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The political crisis is not over: Zimbabwean leaders are deadlocked

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last week, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe shook hands with his rival, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangarai. Hopes a deal would end deadly harassment, allegedly sponsored by Mugabe's government, are on hold: On Monday, Mugabe's negotiators said they were returning home.

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On The Media

The Media Hearts Obama?

Friday, July 25, 2008

All three network anchors and dozens of other reporters followed Barack Obama on his whirlwind tour through the Mideast and Europe this week, sparking humor-infused complaints from the John McCain campaign. Project for Excellence in Journalism Director Tom Rosenstiel says there's nothing new about ...

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Blogging While Brown is the first conference for bloggers of color

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Blogging While Brown conference is on until Sunday, where, for the first time, bloggers of color from around the world have united in Atlanta to discuss their influence on the media and elections.

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McCain to media: "What about me?"

Thursday, July 24, 2008

With Barack Obama abroad you’d think that would mean more media attention at home for John McCain. But that’s not how things have worked out. What does exactly does John McCain have to do to get a little media lovin’ this week?

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McCain's campaign takes aim at Obama's foreign-policy weaknesses

Monday, July 21, 2008

With Barack Obama on a mid-campaign Middle East tour, John McCain is in the United States on the offense, pitching Obama's lack of foreign policy and national security experience as weaknesses. Can Obama put those concerns to rest and force McCain to defend the GOP record on the economy?

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Barack Obama makes travel plans for Europe and the Middle East

Friday, July 18, 2008

Obama’s first major trip overseas next week is drawing major media attention, though the itinerary is still a mystery. Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom, have been mentioned as possible stops, and three TV networks — CBS, ABC and NBC — have requested that their nightly news anchors tag along.

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Future politicians will have to face the ghosts of their Facebook pasts

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A generation from now, America will be electing its first president from the Facebook and MySpace age — and, oh, what fun that’ll be. Didn’t inhale? Well, Bill Clinton’s Facebook page may have told a different tale, as it will for the nation’s youngest politicians. Wait, it already has.

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McCain and Obama vie for Latino vote with contrasting immigration policies

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Guest: Fernando Pizarro, Univision

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Echoes of the 1970's in the U.S. economy and the U.S. presidential race

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Guest: Gideon Rachman, Financial Times

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John McCain takes campaign detour in Latin America to tackle drugs, free trade

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Guest: Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times

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Everyday voters show the messy business of modern elections in new documentary

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Democracy is messy business and few places illustrate that better than the polls. On November 2, 2004, director Katy Chevigny set out to capture a cross-section of American voters, in hopes of moving beyond the horse race and red-state–blue-state debates. “Election Day” focuses on 11 American stories and locales, where Chevigny’s team shot simultaneously from dawn into midnight. The director says the issues and problems she captured four years ago are even more relevant today. “Election Day” airs tonight on PBS on P.O.V.

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe sworn in after winning one-man election

Monday, June 30, 2008

Guest: Martin Plaut, BBC

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Two Clinton voters remain skeptical of Obama and Democratic unity

Friday, June 27, 2008

Guests: Maggie Wellington and John Vivo, Clinton supporters, and Mike Obarto, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in Unity Township, Pa.

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After a months-long standoff, the Senate confirms members to election watchdog

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Guest: Craig Holman, Public Citizen

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An update on the 2008 presidential campaign

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Guest: Adam Nagourney

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Zimbabwean election to proceed without MDC's Tsvangirai to oppose Mugabe

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Guest: Roy Bennett, Movement for Democratic Change

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How do you get your election news?

Monday, June 23, 2008

The times they are a-changin'. It’s a quick-hit, fast-paced world and getting information isn’t what it used to be. For a professor in Atlanta, this historic election cycle has been a chance to watch how new and first-time voters have become engaged with the democratic process—and the tools they are using to stay informed.

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Tsvangirai is out. For Zimbabwe, now what?

Monday, June 23, 2008

Zimbabwe’s campaign of violence, torture and intimidation of opposition supporters appears to have worked. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has dropped out of Zimbabwe’s hotly contested presidential runoff. What happens now?

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An update on the opposition's plans in Zimbabwe's runoff election

Friday, June 20, 2008

Guest: Peter Greste, BBC News, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Though Clinton is out, 2008 is still a year for women in politics

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

America is 84th in the world for the number of women in office. While Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House may have ended, it has invigorated women throughout the nation to seek a place in elected office. The Takeaway talks to political guru Andrea Bernstein about how more women are throwing their hats into the political ring.

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