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Uneven Economy Evens The Field For Obama, Romney

Lately, key economic indicators seem to be moving sideways. The lack of clear improvement or real weakness has turned the presidential race into a seeming statistical tie.
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Winning The White House

Diane is joined by veteran presidential election observers Eleanor Clift and Samuel Popkin to discuss what it takes to win the White House.

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Analysis: Hoyer And Cantor Unite For Reauthorization Of Export-Import Bank

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) are often at odds politically, but they've come together to reauthorize the federal Export-Import Bank.

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How Not to Write About Africa

How NGOs, "fixers," and lax ethics rules are skewering our understanding of Africa...

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The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

Afghanistan tops the agenda of the NATO summit in Chicago. The United States, its allies and sharing the $4 billion-a-year cost for Afghan security.


Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide?

There's a real difference in the type of names people give their children in red states as opposed to blue states. It's the opposite of what you might expect.

Republicans Zero In On Nebraska's U.S. Senate Seat

Winning the seat from Nebraska would help Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate. Two-term incumbent Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring. Voters from both parties will select their nominees Tuesday. The Republican winner is likely to face former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey.

In Florida, Registering Voters A Whole New Game

Florida's new election law includes tough restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. The rules are forcing those groups to change tactics, and appear to be having an impact on the number of people registering to vote in November's general election.
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Maryland Lawmakers Reconvene For Budget Issues

The Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene Monday morning for a special session to complete unfinished budget issues.