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Gridlock: Will The Election Break The 'Lousy Status Quo'?

Whether it's Obama or Romney, the president will face a party in Congress hostile to his agenda, with no mandate from voters to push things through. With no consensus in the country, power may continue shifting back and forth between the parties.

Polls Put Race Within 'The Margin Of Litigation'

Election Day 2000 ended in a stalemate and weeks of finger-pointing and legal battles. Host Michel Martin looks at whether the country has learned the lessons from that crisis in time for Tuesday's vote. She speaks with Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, and Robert Pastor of the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University.
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Fallout From The Resignation Of CIA Director David Petraeus

Fallout from the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus. Challenges for the Obama administration as it builds a new team.


Arab-American Voters Lean Toward Obama, But With Less Enthusiasm

The community supported President Obama in 2008, and polls show most are doing so this time around. But some of those voters are concerned about the way Obama has handled issues important to Arab-Americans.
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Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger

Montgomery County voters will cast ballots on Tuesday that will settle a question on the rights of police union members to collective bargaining.


After A Long Campaign Season, A Blitz Through The Battleground

As the national polls showed a tight race, President Obama and Mitt Romney made their closing arguments.

GOP Tries To Keep Momentum Going For Romney

In the long presidential election campaign, both President Obama and Gov. Romney have surged in the polls and then fallen back. According to the latest opinion surveys, the race is too close to call. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne talk to Bay Buchanan, a senior adviser to the Romney campaign.

What To Look For On Election Day: The Battle For The White House & Congress

This pre-election Political Junkie column focuses on all presidential swing states and key races for House and Senate.