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The NPR Third-Party Candidate Debate

To this day, getting a third-party candidate into a presidential debate is practically impossible. So we invited two of the third-party candidates — Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein from the Green Party — to a debate of our own.
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Does Voting Early Prompt Hasty Choices?

Voting can be a chore, but getting more people to vote by allowing early voting may not be doing the candidates or the electorate any favors.
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Romney Skirts Drop In Unemployment

Mitt Romney had just more than a day to relish his presidential debate win before the September unemployment figures forced him to recalibrate. High unemployment has been Romney's main argument for why voters should fire President Obama. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports that Friday Romney argued the new numbers don't tell the whole story.
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Economic News Brightens Obama Rally

Amid steady rain at a campaign rally in Cleveland Friday, President Obama had some sunny economic news to share. The unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since he took office. NPR's Scott Horsley reports from the campaign trail.
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Romney Health Care Debate Claim Gets Corrected By His Own Staff

Mitt Romney said during Wednesday's debate that pre-existing conditions would be covered under his health care plan. But the Republican presidential candidate's plan wouldn't guarantee that people who don't have coverage now will be able to buy it.
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Big Bird Makes A Campaign Appearance

The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.

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