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Guest blogger David Wall Rice: Speeches, personalities and reality

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Smooth. Clever. Measured. Black — well, half black — not quite as scary as all black. He’s different but similar, and all the groovy cats want to be down with him — John Hope Franklin, Jay-Z, ScarJo, The Kennedys, Oprah, Brad Pitt, even Abdul-Jabbar.
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Primary focus shifts to tiny Guam

Friday, May 02, 2008

Guamanians head to the primary polls on Saturday...

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How the emotional experience of speech is shaping the election

Friday, May 02, 2008

Morehouse psychology professor David Wall Rice chats with us about the presidential candidates, their personal histories and their speeches.

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The Takeaway

Day three in Indiana

Friday, May 02, 2008

Takeaway political director Andrea Bernstein joins us from the heartland.

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Campaign dispatches from the Indiana heartland

Thursday, May 01, 2008

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The Takeaway

Obama and the electability question

Thursday, May 01, 2008

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Takeaway Political Director Andrea Bernstein blogs from the Democratic primary campaign trail in Indiana

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Indiana is the first big state since Missouri to be a big question mark — and the first one with so much attention paid to it since Iowa or New Hampshire. I'll be traveling the state for three days, roughly driving down I-65 from Gary to the border of Louisville, stopping in at diners and gathering places to talk to Hoosiers about what's on their mind as this key election rapidly approaches.
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Photo ID, e-voting, popular vote... How would you improve voting?

Monday, April 28, 2008

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that Indiana can require government-issued photo identification when voting. It's a win for Republicans in an election year.

Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that states such as Indiana have an obligation to prevent fraud in close races, and that heading to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to get the free photo IDs is no burden for voters.

Which leads us to our Takeaway question: Tell us one thing that would improve the election process for you, the voter.

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Guest blogger Vincent Williams: And blacks will vote for...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Well, now that we’ve finally moved on from the Pennsylvania primary, and all of the media attention paid to the white working class, the most important bloc of voters, like, ever, to Pennsylvania, we’re moving on to North Carolina. And I can’t wait to have the same lavish, dare I say, slavish attention paid to me, the black voter.
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The Takeaway

The gun-store vote in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

John Hockenberry of The Takeaway takes the political pulse of the gun-toting electorate at a Cabela's in Hamburg, Pa.
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Pennsylvania heads to primary polls

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pennsylvania democrats headed to the polls Tuesday. Will this be Clinton's last stand? Voter turnout is expected to shatter previous records.

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"Mommy, could you please vote for McCain?"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Takeaway asked students from Mrs. Jan Kunkel's fifth-grade class in Boiling Springs, Pa., to lobby their parents in the lead-up to the Pennsylvania primary.

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Will "bitter" voters wound Barack?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Barack Obama called voters "bitter," but will voters be bitter to him? Columbia law professor Nate Persily talks with us about how comments like this affect a presidential race that has become increasingly contentious in tone.

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The Takeaway

A missed message? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. forty years on

Friday, April 04, 2008

Has our vision of Dr. King's message been sanitized by the passing of time? We've all heard, "I have a dream." In a less-well known speech, King said, "There comes a time when a man must take the position that it is neither safe nor politic nor popular — but he must take it because it is right..."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

John McCain in 2000

Monday, September 25, 2000

Sen. John McCain spoke with Leonard in September 2000 about his memoir, Faith of My Fathers. He discussed his family's naval background, his time in POW camps, as well as his own presidential ambitions for the 2000 election.

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