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Rebecca Klein

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Rebecca Klein appears in the following:

David Frum on Yesterday's Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The votes are in, and two political strategists join us to discuss the election's outcome, and the long campaign season at last drawing to a close. David Frum is a Republican strategist and the author of a Newsweek/Daily Beast book coming out this Friday called "Why Romney Lost and What the GOP Should Do Next."

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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 night's debate change the minds of any independent voters?

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The First Debate, and the Swing Vote

Thursday, October 04, 2012

How much of an impact do the debates really have when it comes to the ever-important swing vote? Six independent voters join The Takeaway to discuss the highs and lows of the first televised debate.

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Will Friday's Anemic Jobs Report Cause the Fed to Act?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Friday's growth report was disappointing, and the economy is growing at a snail's pace. Is this growth slow enough to justify another round of 'quantitative easing'?

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West Nile Cases in America at an All-Time High

Monday, September 10, 2012

Mosquitoes, generally a minor irritation, have become much more than that. Last week, infections and deaths attributable to the West Nile virus reached record levels at 1,993.

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The State of Small Business After Obama's Acceptance Speech

Friday, September 07, 2012

Throughout this election, both parties are preaching the necessity of one thing: jobs, jobs, and more jobs. But how someone feels about the economy is often much more important than jobs reports and other hard economic indicators. Two small business owners in key battleground states explain how the economy is influencing their businesses and employment. 

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Who Gets Credit for Ohio's Economic Turnaround?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Over the course of the past few years, Ohio has gone from being an economic disaster zone to one of the most employed states in the union. The current state of the Ohio economy is a far cry from 2009 when the state was shedding tens of thousands of jobs a month. But who should be credited with this sudden turnaround?

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Sandra Fluke Speaks Out on 'War on Women' in Charlotte

Thursday, September 06, 2012

There have already been dozens of references to a Republican 'ware on women' at the Democratic National Convention this week. Conservatives have denied that such a war exists. If it does, then there is already one clear victim: Sandra Fluke.

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Governor Deval Patrick Grades His Predecessor, Mitt Romney

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Like many other speakers at the Democratic National Convention, Deval Patrick was very critical of Mitt Romney. But unlike other Democrats, he stands in a unique position to assess Romney and his political skills. Romney was Patrick's direct predecessor as Governor of Massachusetts.

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Fantasy Football Gets a Sitcom

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Labor Day has passed and fall is officially in the air. For some people, that means it's time to start getting ready for the 2012 fantasy football season. With over 27 million participants, the popularity of fantasy football is at an all-time high. The phenomenon of this popularity is documented in a comedy on FX, called The League, which presents six long-time friends as they navigate extreme football fandom. 

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The Future of America According to Delegates

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Although delegates are entrusted with the task of choosing their party’s next presidential nominee, modern-day convention voting is little more than a well-rehearsed ritual. Mitt Romney has been the Republican Party’s nominee for months, while Barack Obama has been the Democratic Party’s 2012 candidate for years.

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Meet the Delegates: A Mississippi Democrat

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Last week, we heard from a range of delegates at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. This week, we are hearing from delegates on the other end of the ideological spectrum.

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Libertarian Party Nominee Gary Johnson: A True Fiscal Conservative

Monday, September 03, 2012

While it may appear that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are the only Americans running for president, there are still many third party candidates in the race. Gary Johnson, a libertarian, is one of those candidates.

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A Democratic Politician Turned Republican Star

Thursday, August 30, 2012

In 2008 former congressman Artur Davis gave a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention seconding the nomination of then presidential candidate Barack Obama. On Tuesday night, Davis spoke again at a party convention, but this time for the Republicans, in firm opposition to his former friend.

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Congressman John Mica on Republican Partisanship and Compromise

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From the Republican National Convention, Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks with John Mica, the Republican head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who has represented Florida’s 7th District on the state's east coast since 1993.

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Forget the Economy — What Could Really Swing the Election

Thursday, August 16, 2012

After 236 years of democracy, the 15th Amendment, the 19th Amendment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, you'd think Americans would have voting down to a science. But small battles are raging on in parts of the country over voters' rights and the cost of letting everybody cast a ballot.

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First Non-Profit Brewpub Opens in Portland

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A handful of do-gooders are opening the first non-profit brewpub in the brewpub capital of the world, Portland. Staffed entirely by volunteers, The Oregon Public House expects to donate up to $10,000 each month to local charities and community organizations.

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The Power of a Petition

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It was just a month ago that The Takeaway spoke to Carole Simpson about being the first, and only, female to have ever moderated a presidential debate. Just yesterday, The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that she would not be the last.

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The All Male Presidential Election of 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In 2008, with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and Sarah Palin's vice presidential candidacy, having a female in The Oval Office seemed just around the corner. Yet, with Governor Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for vice president, we are once again looking at an all-male ticket.

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The 205 National Anthems of The Olympics

Monday, August 13, 2012

There is something slightly different about London's Olympic medal ceremonies: the music. This year, the London Philharmonic recorded all 205 of the world's national anthems. Composer Philip Sheppard and sound engineer Jake Jackson were in charge of the effort.

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