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2012 Already A Record Year For Political Ads

A new analysis shows that the Obama campaign continues to have superiority over the Romney campaign and its allies when it comes to TV ads. The report also finds that political ads are the most negative since 2000, and that the leading advertiser in congressional races is Karl Rove's tax-exempt group Crossroads GPS.
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Stage Set For First Presidential Debate In Denver

Mara Liasson joins Audie Cornish from Denver to talk about Wednesday's presidential debate and the stakes for the candidates.
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'Uncovered' 2007 Obama Video Not That New After All

Fox News and other conservative media outlets claimed to have a scoop on Tuesday they called "Obama's other race speech." The tape that was supposed to turn this election around, however, was documented and reported on in 2007 by the very same news outlets.
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Analysis: Virginia Remains A Battleground Going Into Debates

National Journal Hotline's Josh Kraushaah outlines what Virginians will be looking for at the debates and how candidates are doing in the commonwealth. 

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Battle Continues On Who Can Vote, And How

A Pennsylvania judge Tuesday blocked the state from moving forward with changes to its voter ID law until after the presidential election. This news comes just days after some suspicious voter registration activity in states like Florida, North Carolina and Nevada. Host Michel Martin discusses voter issues across the country with two reporters.
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Should TV Stations Refuse To Air Political Ads That Make False Claims?

The nonpartisan group Free Press is calling on stations to do just that. At the very least, the group says, stations should fact check more. A new study by the group found that stations almost never reject third-party and superPAC ads — and few of them were engaging in serious fact checking.
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OMG! A Deb8! What Young People Really Want To Ask Obama And Romney

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With young people among the hardest hit by the down economy, NPR wondered what millennials want from tonight's debate. The head of a group of college Republicans poses theoretical questions for President Obama. The president of a chapter of college Democrats fashions questions for Mitt Romney.

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History Says, Debate Moments Matter

As President Obama and Mitt Romney finalize preparations for tonight's debate, some historical reminders — thanks to YouTube — of what can go right, and what can go wrong.

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