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The Takeaway

Chris Christie Will Be Republican National Convention's Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been announced as the keynote speaker for the Republican National Convention, which begin in Tampa on August 27.

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The Takeaway

The Power of a Petition

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It was just a month ago that The Takeaway spoke to Carole Simpson about being the first, and only, female to have ever moderated a presidential debate. Just yesterday, The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that she would not be the last.

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The Takeaway

The All Male Presidential Election of 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In 2008, with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and Sarah Palin's vice presidential candidacy, having a female in The Oval Office seemed just around the corner. Yet, with Governor Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for vice president, we are once again looking at an all-male ticket.

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The Takeaway

The Agenda: Paul Ryan, Syria and Post-Olympics London

Monday, August 13, 2012

This week, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan travel to Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio and Florida. The United States' debt is announced on Thursday, and a judge is expected to rule on the voter identification law in Philadelphia.

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The Takeaway

A Guide To the Paul Ryan Budget

Monday, August 13, 2012

Before this weekend, we didn’t know much about what Mitt Romney’s economic policy would look like. But that’s all changed with the announcement of Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan as his running mate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Republicans for CT Senate

Monday, August 13, 2012

Connecticut Republican contenders for U.S. Senate Linda McMahonformer CEO of WWE, and Christopher Shaysformer Congressman (R CT 4th), talk about Tuesday's primary election to pick the candidates to replace Joe Lieberman.

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The Takeaway

Looking at the Romney-Ryan Ticket

Monday, August 13, 2012

What are the political consequence of having Paul Ryan on the Republican ticket? How will it make a difference in November?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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WNYC News

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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The Takeaway

Conservatives Push for a Romney-Ryan Ticket

Friday, August 10, 2012

Election Day is less than 100 days away, and the pressure is on Mitt Romney to announce a running mate. Many conservatives think Rep. Paul Ryan fits the bill.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Party Is Over

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Former Republican Congressional staffer Mike Lofgren talks about why he left Washington after 28 years on Capitol Hill. His book The Party Is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted is based on an  article Lofgren wrote when he resigned after the debt ceiling crisis, and is a humorous but impassioned exposé of what he thinks is wrong with Washington.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Influential Karl Rove

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Vanity Fair contributing editor Craig Unger traces Karl Rove’s influence on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign through the money he has raised with a network of super-PACs and nonprofits—a figure approaching $1 billion—and through his allies in advisory positions on the campaign. His article “Boss Rove” appears in the September 2012 issues of the magazine. Craig Unger's book Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove's Secret Kingdom of Power will be published by Scribner in September.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Big Data Election

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Micah Sifry, co-founder of Tech President, discusses how the last election was all about social media, and this year's election is all about gathering data.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Taxing Campaign

Thursday, August 02, 2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney are going back and forth on their respective tax strategies. Ruben Navarette, nationally syndicated columnist and CNN contributor, talks about the latest in the pre-convention presidential campaign.

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The Takeaway

Finding the Intersection of Politics and the Stock Market

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

There is an 82 percent accuracy rate when the S&P stocks rise in an election year, the incumbent President wins, and if prices fall he will lose. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC, joins the show to discuss how market numbers seem to influence voters.

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It's A Free Country ®

Anna in the Swing States: Fighting for Ohio's Narrowest Margins

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

To win this state again in 2012, the Obama campaign must hold on to the advantages it gained outside the state’s traditional Democratic strongholds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anna Sale Swingstate Roundup

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's A Free Country politics reporter Anna Sale discusses what she learned on her trip to the swing states that will help decide the 2012 election.

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WNYC News

As Deadline Looms, Obama Hits NYC for Campaign Funds

Monday, July 30, 2012

Both presidential campaigns are touting the importance of Tuesday’s July fundraising deadline as the race enters the last 100 days. While Mitt Romney was in Europe, President Barack Obama came to New York City Monday night for a big ticket fundraiser at a boutique hotel in the Flatiron District.  The well-heeled attendees arrived expressing enthusiasm, as well as urgency.

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