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Political Memes: Fast, Cheap And Out Of Control?

This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.

Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera Charged In Ethics Probe

Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla., was charged Wednesday by Florida authorities with alleged ethics violations while he was in the state Legislature, perhaps imperiling his bid for re-election to the House in an already tight contest.

What The Presidential Debates Accomplished

On the heels of the final presidential debate and with less than two weeks until Election Day, both President Obama and Mitt Romney are sprinting to the finish. Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks about the takeaways from the debates and the challenges facing each campaign in the homestretch.

Mortgage Interest Deduction Could Be In Play

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have suggested ways to scale back the deduction's value for wealthy taxpayers. It's one of the keys to helping reduce the federal budget deficit, but the real estate industry says the housing market is too fragile to eliminate the tax break altogether.
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Analysis: Virginia Results Could Forecast Rest Of Election Night Returns

Reid Wilson of National Journal Hotline talks about why all eyes may be on Virginia this election night. 


Beyond Hot Air: Political Blimps Take To Swing State Skies

How do you reach an audience of more than 200,000 people a day in an important swing state without buying an expensive TV ad? If you're Mitt Romney supporter Sid Overton, you build a blimp and fly it alongside one of Colorado's busiest freeways.

Despite Obama's Nevada Advantages, Romney Campaign Betting On State

Obama won easily in 2008, and Democrats have a commanding voter registration lead and ground-game advantages. But despite challenges, some of them attributed to the actions of Ron Paul loyalists, the Romney campaign is relying on an unorthodox strategy to take the Silver State.

Is Early Voting A 'Quiet Revolution?'

Millions of voters across the country could cast their ballots before Election Day. Some experts say early voting could have a disproportionate impact on certain voting blocs. Host Michel Martin discusses the issue with Professor Paul Gronke, founder of the Early Voting Information Center, and Republican strategist Lenny McAllister.