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A History Of Electoral Dysfunction

Electoral dysfunction -- including fraud and voter suppression -- isn't new. We speak with three eminent historians, also known as the American History Guys, about how today's presidential election compares with those of the past.

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Behind The Bin Laden Raid - Separating Myths From Fact

We chat with author Mark Bowden about the raid that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden -- and what it revealed about the leaders who orchestrated the mission.

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Election 2012: Immigration Politics And The Maryland Dream Act

Kojo explores how Maryland's Dream Act decision will affect local immigrant communities and how the ballot initiative fits into federal immigration politics.

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Election 2012: Redistricting In Maryland

Two years ago, Democrats in Maryland re-drew congressional districts -- and Republicans cried foul. Now voters will decide whether to send the map back to the drawing board. Kojo explores what's at stake in Maryland and in Congress.

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Analysis: Patrick Moran Resigns From Father's Campaign, Obama, Romney Enter Final Stretch Before Election

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives the latest on the election campaigns.

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In Search Of Obama's Second-Term Agenda

The president has been relatively mum during the campaign about what he would do if given a second term. He outlined more specific ideas this week — but he hasn't explained how he would get those ideas through Congress.
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Free Speech And Activism In Egypt, After The Revolution

During the revolution in Egypt, journalist Shahira Amin resigned from a state-owned TV network to protest its coverage protests. Film star Khaled Abol Naga was among the millions who participated in the uprising in Tahrir Square. We get their view of Egypt from the inside.

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In Campaign's Final Days, Record Levels Of Money Still Driving The Message

President Obama's campaign, including affiliated Democratic Party committees, announced that it has raised in total more than $1 billion this election cycle. Republican Mitt Romney's not far behind and also could pass the $1 billion mark when all is said and done.
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Leading In Polls, Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Keep At It

Proponents of Maryland's same-sex marriage law seem to have the advantage in the polls leading up to the Nov. 6 referendum on the measure, but that hasn't stopped them from working to rally support. 

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Do Political Ads Actually Work?

Democrats and Republicans are on track to spend about $1 billion each on TV advertising in the presidential race — most of it negative and almost all in battleground states. There's little evidence the ads sway voters, but the campaigns are happy to settle for low odds, given the lingering memories of the close 2000 election.

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