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How to combat long lines at the polls

Nov 16, 2012
We may not be ready for online voting yet, but could simple planning and a longer voting period improve the election process?
Posted In: 2012 elections, voters

States can 'legalize it', but can someone sell it?

Nov 9, 2012
On Tuesday voters in Colorado and Washington approved legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes.
Posted In: marijuana, 2012 elections, colorado, Washington

Gallup always thinking about changes, tweaks

Nov 8, 2012
This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could be tweaked.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 elections, Unemployment, Barack Obama

Last-minute outside spending favors Romney

Nov 6, 2012
Outside spending burst closes campaign
Posted In: 2012 elections, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Super PACs aim to spook voters with Halloween ads

Oct 31, 2012
Negative ads with a Halloween twist hit the airwaves
Posted In: 2012 elections, super PACs, Halloween

In Ohio, lots of pro-coal ads, not so many miners

Oct 9, 2012
If you're watching TV in Ohio, you're no doubt seeing a lot of campaign ads about the coal industry and its jobs. But in Ohio, at least, coal is a small part of the economy and the work force.
Posted In: coal, clean coal, Jobs, Ohio, 2012 elections

Who would a $17K cap on tax deductions affect?

Oct 3, 2012
Mitt Romney says he wants to lower everyone’s tax rate by 20 percent, and one way of doing that is to restrict deductions of more than $17,000. Experts say Mitt Romney 's deduction cap would mostly impact the wealthy.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, 2012 elections, Taxes

Millennials get their favorite TV and the debates too

Oct 1, 2012
Young viewers might watch the CW channel during the presidential debates, but they'll still keep up with politics via social media.
Posted In: 2012 elections, debate, Obama, romney, millennials, televbision

Oh, to live in a swing state

Oct 1, 2012
Take a journey through "campaign land" in the latest from our series examining election issues in swing states
Posted In: swing state, 2012 elections

Weekly Wrap: Is it still the economy, stupid?

Sep 21, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: between 47 percent of Americans and Romney's tax returns, are we still talking about the economy?
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, economic growth, 2012 elections

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