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Akin Slowly Regains Support After 'Legitimate Rape'

Less than two weeks out from the election, the Democratic Senate seat the GOP figured would be easiest to pick off seems maddeningly out of reach. In Missouri, Republican candidate Todd Akin remains dogged by his "legitimate rape" comment. Mainstream Republican groups have stayed away from the race, and Democrat Claire McCaskill appears to be in good shape to win a second term.

Economists: Romney's 12 Million Jobs Target Realistic, Even If He Loses

Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.

Why The Economy Won't Help Obama — Or Romney

The economy is growing and consumer confidence is rising. But the data are too mixed to point to a robust economy. And it may be too late anyway to change voters' impressions.

It's All Politics, Oct. 25, 2012

Now comes the debate over the debates. No matter who "won" or "lost," it's clear that there has been momentum building toward Mitt Romney since he first debated President Obama. Plus, in Indiana, GOP candidate Richard Mourdock's comments about rape, pregnancy and God put his Senate bid in jeopardy.

In Twitter We Trust: Can Social Media Sway Voters?

Social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, have been important parts of this year's presidential campaigns. As Americans prepare to head to the polls, experts discuss social media's influence on politics, and whether Twitter can predict who will win the election.
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A History Of Electoral Dysfunction

Electoral dysfunction -- including fraud and voter suppression -- isn't new. We speak with three eminent historians, also known as the American History Guys, about how today's presidential election compares with those of the past.

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Behind The Bin Laden Raid - Separating Myths From Fact

We chat with author Mark Bowden about the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden -- and what it revealed about the leaders who orchestrated the mission.

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Election 2012: Immigration Politics And The Maryland Dream Act

Kojo explores how Maryland's Dream Act decision will affect local immigrant communities and how the ballot initiative fits into federal immigration politics.

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Election 2012: Redistricting In Maryland

Two years ago, Democrats in Maryland re-drew congressional districts -- and Republicans cried foul. Now voters will decide whether to send the map back to the drawing board. Kojo explores what's at stake in Maryland and in Congress.