 [...]

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  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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  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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Web extra: Virginia’s special swing

Professor Dan Palazzolo on why Virginia is a battleground state unlike any other.