2012 Election

 
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Who to watch for at the Republican national convention

As the election focus turns to the Republican convention in Tampa this week, much has been said about the expected high-profile appearances. From Governor Chris Christie to Condoleezza Rice, a number of prominent Republicans will take the stage in preparation for Mitt Romney’s nomination. A full list of speakers can be found here. Want to [...]

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Where do Republicans stand on abortion exemption?

by Suevon Lee, ProPublica, Aug. 21, 2012, 4:41 p.m.   A Missouri congressman’s startling remarks about “legitimate rape” and pregnancy have set off a torrent of criticismfrom his fellow Republicans as well as from Democrats. And the episode has made the abortion issue an unwelcome focus for GOP candidates nationwide. Key leaders in the Republican [...]

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  Money & Medicine first look

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

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  Interview: John Cassidy

New Yorker writer John Cassidy speaks on the Paul Ryan VP candidate choice.

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Need to Know, August 24, 2012: The battle for Ohio

A careful look at Republican efforts to carry Ohio, a state deemed critical to their chances of winning the general election.

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  Jeff Greenfield on Ohio’s presidential past

A look at Ohio’s place in the history of presidential elections.

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  The battle for Ohio

Will the GOP win Ohio in the 2012 election?

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Paul Ryan: The Best Reporting on the VP Candidate

ProPublica, Aug. 11, 2012, 3:17 p.m. Aug. 12: This post has been corrected. Want help going beyond the horse race? We’re gathering the best stories out there on Congressman Paul Ryan, his positions, and his background. Have other stories to share? Add them in comments. Background Fussbudget, The New Yorker, August 2012 This sweeping profile [...]

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Everything you need to know about voter ID laws

by Suevon Lee, ProPublica, July 23, 2012, 4:51 p.m. July 24: This post has been updated and corrected. Voter ID laws have become a political flashpoint in what’s gearing up to be another close election year. Supporters say the laws — which 30 states have now enacted in some form — are needed to combat voter fraud, [...]