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Women's Health Leads Election Debate

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The debate over women’s health issues has been at the forefront of this election. We speak with two voters who are weighing their vote a bit more carefully this year in light of these events.

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Following the Money at the Political National Conventions

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The political conventions are approaching, and hundreds of millions of dollars are flooding into Charlotte, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida. This money isn’t all from the candidates, nor is it from the party’s national leaderships. So where does it come from?

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What Can the GOP Do About Akin? What Should They Do?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Akin continues to insist that he will stay in the race. “The good people of Missouri nominated me, and I’m not a quitter. And my belief is we’re going to take this thing forward. And by the grace of God we’re going to win this race,” Akin said on Mike Huckabee’s radio show yesterday.

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GOP Platform Anti-Abortion Language Includes No Exceptions For Rape, Incest

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Republican Party's platform committee on Tuesday adopted the same anti-abortion language it included in GOP platforms in 2004 and 2008. It seeks passage of a constitutional amendment that would essentially ban abortion. The language includes no exceptions for rape or incest.

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Biden And Ryan Share Faith, But Not Worldview

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The views of vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are strikingly different, but both espouse the same Catholic faith and are reaching out to Christian voters. Their views, which represent opposite wings of their religion, are a reflection of the growing divide among Catholics.

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Thomas Friedman on American Power

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thomas L. Friedman, three-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist and co-author of That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, talks about U.S. leadership in the world and other news.

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George Gilder on 'Wealth and Poverty' and its Influence Today

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Paul Ryan is perhaps best known as the architect of the leading Republican plan to balance the budget. The book that may very well have influenced his economic ideals is George Gilder’s "Wealth and Poverty," a book regarded as the intellectual guide for Reaganomics and the Reagan White House in the 1980s.

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Repercussions of Rep. Todd Akin's "Legitimate Rape" Comment

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

On Sunday, Republican Representative Todd Akin said in an interview that "if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." His gaffe became a top headline by Monday morning and is rumored to have the potential to derail his Senate race.

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New New Deal

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Michael Grunwaldsenior national correspondent for Time Magazine and the author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era,  writes in his new book about how the stimulus package was far more effective than acknowledged.

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Presidential Politics: One Week to GOP Convention

Monday, August 20, 2012

The GOP convention starts in one week, and the election battle lines are starting to be drawn. Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, discusses the sparring over Medicare, Joe Biden's "chains" comments, and GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin's remarks about abortion.

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501(c)(4)s and Politics

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pro Publica reporter, Kim Barker, talks about her reporting on the political activities of "social welfare" non-profits and how they're affecting the election.

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Money Talking: Why Has Wall Street Abandoned President Obama for Mitt Romney?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wall Street threw its support behind Barack Obama in 2008, but this election cycle the tables have turned. Now, it's funneling most of its donations to Mitt Romney and conservative super PACs.

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Romney Says He Paid A Tax Rate Of At Least 13 Percent

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday revealed a bit more about his tax history, telling reporters: "I never paid less than 13 percent" in the past 10 years. The Obama campaign's response: "Prove it."

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Hochul: The Ryan Effect

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Blogger Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, looks at Kathy Hochul's campaigns in 2011 and 2012 and what they might have to say about the effect of Paul Ryan on the national ticket.

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Romney-Ryan 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Governor Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate. To react to this choice and what it'll mean for the Republican ticket, we have Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda. Then, Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, discusses Paul Ryan's background and record. 

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Open Prep: 15 Things to Read, See and Hear About Paul Ryan

Monday, August 13, 2012

Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan for his vice presidential pick. Reihan Salam of the National Review will be discussing the pick on Monday's Brian Lehrer show. In the meantime, here's some background reading on Ryan.

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Choosing Ryan Defines Health Care For GOP Ticket

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Adding Rep. Paul Ryan to the Republican presidential ticket will likely elevate issues like Medicare and Medicaid to the top of the election agenda. Ryan's presence will present the public with a dramatic choice about the role the government should play in health care.

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Romney Names Paul Ryan as Vice Presidential Running Mate

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney introduced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, turning to the architect of a deeply conservative and intensely controversial long-term budget plan to remake Medicare and cut trillions in federal spending.

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In New Ads Focused On Character, Obama And Romney Get Personal

Friday, August 10, 2012

In new ads, President Obama and Mitt Romney seek to raise doubts about each other's character. Romney accuses the president of being willing to do anything to stay president. Obama's ad accuses Romney of making a "blatantly false" claim.

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Meet the Candidates: Dems for CT Senate

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Connecticut Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate Susan Bysiewicz, former Connecticut secretary of state, and Chris Murphy, U.S. Congressman (D-CT-5th), talk about Tuesday's primary election to pick the candidates who will replace Joe Lieberman in the U.S. Senate.

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