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The Takeaway

A Midterm Prediction as The Clock Ticks Down

Monday, November 03, 2014

Election Day is almost upon us, and some wonder what's in store for not just the president, but the Democrats as well. You can also find your polling place here.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The South Unbound Tour

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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WNYC News

Taking On Cory Booker

Friday, October 31, 2014

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Jeff Bell just moved back to NJ after 31 years away. On Tuesday, he’ll be up against one of the most deep-pocketed politicians in the state. Does the social conservative stand a chance?

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: An Election Portrait of Kentucky

Friday, October 31, 2014

Away from the press conferences and rallies, Takeaway Correspondent Todd Zwillich spoke with Kentuckians and found that many feel largely distant from this highly-watched Senate race.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US mid-term elections and their longer term repercussions

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

US mid-term elections and their longer term repercussions

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: Is Georgia Going Purple?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Republicans may be more confident going into the midterms. But Democrats still think they have a chance - even in a few traditionally red states in the South. 

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The Takeaway

Is the GOP Losing Its Lock on Kansas?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kansas has elected Republican senators in every election since 1939. Now the ultimate red state might be poised to elect an independent senator.

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The Takeaway

The Country's Most Expensive Senate Race

Monday, October 20, 2014

In the most expensive Senate race in the country, North Carolina Democrat Kay Hagan is running to retain her Senate seat against Republican Thom Tillis.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Your Complete Guide to The 2014 Midterm Elections

Monday, October 20, 2014

All this hour The Takeaway examines what's at stake ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

The Takeaway

Ebola: The 2014 October Election Surprise

Thursday, October 16, 2014

With midterm elections less than three weeks away, the Ebola virus has emerged as an October political surprise. Politicians aren't afraid to push Ebola fears to win votes.

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The Takeaway

What You Need to Know In the Run Up to Mid-Term Elections

Monday, September 15, 2014

We're in the final stretch ahead of the mid-term elections. To take stock of the issues that could determine the future of Congress, we turn to Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The In the Cloud, No One Knows You're a Dog Edition

Friday, September 05, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Putin's dastardly designs on Ukraine with Slate foreign editor Will Dobson. They also talk about the upcoming midterm elections and the fallout over stolen photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates from Brooklyn Running for a State Senate Seat

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rubain Dorancy and Jesse Hamilton are both vying to fill Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams' old State Senate seat, and they joined us for back-to-back interviews. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Gets to See the CIA Torture Report

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The release of the Senate's massive assessment of the U.S. torture practices has once again been delayed amid argument about who gets to see it, who gets to redact it, and whether the public will ever get to know. Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law University, discusses what comes next.

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The Takeaway

MAP: Breaking The Gridlock in Congress

Friday, August 01, 2014

The midterm elections aren't until November, but the stakes are high. Republicans are feeling confident that they can win back control of the Senate, which would put them in control of both houses of Congress.

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The Takeaway

The 2014 Midterms: The Open Races to Watch

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We continue our game of Texas Hold'em —Senate elections style—and take a look at how the battle for the United Sates Senate might go. Today the deck is stacked with races with open seats, where incumbents are retiring, leaving the door wide-open for a new candidate.

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The Takeaway

A Different Kind of Senate Candidate

Monday, July 28, 2014

Gil Fulbright may have is very own campaign bus, but Gil won’t be featured on the ballot come November, because he’s not even a real person. He’s a satirical character, a product of the bi-partisan organization Represent.Us, designed to highlight the corrupting influence of big money in politics.

 

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The Takeaway

Plagiarism: From High School to Congress

Friday, July 25, 2014

The advent of the internet has had a profound impact on the rate of student plagiarism. From high school to graduate school, the impulse to copy-paste a sentence here and a paragraph there has only grown over the last few decades. 

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On The Media

You Can Watch Congress Edit Wikipedia

Friday, July 11, 2014

A number of Twitter bots are monitoring Wikipedia edits made from national legislatures around the world. 

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The Takeaway

VA Scandal Drives Senators Towards Reform

Thursday, June 05, 2014

The Veterans Affairs scandal has caused outrage across the political spectrum. But lately, Republicans and Democrats alike have been crying for reform. This week, senators are introducing a bill that aims to fix some of the endemic problems with the veteran healthcare system. 

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