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Nebraska and Nevada, ahead of the election

Jan 27, 2012
Marketplace reporters Sarah Gardner and David Gura discuss their recent reporting trips to Nevada and Nebraska as they take the pulse of the nation ahead of the presidential election.
Posted In: elections, Economy, votes, Jobs, Unemployment

Week in Review: Romney's 15.9% tax rate

Jan 27, 2012
How can ordinary Americans can get a tax rate like Mitt Romney's?
Posted In: tax, Taxes, romney, 15.9%, capital gains, income

Debate audiences may influence choices

Jan 26, 2012
The flap over debate audience reactions raises questions about who picks them, who is really in control of them and whether they can affect voters' choices at the polls.
Posted In: 2012 election, debate, republican debate

A State of the Union 30-year rewind: The speech hasn't changed much

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama delivered an election-year State of the Union address last night. Past presidents have touched on many of the themes Obama raised -- some of them, word for word.
Posted In: State of the Union

Will Congress get anything done in 2012?

Jan 24, 2012
As President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Congress seems poised for a political stalemate.
Posted In: State of the Union, Congress, deficit-cutting

Election 2012: Send us your audio comments

Jan 24, 2012
Tell us about the most important economic issues on your mind this election year. Record your answer with our new Record Button and share it with us right from your web browser
Posted In: 2012 election, soundcloud

Why Saul Alinsky matters in the 2012 election

Jan 23, 2012
Newt Gingrich talks a lot about labor activist Saul Alinsky. Who was this figure in modern American community organizing?
Posted In: Saul Alinsky, Newt Gingrich, 2012 election

Rick Santorum's economic philosophy

Jan 20, 2012
The Republican presidential hopeful used to be a senator from Pennsylvania, a state known for a strong union presence and significant blue collar values. How has that colored his economic views?
Posted In: 2012 election, Rick Santorum

How to be a super PAC, like Stephen Colbert

Jan 20, 2012
One way to understand the growing role of super PACs in campaigns is to imagine being one. The comedian Stephen Colbert leads the way.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC, Stephen Colbert

Tea Party, Republicans await S.C. primary

Jan 19, 2012
We speak to one of the founding members of the Tea Party in South Carolina about which candidate she favors and why.
Posted In: 2012 campaign, 2012 election, republican primaries, tea party

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