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The Takeaway

The 2012 Election Fight for Who Will Control the Senate

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the fight for control of the Senate and the key races to watch in the November election.

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Post-Convention, Swing Voters Unswayed

Friday, September 14, 2012

Swing voters we met earlier this summer are still leaning the same ways they were weeks ago, but now their fuzzy instincts and impressions are crystallizing, revealing partisan battle lines that would have been wholly unpredictable four years ago.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: How to Grow the Economy

Friday, September 14, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg of Planet Money and Manoush Zamorodi of WNYC's New Tech City on how government measures can boost the economy and move Americans towards an end of the Great Recession. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Takeaway

How Voter ID Laws Could Affect the 2012 Elections

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear a controversial case that's been winding its way through the state's courts throughout the summer. The case will determine the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voter ID law, but Pennsylvania is in good company: over a dozen state legislatures have enacted voter identification requirements over the past year.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The Early Days of Bain Capital

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger looks at the early days of Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Mitt Romney ran in the early 1990s. The firm’s work in turning around Staples is well known, but Bain was also sued several times for buying companies and selling them for a profit, without paying a finder’s fee.

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The Takeaway

Highlighting Poverty in the 2012 Election

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, politicians have largely ignored poverty as an issue, so Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are hitting the road to expose the problems facing the American poor.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Libya Tragedy Reminder of Foreign Policy in 2012 Race

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

These aren't areas where candidates can rail against each other because they aren't topics that can be resolved with an easily chant-able slogan.  So it's safer for both sides to leave them out of the debates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NYS Senate District 31

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guillermo Linares, NYS Assembly Member seeking Democratic nomination for Senate, and Adriano Espaillat, New York State Senator (District 31) incumbent, discuss Thursday's contested primary for the upper Manhattan State Senate district.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Michael Lewis on "Obama's Way"

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Michael Lewis talks about his interviews with President Obama, who he spoke with multiple times over six months—on Air Force One, in the Oval Office, and on the basketball court. Lewis’s article “Obama’s Way,” in the October issue of Vanity Fair, covers the president’s views of his life in the White House, the high price that comes with the job of being the president, his responsibilities, and his relationship with the news media.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Did Barack Obama Save Ohio?”

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Matt Bai, The New York Times Magazine’s chief political correspondent, investigates the state of Ohio, and whether it was Obama’s auto bailout that saved Ohio from falling off the cliff or the policies of the Republican Governor, or if it was something else entirely. He argues that the answer could decide the next presidency. His article “Did Barack Obama Save Ohio?” appears in the September 9 issue of the magazine.

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The Takeaway

How the Romney-Ryan Ticket Can Pull Ahead by November

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We’re less than two months away from the day when we elect our next president of the United States and as things currently stand, President Obama holds a slight lead in the polls. In order to pull ahead, what will the Romney-Ryan ticket have to do?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Craig Unger on Boss Rove

Monday, September 10, 2012

Investigative reporter Craig Unger discusses the comeback of GOP boss Karl Rove, the brilliant political operator whose partisanship earned him the moniker “Bush’s Brain.” Unger’s book Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power is detailed account of how Rove has quietly become the greatest Republican power broker in the country, able to mobilize immense sums through the SuperPAC American Crossroads and similar organizations, and channel that money on behalf of Republican candidates.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Post-Convention Campaign Season

Monday, September 10, 2012

Now that the conventions and summer vacations are over, the "real" campaigning begins. Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, looks ahead. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Anna Sale on the President's Speech

Friday, September 07, 2012

WNYC's Anna Sale talks about President Obama's speech last night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

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The Takeaway

Follow Friday: The Democratic National Convention

Friday, September 07, 2012

As the Democratic National Convention wrapped up last night with President Barack Obama accepting his Party's nomination, Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican strategist, and Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and Truman Capote Law and Media fellow at Yale Law School, reflect on the DNC, and look ahead to November. 

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The Takeaway

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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The Takeaway

What Did the Democrats Leave Out?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Political conventions are all about the speeches and the strategic messaging being sent out to the American people. After three long nights of speeches at the Democratic National Convention, thousands of words were uttered on stage. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich patrolled the convention floor in Charlotte and asked attendees what words and messages they had not heard.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andy Borowitz on the Conventions

Friday, September 07, 2012

Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report on the newyorker.com, talks about what we learned from the conventions.

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WNYC News

Asking for 2nd Term, Obama Says Nation Will Recover

Thursday, September 06, 2012

His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation's stubborn economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, "Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met."

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It's A Free Country ®

Obama Campaign Recruiting Voting Law Watchdogs

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Just before former President Bill Clinton left the stage in Charlotte, he made sure to add voting rights protection to his list of reasons to reelect President Obama.

“If you want every American to vote and you think it's wrong to change voting procedures just to reduce the turnout of younger, poorer, minority and disabled voters, you should support Barack Obama,” Clinton said as he wrapped up his speech.

It's not just Clinton. In the final hours of the Democratic convention, the Obama campaign is making voting rights enforcement a key part of the closing pitch to activists before they scatter from Charlotte.

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