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Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Political Advertising Breaks Records

Friday, October 26, 2012

If you're a voter in Ohio, Colorado, or Virginia, it probably won't surprise you to learn that a recent study found that 2012 has been a record-breaking year for political advertising...

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BBC Poll Shows Obama is the Favorite Worldwide

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Though President Obama and Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in the polls at home, a recent BBC poll showed that Obama remains the clear favorite abroad. How does the president remain so ...

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Detroit Prepares for their 11th World Series

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The World Series kicks off tonight, and Detroit is hoping their Tigers will do them proud. But do they have what it takes to beat the San Francisco Giants? Quinn Klinefelter, a Detroi...

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What Our Google Habits Reveal About Our Voting Habits

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, doctoral candidate in economics at Harvard, says that if you really want to know what the average American is thinking about when it comes politics, don’t...

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Times Correspondent C.J. Chivers on Reporting from Inside Syria

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

C.J. Chivers, correspondent for our partner The New York Times, has just returned from a reporting trip in Syria. He followed a group of Syrian rebels and the development of military ...

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U.S. Senate Candidate in Hot Water Over Comments on Rape

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It seems like déjà vu: a U.S. Senate candidate in a tight race makes a controversial statement about rape, setting off an awkward need for a response from the Republican presidential nominee.

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Obama and Romney Debate Foreign Policy

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In a recent poll in three battleground states, foreign policy was only the fourth most important factor for voters, ranked below the economy, the deficit, and health care. So did last...

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A Climate of Doubt

Monday, October 22, 2012

Just a few years ago, climate change was widely considered an inconvenient truth — something that would likely be expensive and difficult to fix, but an issue that nearly all politici...

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Obama and Romney Set Aside Campaign for Comedy

Friday, October 19, 2012

Last night, President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney set aside their contentious campaign for comedy, at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. Pete ...

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New Movie Releases: 'Alex Cross,' 'Paranormal Activity 4'

Friday, October 19, 2012

We have three very unusual movie releases this week: “Alex Cross,” which stars Tyler Perry in his first non-Tyler Perry role; “Paranormal Activity 4,” which supposedly brings the low ...

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Try the Morgue: An Inside Look at the World of Arms Trafficking

Friday, October 19, 2012

Since the '80s, Eva Maria Staal (not her real name) has sold weapons in Chechnya, Pakistan, China and beyond. Her work, while legal, frequently brought her in close contact with all...

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Boy Scouts Release 'Perversion' Files

Friday, October 19, 2012

Yesterday, the Boy Scouts of America, one of the most illustrious and respected youth organizations in the world, released a number of “Ineligible Volunteer Files.” Also referred to a...

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Pennsylvania Takes a Back Seat in the Swing State Frenzy

Friday, October 19, 2012

Battleground states can make or break a candidate's election, but this season, some typically contentious regions are being left off the map. Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Ro...

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How Integrated Education Began at the University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. It’s a case that could bring an end to affirmative action, if the plaintiff, white student Abigail...

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University of Texas Students Weigh in on Affirmative Action

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Supreme Court is currently considering the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which centers on whether affirmative action should play a role in student admission. Th...

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Bangladeshi Man Accused of Plotting to Blow Up New York's Federal Reserve Bank

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Bangladeshi man was accused yesterday of attempting to blow up New York's Federal Reserve Bank. Twenty-one-year-old Quazi Mohammad Ahsan Nafis has appeared in court and been charged...

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Negative Campaigns and Big Money: Election Season in the Ancient World

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Attack ads have become part and parcel of the modern political process, but it turns out negative campaigning has a much longer history, one that began centuries ago. Ellen Millender,...

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Can the Government Create Jobs?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In Tuesday night’s presidential debate there was much discussion about job creation, but it was the comments of one of our independent voters in Ohio, Dan Starr, that really set a lot...

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The Rise of the Pumpkin-Flavored Seasonal Snack

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Last year more than 60 pumpkin-related dishes appeared on the menus of America’s top 250 chain restaurants. According to restraint industry analyst Dataessential, 2012 is on track t...

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Princeton's First Female President Shirley Tilghman Stepping Down

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

After 11 years in the job Shirley Tilghman, Princeton University’s first female president, will be stepping down at the end of the academic year. What does she consider her biggest ac...

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