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Ryan Needs To Conquer Wonk Reputation In Debate

On Thursday night, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan takes the national debate stage for the first time in his career. The 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman faces off with Vice President Joe Biden. We take a look at the strengths and weaknesses the House budget chairman brings.
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Romney Walks Back From New Abortion Comments

Mitt Romney once again seems to be changing his position on abortion. Or is he? The GOP Presidential candidate told the editorial board of the Des Moines Register on Tuesday that he had no "abortion legislation" on his agenda if elected president. That statement was quickly walked back by his staff.
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As Race Tightens, The Electoral Map Still Favors Obama

The outcome of the presidential race will come down to swing states, but Obama begins the race to 270 with the comfort of counting on a greater number of all-but-certain electoral votes than Romney has.
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The Political Junkie's VP Debate Preview

NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin previews Thursday's vice presidential debate. WOSU news director Mike Thompson talks Ohio politics. And former Virginia governor Tim Kaine and former congressman Tom Davis talk about Kaine's U.S. Senate race against another former Virginia governor, George Allen.
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We air the third presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, in its entirety Oct. 22.

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We will air the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and the challenger, Rep. Paul Ryan, in its entirety, Oct. 11 starting at 9 p.m.

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Analysis: Contractors Play Waiting Game On Sequestration

Goverment Executive's Tom Shoop talks about contractors' change of heart about sending out layoff notices in light of the pending across-the-board budget cuts, and where they stand now as talks continue.

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Obama's Secret Weapon In The South: Small, Dead, But Still Kickin'

States in the Deep South traditionally vote Republican in every presidential election. However, a string of "blue" counties curve through Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. And the reason for this political anomaly seems to lie with ancient oceans and dead plankton.
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Arne Duncan: Need To Address The Opportunity Gap

Tell Me More is broadcasting from Miami, Florida for a special Twitter Education Forum. To kick off the program, host Michel Martin speaks with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan about some of the initiatives he supports and whether he thinks America's schools are broken.

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