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Citizens United decision boosts union canvassers

Oct 10, 2012
No longer restricted to calling on union members, canvassers can now knock anyone's doors. And that could change the outcome of the election.
Posted In: 2012 election, Citizens United, canvassers

Post-Citizens United spending favors Romney

Oct 10, 2012
Outside spending enabled by the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United has accounted for $119 million in spending on the presidential race.
Posted In: 2012 election, super PAC, super PACs, Citizens United, campaign contributions

Dems looking to pick up Chicagoland seats

Oct 10, 2012
House races top outside spenders' agenda

Marketplace Live from WGBH in Boston

Oct 9, 2012
Check out the audio from our live event on the road in Boston. Among the topics covered: higher education and craft beers.

How spending may define a campaign

Oct 9, 2012
How a candidate staffs his campaign says a lot about the candidate. How the campaign spends money can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Posted In: campaign finance, 2012 election

Goldman Sachs switches support to Romney

Oct 9, 2012
Goldman Sachs has long supported Democrats in the presidential contest. But not this year. Why Goldman and other Wall Street banks are throwing their support behind Mitt Romney.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, 2012 election

Firefighters mad at Rep. Denny Rehberg over lawsuit

Oct 9, 2012
Ads remind voters of Rehberg's legal attacks on city, fire department
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, montana

Government contractor welcomes fiscal sacrifice

Oct 8, 2012
Virginia is a state both presidential candidates are hoping to win come November. One of the "swingiest" parts of the state is Loudoun County, where a government contractor is ready to put his job on the line to get the nation back on track.
Posted In: entitlements, Virginia, swing state

California contest tops outside spending in House races

Oct 5, 2012
Dan Lungren, Ami Bera battle in targeted race that pits energy against the environment
Posted In: 2012 election, super PACs, california, Sierra Club, enviroment, big oil

Poll: How much do you like or trust public opinion polling?

Oct 4, 2012
After the first presidential debate on Wednesday, the political polling season is about to kick into high gear. Why polls matter, and why we like them so much.
Posted In: 2012 election, polls

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