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October 23, 2012
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The Digital Campaign
An exploration of the way the presidential campaigns are using unprecedented amounts of new data, and controversial new tactics, to target their messages and persuade voters.
October 22, 2012
"Dark Money" Group Central to Citizens United May Have Misled IRS
A western nonprofit that played a key role in freeing corporate spending on elections nationwide appears to have misled the IRS when it applied for the tax-exempt status that shields its donors from being publicly disclosed.
October 22, 2012
Should Campaign Donors Be Disclosed?
A new Marketplace story asks whether anonymity is detrimental or essential to the political process.
October 19, 2012
Citizens United Lets Unions Canvass for More Votes
When it came to asking for votes, unions once could only knock on their own members' doors. Not anymore.
October 11, 2012
Live Chat 1:30 p.m: Uncovering the Candidates' Character
Join a live chat about “The Choice 2012” on 10/10 at 1:30 p.m. ET with the film's producers and a group of the country's leading journalists covering the candidates. You can leave a question now.
October 9, 2012
The Artifacts of Character
A series of rarely seen documents, photos, speeches and other objects that pinpoint seminal moments for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
October 9, 2012