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So, How Rich Are Our Lawmakers?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

An analysis by the Washington Post shows just how wealthy our legislators in Congress really are. How does the tri-state delegation stack up?

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Opinion: Afghan War Rages on, Putting us Deeper in Debt and Death

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Why isn’t ending the longest war in U.S. history a higher priority for public debate during this time of decision by voters?

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What it's Like to Watch Swing State Ads in Colorado

Friday, October 05, 2012

Its A Free Country's Anna Sale spent the week in Denver during the first presidential debate. So what did she encounter when she wasn't talking to swing voters? A LOT of ads. Here are the highlights.

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Only 7 Days Left to Switch Parties for 2013 NYC Primaries

Friday, October 05, 2012

Next Friday is the last chance to switch your party affiliation in New York City for an election that's almost a year away.

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Obama's Debate Damage Control: Romney Was 'Artful Dodger'

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Following what is widely believed to be a lackluster performance by President Obama in his first debate with Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign has tried to undermine the accuracy of his opponent and explain glaring omissions from the president's arguments.

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Analysis | Obama's Flat, Romney Fibs: The First Debate That Wasn't

Thursday, October 04, 2012

The much-anticipated first presidential debate Wednesday night didn’t feature the zingers or gotcha moments that media pundits zero in on and focus coverage around. But Obama brought no energy. And Romney countered by bringing no facts.

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In Colorado, Campaigns Talk Economy while Voters Talk Abortion

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Leading up to today’s first presidential debate, Colorado voters are getting barraged with campaign advertising. Most of it focuses on numbers – the size of the debt, unemployment figures, and 47 percent. But voters about talking about something else entirely: Abortion.

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Play | Debate Bingo!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Watching the debate tonight? Why not watch and chat with us while we play interactive debate bingo! Get a fresh card, fill in your tiles as the candidates (or moderators) call out your terms, and tweet out when you've got a winner. Got beef with what constitutes a tile? Come chat it out or hash it out at #debatebingo.

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Opinion: Asian-American Vote Increasingly Diverse, Important

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Nearly a third of Asian-American voters remain undecided. In contrast, recent surveys reveal that roughly 7 percent of the general population is undecided.

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New York’s Gillibrand Looking to Go National with Women

Monday, October 01, 2012

This November, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is running for her first full six-year term in the Senate. It's been nearly four years since she was tapped to fill Hillary Clinton's seat. She’s still building name recognition in New York, but her ambitions extend way beyond the state’s borders.

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Watch | First Presidential Debate, Read Live Chat

Monday, October 01, 2012

The first presidential debate happened last night, and we watched (and chatted) it live with Brian Lehrer, Anna Sale, our swing state colleagues and the politically diverse It's A Free Country bloggers. Check out what we talked about here!

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Why the NFL Ref Lockout Had the Public on Labor's Side

Thursday, September 27, 2012

NFL referees have managed to do what public sector employees in Wisconsin and teachers in Chicago couldn’t: Inspire near-unanimous public sympathy for the demands of organized labor.

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First Female Moderator: Men Are Given Favored Debates

Thursday, September 27, 2012

In 1992, former ABC anchor Carole Simpson became the first woman and first African American to moderate a presidential debate — the first town hall-style format. Twenty years later, she tells WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show that she’s disturbed that male moderators are still given the important debate assignments.

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At Clinton Gathering, Obama and Romney Highlight Very Different Priorities

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The president advocated for a renewed focus on the elimination of human trafficking, while Romney called foreign aid to be redesigned and more closely linked with the expansion of free enterprise.

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Romney, Obama Focus on US Posture Abroad

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney sparred over how best to address U.S. challenges abroad in nearly back-to-back addresses at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.

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In Northern Virginia, Class and Race Dominate Election Talk

Saturday, September 22, 2012

For skeptical voters in the battleground state of Virginia, Mitt Romney’s recorded remarks at a Florida fundraiser last week were just the latest in a line of revelations that are stoking doubts about the Republican nominee.

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Explainer: Why the RNC Has More Money than Mitt Romney

Friday, September 21, 2012

Campaign filings released Thursday show Mitt Romney and Republicans have more money socked away than Barack Obama and the Democrats – but the majority of that money is in the Republican National Committee’s account, not the candidate’s.

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Don't Worry, Congress Won't Face Pay Cuts in Sequestration

Monday, September 17, 2012

Members of Congress won't see their paychecks shrink after massive scheduled spending cuts go into effect in 2013, but the police on Capitol Hill will.

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Explainer: Could Ryan Stay in Congress if Romney Loses?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Even if Mitt Romney remains “unemployed” after November, there’s a good chance Paul Ryan will still have a job in Washington come January.

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Post-Convention, Swing Voters Unswayed

Friday, September 14, 2012

Swing voters we met earlier this summer are still leaning the same ways they were weeks ago, but now their fuzzy instincts and impressions are crystallizing, revealing partisan battle lines that would have been wholly unpredictable four years ago.

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