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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Is Romney's debate victory a game-changer?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Is Romney's debate victory a game-changer?

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Soundcheck

Check Ahead: The Citizens Band, 'Grab A Root And Growl'

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Citizens Band is a New York political cabaret group featuring Rain Phoenix, Karen Elson and Zoe Kravitz. The group's debut, Grab A Root and Growl, is a collection of democracy-themed songs meant to fire up the voting masses in this election year. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through September 18th.

 

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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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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

After the conventions: the race for the White House

Thursday, September 06, 2012

After the conventions: the race for the White House

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The Truth

That's Democracy

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

A teacher gives his students lesson about democracy that they'll never forget. Performed by Peter McNerney as Mr. Mohr, Russ Armstrong as Eric, and Alexis Lambright as Margaret, with  Fiona Bradford, Teddy Shivers, Oscar Montoya, and Ben Jones as...

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On Being

Joanna Brooks — Mormons Demystified [remix]

Thursday, August 23, 2012

oanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joanna Brooks with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 23, 2012

oanna Brooks has become a go-to voice during our national inspection of Mormonism in this presidential campaign. She opens a window on Mormonism as an evolving and far from monolithic faith.

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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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The Truth

Third Party

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Mike Coleman is an independent candidate running for Congress, and he's finally getting some attention... from a serial killer. Performed by Ed Herbstman, Chet Siegel, Rick Adrews, Nick Kanellis, Louis Kornfeld, Amy Warren,...

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The Takeaway

Should Voting Be Mandatory?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's no secret that voter turnout in America is low, hovering around 50 percent. But Norman Ornstein is trying to change that. He's a columnist for Roll Call and wrote “The U.S. should require all citizens to vote” for The Atlantic.

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The Takeaway

Obama's Lead Grows in Swing States

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pundits and pollsters are calling it a dead heat, but November's election may not be as close as it seems. Whichever way swing states lean could mean the victory for either of the candidates, and current polling data shows President Obama with a significant lead in those battleground regions.

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The Takeaway

PRI's Peña Nieto Appears to Win Mexico's Presidential Election

Monday, July 02, 2012

After ruling Mexico for 71 years before being ousted in 2000, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, also known as the PRI, saw a remarkable comeback on Sunday when their candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, won the presidential election. Peña Nieto was favored to win in the race against Andrés Manuel López Orador, the leftist candidate. 

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The Takeaway

Politics and Voting in a Militarized Mexico

Monday, June 25, 2012

All this week, The Takeaway reports on the upcoming presidential elections in Mexico, a country trying to cope with a number of pressing problems. Peter O’Dowd, news director of KJZZ in Arizona, discusses the candidates and the situation on the ground. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egypt’s revolution rolled back?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Egypt’s revolution rolled back?

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The Takeaway

Greek Wine Exports Thriving Due to Internal Turbulence

Monday, June 18, 2012

Everyone is aware of the current Greek economic crisis, but they may be surprised to learn that the Greek wine industry is doing well. Because of the economic crisis and the recession in the domestic market, Greek wineries have started to export their wines.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Another tumultuous week for the eurozone

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another tumultuous week for the eurozone

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The Takeaway

Tailoring the Candidates to You — Specifically You — Through Social Media

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Politico reported last week that the Obama campaign employs over 150 social media experts who reach deep into data available through social media profiles and craft ads targeted at specific types of potential voters. Some experts claim advertising tailored to voters will determine the outcome of the campaigns. But there’s also the possibility that more specific advertising efforts will only increase the cynicism or apathy of some potential voters.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Egypt's presidential election

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Egypt's presidential election

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The Takeaway

Obama's Gay Marriage Position Mobilizes Latino Supporters

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Not surprisingly, President Obama’s announcement last week in support of same-sex marriage appeared to mobilize his gay supporters. But, contrary to what some might expect, it also appeared to mobilize his Latino supporters, regardless of their sexual orientation.

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The Takeaway

Milwaukee Mayor to Challenge Gov. Scott Walker

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Democrats in Wisconsin chose Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for the upcoming recall election against Governor Scott Walker, which is set for June 5. It's been well over a year since Gov. Walker first earned the wrath of Wisconsin Democrats after backing a bill removing collective bargaining rights from public sector union members. In a proud union state like Wisconsin, the position was met with quick and enduring fury from Democrats and demands for a recall election. Shawn Johnson, Capitol Reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio, explains what's happened since.

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