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Libya Has Become The Flash Point Of Foreign Policy Debate

Last month's killings in Benghazi have led to a confusing argument about the Obama administration's response. Although Mitt Romney is certain to press his complaints during Monday's foreign policy debate, there's little sign that the public sees this as a voting issue.
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Election 2012: Brunch In Idaho

With just a couple of weeks to go now until the election, we wanted to reach out to parts of the U.S. we might not normally hear from. Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with voters at Trudy's Diner in Idaho City, Idaho.
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GOP Rallies To Oust Georgia Democratic Senator

The National Republican Congressional Committee is pumping millions into ads that target vulnerable Democrats, among them John Barrow. He is the last white, Blue Dog Democrat from the Deep South. Barrow faces Lee Anderson, a family farmer, who calls himself "an unashamed conservative." Georgia's 12th Congressional District will be even harder for the Democrat to win this time because of redistricting and strong anti-Obama sentiment.
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Tales From The Trail: Who's Undecided And Why?

Host Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Don Gonyea, who has just spent two weeks on the campaign trail. Along the way, he met some undecided voters. In swing states, undecided voters are being bombarded by advertising, and Gonyea explains what is keeping them from making up their minds.
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China Criticized In U.S. Debates, But Stays Close

With the final presidential debate on Monday tackling foreign policy issues, surely China will be a familiar topic. It seems every four years, the U.S. relationship with China takes a beating during campaign events. Host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about why candidates attack China yet presidents always balance their rhetoric.
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The Undecided Voter: Just Like The Unicorn?

Not knowing whom you're voting for may just mean you haven't had time to think about it yet. Regardless, one political scientist says, the power of the undecided voter might be a myth, too.
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Obama And Romney, Metaphorically Speaking

If President Obama and Mitt Romney's were trees, what kind would they be? We consulted an arborist to find out. But why stop there? We talked to an architect, a pastry chef, a wine expert and a comic-strip writer for some more unconventional ways to think about the candidates.
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Beware Election-Year 'Scam PACS'

The Center for Responsive Politics says that 942 superPACs have raised more than $403 million during this election season. A beguiling pitch aimed at people eager to contribute to a political campaign can also have some of the makings of a classic con.

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