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Jonathan Capehart on the Democrats' Message

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Jonathan Capehart, of the Washington Post, talks about what we've heard from the Democratic National Convention so far.

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Anna Sale on the Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

WNYC's Anna Sale gives an update on what's happening today in Charlotte and what to expect at the Democratic National Convention.

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Race and the Election

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about the role race is playing in this year’s election. His latest article in the September issue of The Atlantic is called “Fear of a Black President.” We’ll look at how race is or is not playing a role in this year’s campaign

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Political Strategy and the Middle Class

Monday, September 03, 2012

Political strategist James Carville and pollster Stan Greenberg argue that Washington and Wall Street have made life difficult for the average American. In It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! Carville and Greenberg make the case that our political parties must admit their failures and that voters must reclaim their voice.

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Swing Voters

Friday, August 31, 2012

Forty percent of all American voters are Independents. They make up the largest voting bloc in the nation and have determined the outcome of every election since World War II. Linda Killian talks about the swing voters around the country—who they are and what they want from their government and elected officials. She’s the author of The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents.

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Day Three of the Republican National Convention

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, WNYC special correspondent, author of How to Be Black, and former director of digital at The Onion, reports on how the Republican National Convention is going so far and what we can expect for the closing night.

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Jonathan Capehart on the Convention

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jonathan Capehart, of the Washington Post, discusses the speeches so far at the Republican National Convention and how the week in Tampa has shaped the election so far.

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Delegates at the Convention

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

WNYC’s Anna Sale tells us what delegates are talking about at the Republican National Convention.

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Paul Ryan's Past and Future

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Trip Gabriel, who has covered Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan for the New York Times, talks about Ryan’s political career and what he brings to the Romney campaign.

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Baratunde Thurston on the Scene in Tampa

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Baratunde Thurston, WNYC special correspondent, author of How to Be Black, and former director of digital at The Onion, talks about the first day of the Republican National Convention and what to expect this week in Tampa.

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At the Republican National Convention

Monday, August 27, 2012

WNYC’s Bob Hennelly gives us an update from the Republican National Convention and what to expect from the party this week.

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