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On Being

Sen. Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin — Political Bridge People

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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On Being

[Unedited] Pete Domenici and Alice Rivlin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Binders and Binders and Binders Gabfest

Friday, October 19, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Town Hall Brawl: Did Obama successfully neutralize lingering questions about Libya and did Romney lose points among the many binders full of women?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Joe Biden on the Leonard Lopate Show in 2007

Friday, October 12, 2012

Having watched Vice President Joe Biden debate Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan last night (you can hear Andy Borowitz's take on the night here), we thought we'd post the audio from Leonard's 2007 conversation with then-Senator Joe Biden. He doesn't call Leonard his friend, but he does call him a wise guy.

Joe Biden on the Lopate Show in 2007

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Barcalounger Gabfest

Friday, October 12, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and special guest Jacob Weisberg. This week: Biden/Ryan debate, Romney bounces back and SCOTUS revisits affirmative action.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Media Is Skewing the Polls Gabfest

Friday, September 28, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Has Romney imploded? Is the media gunning for Obama? Is the Senate up for grabs?

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Moochers, Beggars and Parasites Gabfest

Friday, September 21, 2012

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Romney fingers freeloaders, author Sasha Issenberg explains The Victory Lab and SCOTUS officiates gay marriage.

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The Takeaway

One Message for Voters, Another for Donors

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under sharp attacks from his opponents on the left, after a video leaked this week in which Romney referred to 47 percent of Americans as "victims," who are dependent of the government.

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The Takeaway

Have Swing State Voters Made Up Their Minds?

Friday, September 14, 2012

This past week, Anna Sale caught up with some swing voters to find out if their views have changed since the convention.

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On The Media

Covering the Totally Predictable Conventions

Friday, September 07, 2012

Political conventions used to be places where decisions were made and delegates truly participated. Now, they are just a series of scripted speeches covered by the media as though they are breaking news stories. Bob reflects on the last two weeks of this modern convention style.

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The Takeaway

Political Scientists Cover the Election in a New Book, Published in Real Time

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

In a new approach to finding out how politicians win elections,"The Gamble," a book by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck, offers a real time analysis of the election. The e-book is being updated as the campaign unfolds, and draws upon data about the economy, public opinion, and news coverage.

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Soundcheck

Romney Campaign Hits The Panic Switch, And It Hits Back

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It is happening again: a political campaign uses a song to pump up the crowd - apparently without really listening first.  And the band says no way. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

A contentious running mate

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A contentious running mate

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: 25 Sex Moves He Secretly Wishes You'd Try Edition

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Slate critics Julia Turner, Dana Stevens and John Swansburg discuss the death of Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown, the new film The Campaign starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, and the merits of swimming in all its forms and venues.

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The Takeaway

Campaign Slogans from This Moment Forward

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Presidential campaign slogans: we’ve come to know them, love them, loathe them, and in some cases, completely forget them. Some slogans, like Warren G. Harding’s "Cox and Cocktails," sound perplexing in hindsight. And then there’s President Obama’s new slogan, simply “Forward.” Kathleen Hall Jamieson specializes in political language and rhetoric.

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The Takeaway

John Edwards Corruption Trial: Day 4 on the Stand for Former Aide Andrew Young

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Today is the third day of the federal corruption trial of former Senator John Edwards, who is charged with violating campaign finance law. Edwards allegedly used money given to him by wealthy supporters to hide his affair with Rielle Hunter and their subsequent love child while running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. Yesterday, the defense cross-examined Edwards' former aide Andrew Young – who had testified that Edwards directed him to use funds from donors to take care of Ms. Hunter. Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, was in the courtroom yesterday.

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The Takeaway

Political Ads on Public Broadcasting?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Public broadcasting doesn't have commercials. It has underwriting announcements — and few of them at that. But that's about to change, now that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the FCC violated the First Amendment when it blocked public broadcasters from airing political advertisements. Jeffrey Rosen, professor of Law at George Washington University, describes how the ruling could change the face of public radio and TV.

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The Takeaway

How Obama's Campaign Video Stacks Up, Politically and Cinematically

Friday, March 16, 2012

The biographical campaign film has a long and proud place in U.S. political theater: from 1952's "The Man from Abilene," about Eisenhower, to 1992's "The Man from Hope," about Bill Clinton, these films have become an essential part of the campaign season. They not only try to appeal to voters' political concerns, they also try to cement in their minds an impression of the candidates' personalities.

The Obama campaign released a 17-minute documentary-style film last night called "The Road We've Traveled." It's narrated by Tom Hanks and directed by David Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of "An Inconvenient Truth." What does it have to offer, politically and cinematically?

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Features

WATCH | Obama Campaign Releases 'Road We've Traveled' Documentary

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The campaign released The Road We've Traveled on Thursday night. The 17-minute short looks at President Obama's achievements since he's been in office. Watch the film by Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for 'Superman') here.

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Features

WATCH | Music Videos for the 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates

Monday, March 12, 2012

A campaign season would not be complete without music. Watch official campaign and fan videos made in support of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates here.

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