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Negative Ads Reign In Maine Senate Race

The race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat has been dominated by three things: an independent former governor, third-party spending and a barrage of negative television ads. Among the casualties of the campaign have been the candidates' positions on the issues.

Rendell: Obama Needs To Be Specific About 2nd Term

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell about tossup Senate races, and prospects for the Democrats in the presidential election. Rendell works with a group that advocates reducing the national debt once the economy fully recovers.

Obama Tries To Regain Female Voter Advantage

One day after the second presidential debate of 2012, President Obama campaigned in Iowa and Ohio. The campaign spent much of Wednesday taking Mitt Romney to task for what some regard as out-of-date comments about women in the workplace.

Climate Politics: It's Laugh Lines Vs. 'Not A Joke'

Stymied by Congress early on in his term while trying to advance his climate policies, President Obama has resorted to taking incremental actions that don't need congressional approval. Mitt Romney doesn't mention climate change in his energy plan, and favors cheap energy sources like coal.

Romney Tries To Soften Birth Control Message

In Tuesday's debate, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of misrepresenting his position on the issue. "Every woman in America should have access to contraceptives," the GOP nominee said. His position is not that surprising given recent polls that show Obama's lead among women shrinking.

Obama, Romney Reprise Their Greatest Debate Hits On Campaign Trail

Both President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney found ways to use the second presidential debate against his rival. Obama mocked Romney for his "binders" comment. Romney cited questions asked by undecided voters at the debate, and Obama's answers, as an indictment of the president.

Politics Might Be In Her Future, Chelsea Clinton Hints

"I certainly feel a strong call of public service," she tells the BBC, after not ruling out a run for office someday. Now 32, she adds that her mother's run for the White House in 2008 got her thinking about a possible future in politics for herself.

'Binders Of Women' Becomes Viral Sensation

Within a minute of Mitt Romney's story about trying to hire women in his cabinet by using his "binders full of women," Veronica de Souza — an undecided voter who had just lost her job yesterday — was on her couch, claiming that phrase on Tumblr. She photoshopped several of her own renditions of women sandwiched in three-ring binders and by 3 a.m. last night, she'd received some 3,200 submissions.