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What Winning The 'Catholic Vote' Means Today

Catholics used to reliably side with Democrats, in large part because of the labor union movement. But after a century of integration, the group started to look like the rest of the American constituency. But out of this population, two new voting blocs have emerged — with more reliable preferences.
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A Dip Into The Annals Of Presidential Debates

The first in a series of presidential debates is coming up on Wednesday. Host Scott Simon talks to trivia expert AJ Jacobs about some of the lesser known facts of presidential debates of the past.
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Scramble For Ohio Has High Stakes For Romney

Every four years the Presidential campaigns roll into Ohio. This year, the stakes are especially high for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney because no Republican has ever won the White House without a victory in Ohio. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.
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Utah's Democratic Congressman Faces A GOP Anomaly

Incumbent Jim Matheson is the state's only Democratic congressman and faces a tough battle for a seventh term. His rival is Mia Love, who if elected would become the first black Republican female member of Congress.
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In Ohio, Obama and Romney Duel Over Trade With China

Romney and Obama are waging an ad war in the swing state of Ohio over Chinese trade. Part of the reason is that Ohio's manufacturing industry — especially for autos — is firing on all cylinders.
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In Ohio, China's A Top Campaigning Point

The Obama administration recently filed a complaint against China with the World Trade Organization. Meanwhile the two campaigns are having an ad war in Ohio over Chinese trade. Part of the reason is that Ohio's manufacturing industry — especially for autos — is firing on all cylinders.
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In Presidential Ads, A Shared Strategy For Connection

In new ads from President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, the candidates talk directly to the camera. Obama is also putting out longer television spots. Why the change of style?

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