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Election 2012

The Leonard Lopate Show

Afghanistan and the Presidential Debate

Monday, October 22, 2012

Joshua Hersh, who covers foreign policy for the Huffington Post, discusses the latest on what’s happening in Afghanistan and the role  it will play (or not) in tonight’s presidential debate.

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The Takeaway

Obama and Romney Prepare for Debate in Boca Raton, Epicenter of Financial Crisis

Monday, October 22, 2012

In 1994, a group of young J.P. Morgan bankers met for a weekend retreat in the South Florida city of Boca Raton, a fateful trip during which the bankers first conceived of credit derivatives, a creative financial tool that helped hasten the recession. President Obama and Governor Romney debate in Boca Raton today. Financial Times editor Gillian Tett explores the beginning of the financial crisis.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: War on Women?

Monday, October 22, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. >Today: The role of women as an "interest group" in the election. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tonight's Foreign Policy Debate

Monday, October 22, 2012

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, WNYC contributor and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, explains what to look for in tonight's final presidential debate, which centers on foreign affairs.

 

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WNYC News

Foreign Policy Experts Weigh in: What to Expect in the Final Presidential Debate

Monday, October 22, 2012

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President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will tackle foreign policy issues in Monday’s third and final presidential debate – meaning a nuclear Iran, the future of Syria, negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and China's relationship to the United States are all fair game.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Planet Money's Perfect Presidential Candidate

Monday, October 22, 2012

Robert Smith, reporter for NPR's Planet Money, discusses the Planet Money project to design a presidential candidate who embraces economic policies both the right and the left can agree on.

 

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Town Hall Brawl Edition

Saturday, October 20, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists discuss the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. On the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about the movie Argo, its political topicality and Hollywood satire, and the career resurrection of director Ben Affleck.

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The Takeaway

Obama and Romney Set Aside Campaign for Comedy

Friday, October 19, 2012

Last night, President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney set aside their contentious campaign for comedy, at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner. Pete Dominick, host of the radio show Stand Up! on Sirius XM and a contributor to CNN, grades their performances.

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The Takeaway

Pennsylvania Takes a Back Seat in the Swing State Frenzy

Friday, October 19, 2012

Battleground states can make or break a candidate's election, but this season, some typically contentious regions are being left off the map. Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason and political reporter James O'Toole discuss where the Keystone State stands when its out of the political spotlight.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama and Romney at Al Smith Dinner

Friday, October 19, 2012

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and Political Gabfest Radio panelist, comments on the current state of the presidential campaign, including last night's Al Smith Dinner that brought both candidates to NYC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ralph Nader's Solutions

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ralph Nader, political activist and author of The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future, talks about his new book and reflects on the current political climate in this election year.

 

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WNYC News

Cuomo Tapped to Campaign in Swing States

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo will be hitting the campaign trail in the coming weeks for President Barack Obama.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jill Stein's Green Party Run

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president, discusses her candidacy and her take on the important issues.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: America and the Americas

Thursday, October 18, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: U.S.-Mexican and U.S.-Latin American interactions and foreign policy issues close to home. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Maria Hinojosa on Election 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR's Latino USA and co-anchor of Need to Know on PBS, talks about the presidential campaign.

→ Event: Hinojosa will be featured tonight at the New School in a panel that will discuss the politics surrounding latino voters in this year's election. Find out more here.

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The Takeaway

Negative Campaigns and Big Money: Election Season in the Ancient World

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Attack ads have become part and parcel of the modern political process, but it turns out negative campaigning has a much longer history, one that began centuries ago. Ellen Millender, professor of classics and humanities at Reed College explains why Greek and Roman politicians might feel at home in modern Washington. 

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The Takeaway

Can the Government Create Jobs?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In Tuesday night’s presidential debate there was much discussion about job creation, but it was the comments of one of our independent voters in Ohio, Dan Starr, that really set a lot of listeners off. "The government doesn't create any jobs — they really don't," he said. "That's the job of the private sector." Is Dan right?

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The Takeaway

Black Pastors Campaign Against Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 18, 2012

President Obama has a wide base of support among African Americans, but a group of conservative black pastors are coming out in opposition to Barack Obama in response to his endorsement of gay marriage. Reverend Delman Coates, the pastor at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Maryland, is not one of them.

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The Takeaway

Recapping the Second Presidential Debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Two weeks ago, conservatives and liberals alike declared Governor Romney the undisputed winner of the last presidential debate, as pundits claimed he portrayed strength and confidence in the face of a timid and unfocused President Obama. But did he fare as well this time around? Or did President Obama bounce back? Josh Treviño, conservative pundit and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, weighs in.

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