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Obama victory

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

In an historic night, Democrat Barack Obama won the 2008 race for the presidency. Essence editor Patrik Henry Bass reflects from New York City, and WBEZ Chicago Public Radio's Ben Calhoun gives a first-hand account of Obama's victory rally from Chicago.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Election Day 2008: Hour Two

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Daniel Moulthrop, from WCPN Cleveland Public Radio's "Sound of Ideas" public affairs show, talks about the swing state of Ohio,

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Eduardo de Oliveira, reporter for the New England Ethnic Newswire at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and the Nashua Telegraph, as well as ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Election Day 2008: Hour One

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Bo Lipari, executive director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting speaks about voting problems--and what voters can do about them--in New York and elsewhere.

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Bob Hennelly, WNYC reporter, talks about the races in New Jersey--and why he thinks the Garden State is at a ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Political Projections: The Bush Years on Film

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Find out how the film industry has responded to the Bush years. The films we look at are:
HBO's "Recount" (2008)
"Rendition" (2007)
"W." (2008)
"D.C. 9/11: Time of Crisis" (2003)

Barbara Kellerman is James McGregor Burns Lecturer ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Every Vote Counts?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Find out whether we can expect all of our votes to be counted accurately today….from early voting problems, to malfunctioning voting machines. Michael Waldman is director of NYU School of Law’s Brennan Center for Justice.

Weigh in: Have you encountered voting problems today? Where do you live?

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The Takeaway

Top campaign catchphrases

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


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The Takeaway

California & same-sex marriage

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Polls are just opening in California, a state which has 17.3 million registered voters. Voters there are weighing in on a controversial ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to ban same sex marriage, known as Proposition 8. The Takeaway checks in with Kitte Felde, a reporter at Southern California Public Radio, on that and other ballot measures.

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The Takeaway

Obama donor

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Almost one year ago, when the presidential field was larger, The Takeaway began calling donors hoping to find the difference between giving a candidate money and giving them your vote. We found Pat Gallagher, a former Republican who changed his affiliation and donated to $500 to Barack Obama.

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The Takeaway

Nevada

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Nevada, a once reliably Republican state, has just 5 electoral college votes, but both candidates are making a play for the state. John McCain, Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama were all there on Monday. Ian Mylchreest, a reporter from KNPR in Nevada, talks about how demographic changes and the economy have put Nevada in play.

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The Takeaway

Election Protection

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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The Takeaway

Senate races

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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The Takeaway

Minnesota Senate race

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

While the presidential election is first and foremost in most voters' minds, voters in Minnesota have been witness to the most expensive — and one of the closest — congressional race in the country. Incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman and Democratic-Farmer-Labor challenger Al Franken have together raised more than $33 million.

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The Takeaway

Demographic change

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Four years ago today, President Bush claimed 51 percent of the popular vote to Kerry's 48 percent, with a margin of about 3.5 million votes. With expanded Republican majorities in Congress, it looked as though the president's blend of free-market economics, cultural conservatism and hawkishness on national security might create long-lasting Republican rule. But political demographer Ruy Teixeira suggests otherwise.

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The Takeaway

Colorado voters

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Colorado has long been a solid red state, but like some other former Republican strongholds, it looks to be leaning Obama's way. Almost half of Colorado's registered voters have already voted. The Takeaway checks in with Rocky Mountain News Radio reporter Bente Birkeland.

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The Takeaway

Georgia races

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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The Takeaway

Our Undecided Voter

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

For months, The Takeaway has been following undecided voters across the county. But one was so particularly evasive, we had to follow him all the way to the voting booth to find out his choice. Our Undecided Voter, Andrew Kupka, joins us from the West Forsythe High School in Cumming, Georgia.

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The Takeaway

Counties that Count

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Takeaway's Political Director Andrea Bernstein has been all over the country visiting "Counties that Count," the swing counties that could determine the outcome of the election.

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The Takeaway

Cleveland and NC

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Rob Christensen, reporter for Raleigh News and Observer, checks in from Cary, North Carolina, and Dan Moulthrop, host of WCPN's "Sound Ideas," report about the fierce competition for the voters in swing state Ohio.

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The Takeaway

Adam Nagourney's recap

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

As Americans go to the polls today, The Takeaway marks the end of what many have called the most exciting presidential campaign in recent memory. Or at least the longest. Adam Nagourney, political reporter for the New York Times, has been there from the very beginning.

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The Takeaway

Florida voter

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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