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V.P. debates draw us in, but don't influence voters

Oct 11, 2012
Despite increased interest in vice presidential debates -- from Sarah Palin and Joe Biden to tonight's Biden-Ryan showdown -- polls show these debates don't really change the vote in November.
Posted In: debate, vice president, Joe Biden, Paul Ryan

Latino voters grow in number, prize jobs and education

Oct 11, 2012
A new survey shows the demographic group is most concerned about jobs, the economy, and education for their children.
Posted In: 2012 election, Latino voters

Unions triple-team Allen in Virginia

Oct 11, 2012
Allen campaign decries 'scare tactics' in race for U.S. Senate in Virginia
Posted In: super PACs, Virginia, Senate, 2012 election

Debate: Drawing a town hall audience

Oct 11, 2012
The next presidential debate is on Tuesday, October 16th, and this one is a town hall with 84 people in the audience. The participants will get to quiz the candidates -- but how are they selected?
Posted In: debate, Gallup

Voters pessimistic about Medicare's future

Oct 11, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden will face Congressman Paul Ryan on the debate stage tonight, and Paul Ryan's Medicare plan is sure to be a hot topic. Polling shows most Americans are against Ryan's voucher proposal, but do recognize the need for system reforms.
Posted In: Medicare, debate, Paul Ryan, Joe Biden

How Citizens United has transformed campaigns: An introduction to Big Sky, Big Money

Oct 10, 2012
About six months ago, we started a new project, a special collaboration with Frontline on PBS, to break through the noise around one key issue: the fallout from the Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United.
Posted In: Citizens United, super PACs, super PAC

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.

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