Presidential Election

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Why CEOs Run for President

Friday, May 01, 2015

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is expected to announce she's joining the race. Why do business leaders believe they are uniquely qualified to run the country?  

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The Takeaway

Sen. Rand Paul Enters the Race for 2016

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Today, Senator Rand Paul declared his candidacy for president of the United States. How will his political legacy in Kentucky translate to the national stage? 

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Money Talking

Trading Pantsuits for Hoodies

Friday, March 27, 2015

A move by Wall Street's top female executive for a job at Google could mean finance isn't the biggest game in town anymore.


The Christie Tracker Podcast

'Grave Concerns' with Common Core

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As New Jersey kids gear up for their first PARCC exams, is Gov. Christie even behind the Common Core? Also, on a recent New Hampshire trip, he unveiled a presidential platform.

The Takeaway

Mitt in 2016? The GOP Is Torn

Thursday, January 15, 2015

With other establishment candidates gearing up for a possible race in 2016, some in the GOP seem less than thrilled about yet another comeback for Mitt. 

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The Takeaway

The New High-Tech Political Tools Every Voter Should Know About

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The brains behind the 2014 and 2016 elections are hard at work figuring out how best to harness the latest and greatest technology to help their candidates win. So what high-tech tools can you expect to be targeted with?

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The Takeaway

Is This the Next GOP Presidential Candidate?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A handful of conservative politicians have already shown interest in running on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. One name being brought up in many circles is Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. His new book reads like a campaign manifesto, but Carson insists that he's not running.

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New Jersey News

Will Bridgegate Impact Christie's Chances in 2016?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

We know it's early, but we thought we'd take a look ahead to 2016.

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The Takeaway

Listener Share their Hopes for the Next Four Years

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

"In the next four years, I want my country to _________." The day after the presidential election, many Takeaway listeners had an easy answer to that question: Get along. Other listeners said it was time for both parties to learn a few lessons and move on. Some listeners called with long policy to-do lists, while others while yet others proposed that President Obama revisit his "team of rivals" strategy.


The Takeaway

Will Hurricane Sandy Change Your Vote?

Thursday, November 01, 2012

With much of the hurricane damage in the country’s largest media market, the plight of New Yorkers is sure to dominate the news cycle for weeks — if not months. But could the effects of the hurricane extend beyond the flood zones and power grids?  Could it decide a presidency?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Campaign Crunch Time

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Susan Page, USA Today Washington bureau chief, talks about the presidential election, plus the battle for control of the House and Senate.

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The Takeaway

Advocacy Group Fights Voter Suppression

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

As election day nears there are almost always reports of voter suppression and intimidation. The tactics vary from election to election, making them difficult to predict or counteract. But that’s exactly what Eric Marshall, manager of legal mobilization for Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law works to do.

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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.



Students Use Debate to Master the Issues

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A debate class is using the presidential election to learn not only the craft of good debating but also the policy issues.

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Krulwich Wonders: Obama's Secret Weapon in the South - Small, Dead, but Still Kickin'

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Robert goes way, way, way back in time for some political insights...and finds a surprising factor: plankton. Take a look at how geology makes a mark on political maps of the Deep South.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: What Business Leaders Want in the Next Presidential Debate

Friday, October 05, 2012

The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney focused on jobs and the economy but left some pundits asking for more specifics.

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The Takeaway

Don't Mention It: Patriot Act

Thursday, October 04, 2012

How did this hot issue become a non-issue? Has the country forgotten about the Patriot Act? Or do the candidates just hope that we have? Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University's School of Law takes a closer look as part of The Takeaway's Don't Mention It Series.

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The Takeaway

How Are Independent Voters Responding to Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Late Monday, Mother Jones released video surreptitiously shot during a fundraiser for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in May. Romney’s team response was swift, but he stood by those remarks. What are independent voters saying in response?

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The Takeaway

Have Swing State Voters Made Up Their Minds?

Friday, September 14, 2012

This past week, Anna Sale caught up with some swing voters to find out if their views have changed since the convention.

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The Takeaway

A Democratic Politician Turned Republican Star

Thursday, August 30, 2012

In 2008 former congressman Artur Davis gave a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention seconding the nomination of then presidential candidate Barack Obama. On Tuesday night, Davis spoke again at a party convention, but this time for the Republicans, in firm opposition to his former friend.

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