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Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

Who Showed Up at the Polls?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

In the last few days "turnout" became a favorite word among pundits. Who would show up to the polls this year? And how would that turnout affect the race? John Sides is a professor of political science at George Washington University and the co-author of "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential election." Todd Zwillich is The Takeaway's Washington correspondent.

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It's Time for Independents to Choose

Monday, November 05, 2012

If you haven’t made up your mind by now, there’s not much time left.  We're following up with AJ Dellinger from Wisconsin, Julia Pfaff from Virginia, and Rick Robol of Ohio, and askin...

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Laughing at Election Year Politics with Lizz Winstead

Monday, November 05, 2012

The election season would be downright depressing, if not for the laughs. What better person to help us laugh at the long and arduous election year than Lizz Winstead, political satir...

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Hershey, Pennsylvania: Retail Politics Up Close

Monday, November 05, 2012

In a state most pollsters considered off limits, Mitt Romney and the Republicans say they're playing Pennsylvania for keeps. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich headed bac...

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Man with Down Syndrome Responds to Ann Coulter's Use of 'Retard'

Friday, October 26, 2012

After Ann Coulter tweeted, “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens published ...

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The Real Sex Surrogate Behind 'The Sessions' Tells All

Friday, October 26, 2012

The new film “The Sessions” is based on the real experiences and writings of Mark O’Brien, a severely disabled survivor of childhood polio who cannot move his body, but has full sensa...

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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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