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In Context: Mitt Romney, Ohio And The Auto Bailout

Robert Siegel talks to Don Gonyea about controversial political ads on the auto bailout from the Mitt Romney campaign.
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Allen West Faces Challenge After Redistricting

Firebrand and Tea Party favorite Congressman Allen West abandoned his old South Florida district after redistricting made it more Democratic. But even his new one is forcing the freshman to work hard to win a second term in the House.
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Auto Legend Iacocca Backs Romney In Ohio Car Wars

As the presidential race zeroes in on Ohio, and the auto industry gets renewed focus in the all-important swing state, Mitt Romney's campaign touted the backing of former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca and the company's former president, Hal Sperlich.
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In Sandy's Wake, Romney Struggles To Regain Attention

A hurricane is no time for campaigning. That naturally gives an advantage to the incumbent, whose job is leading the cleanup and recovery efforts. The media will eventually turn its gaze back to the campaign, but there isn't much time left.
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Sandy's October Surprise May Change 2012 Race

With less than a week left until Election Day, Superstorm Sandy has changed the course of both campaigns. NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin, Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg and Matt Continetti, editor of The Washington Free Beacon talk about the campaigns in the homestretch.
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Evan Thomas: "Ike's Bluff"

Historian Evan Thomas talks with Diane about why he believes President Dwight D. Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust.

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In Ohio, Teachers Run For Statehouse — And Could Give Obama A Boost

A dozen teachers, all of them Democrats, are running for seats in Ohio's House and Senate. The surge is a byproduct of last year's voter referendum repealing a state law that would have curbed public employees' collective bargaining rights. Another byproduct is reusing teacher phone banks from that effort to support President Obama.
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Presidential Race: What If There Are Two Winners?

There's a chance the Electoral College vote could wind up tied, but it's more likely that there will be different electoral and popular vote winners. If either of those scenarios happens, there could be a push to change the way the U.S. elects its presidents.
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Hurricane Sandy Takes Toll On Campaigns In Virginia

Both presidential candidates had to cancel campaign events in Virginia early this week due to Hurricane Sandy, and at least one political observer says it is likely to have at least some effect on the race.

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Religion And Politics In 2012

Join Diane and her guests for a discussion about how religious beliefs are informing political convictions in the 2012 election.

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