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How TV news and ads affect Americans

Jul 12, 2012
Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, explains how much Americans trust television news, and whether are really impacted by political ads they see on TV.
Posted In: Political ads, tv, news

Good economy, bad economy: Both candidates are right

Jul 10, 2012
President Obama and Mitt Romney have different takes on the economy. Commentator Justin Wolfers says they're both right.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Wireless providers have doubts about texting campaign donations

Jul 9, 2012
About a month back, the Federal Election Commission approved a proposal to allow campaign contributions via text message. Both Obama and Romney camps have showed their support for the plan. But now Reuters is reporting that wireless carriers in the country might not be so easy to convince.
Posted In: campaign contributions, text messages, 2012 election, mid-day extra

The president is a 'betting' man

Jul 5, 2012
As President Obama's "Betting on America" tour gets underway, we ask a linguist: What does it mean to "bet" on the country?
Posted In: 2012 campaign, slogan, Barack Obama

'Hispanic vote' different from generation to generation

Jul 5, 2012
A lot of people tend to say there's the Hispanic market, or politically, there are Hispanic voters. But it really does vary on whether the respondent is an immigrant, their parents came here, or both them and their parents were born in the U.S.
Posted In: Hispanics

How personal finance is factoring into the election

Jun 27, 2012
In this installment of Money Matters, we look at the economics of democracy: whether our personal finances are having an effect in this year's major political election.
Posted In: Money Matters

Romney hosts mega donors at Utah retreat

Jun 22, 2012
More than 100 of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's top donors will join him this weekend, a sign that big-money donors -- not the small donors that propelled Barack Obama to victory in 2008 -- may be the difference-makers in this election.
Posted In: presidential candidates, fundraising, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Romney, Obama focus one-quarter of spending in one state

Jun 18, 2012
And, no, it's not Ohio. Would you believe... Massachusetts?
Posted In: campaign spending, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Obama pushed to recast economic message

Jun 14, 2012
Ahead of what's billed as a major speech by Barack Obama in Cleveland, democratic strategists want the president to change his message to acknowledge slow growth.
Posted In: 2012 election, President Obama

Do Americans support the Affordable Care Act?

Jun 14, 2012
Any day now, the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act will come down. Two years since the act was passed, what do American's think of the reforms?
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, 2012 election

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