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Behind the scenes of Marketplace's interview with Obama

Mar 22, 2012
Yesterday, Marketplace host headed out to Nevada to meet with President Obama. You may have heard the interview, but what was Kai really thinking as he interviewed the man who runs the U.S.A.?
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, energy

Big Obama donors missing in action

Mar 20, 2012
President Barack Obama has raised just half of what he got from big donors at this point in his election campaign four years ago.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, 2012 campaign

The economic lives of two blue-collar voters

Mar 20, 2012
They differ on politics, but both see college as a way to help their kids do better than they have.
Posted In: 2012 election, Illinois, blue-collar workers, Education

The importance of the female vote

Mar 16, 2012
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama say they're going to pay attention to women voters in this election. What are the economic issues that might stand the chance of winning this significant number of voters?
Posted In: 2012 election, votes, women

Mitt Romney recalibrates campaign for longer haul

Mar 16, 2012
The GOP presidential candidate is looking at having to raise more money to fight off rivals with staying power.
Posted In: 2012 campaign, campaign spending, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

In Illinois, Santorum battles for voters -- and money

Mar 15, 2012
A lack of campaign cash could cost the presidential candidate in Illinois' primary next week.
Posted In: Rick Santorum, 2012 campaign, 2012 election, campaign spending

A closer look at Rick Santorum's economic platform

Mar 13, 2012
The Republican presidential candidate has been quite vague about his stance on a number of economic issues -- what's been his record so far, and what is his personal background?
Posted In: Rick Santorum, 2012 election

How gas prices are affecting Americans

Mar 8, 2012
According to the latest Gallup data, Americans could withstand over $5 a gallon for gasoline before they had to significantly change their buying habits.
Posted In: gas, Oil, 2012 election

Businesses find opportunities in health reform law

Mar 2, 2012
For all the talk by Republicans about the dangers of "Obamacare," there are some who view the law as good for business.
Posted In: health care reform law, health care, 2012 election, tennessee

New voters swinging Virginia from red to blue

Feb 29, 2012
When Barack Obama won Virginia in 2008, it was the first time a Democrat carried the traditionally GOP state in a presidential election since 1964. Thanks to an influx of new hip, young voters, the president could win Virginia again.
Posted In: 2012 election, Virginia, Barack Obama

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