President Obama drops budget surprise at third debate

by Mark Garrison Oct 23, 2012
President Obama's debate vow that a trillion dollars in automatic spending cuts “will not happen” took Washington by surprise. Making those words a reality will require a bipartisan deal that has been elusive so far.
Final Note

Fact-checking Obama's 'horses and bayonets' comment

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 23, 2012
One last follow-up to the presidential debate last night and President Obama's comment on fewer horses and bayonets used by the U.S. military.

Breaking down the China debate

by Rob Schmitz Oct 23, 2012
Last night's presidential debate about foreign policy covered a range of topics. As expected, the candidates touched on China and its high-profile relationship to the United States.

Economic issues to take center stage in debate

by Mark Garrison Oct 22, 2012
Foreign policy is the official topic of tonight's final presidential debate, but look for both candidates to connect global issues to American jobs.

Nate Silver on political polling in the cellphone and social media age

by Molly Wood Oct 22, 2012
Nate Silver, who tracks polls at the New York Times blog Five Thirty Eight, says that technology is great for forecasting political races, if we use it correctly.
Campaign Trail

Web pounces on Romney 'binders full of women' comment

by Sally Herships Oct 17, 2012
It took just a few minutes for social media pages built around Mitt Romney's debate comment about having "binders full of women" to materialize. But how do you monetize a meme?
Attitude Check

Debates more significant than usual

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 17, 2012
Last night's second presidential debate between President Obama and Governor Romney was fiery and full of pocketbook issues. Will the debate impact the short term polls and the final election outcome?

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Pell grants: Comparing candidates' comments against the record

by Amy Scott Oct 17, 2012
A conversation about education was woven among various topics at last night's presidential debate. In particular, Governor Romney and President Obama touched on the issue of college affordability.
Final Note

Could the candidates answer these questions in tonight's debate?

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 16, 2012
Foreign Policy magazine put together a list of questions they'd ask if they were in the town hall presidential debate tonight.
Attitude Check

Yes, some voters are still undecided

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 16, 2012
As Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama prepare to meet again for tonight's second presidential debate, they'll face not only the moderator and each other, but undecided voters.

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