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Debate Chat: 2012 Vice Presidential Debate

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The first and only 2012 Vice Presidential Debate takes off Thursday night from Danville, Ky. Join NPR bloggers and political editors tonight for a live chat beginning at 8 p.m.

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Analysis: Maryland Rep. Van Hollen Was Biden's Budget Expert

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Solidly Democrat, Maryland doesn't have the sway of swing states in an election year. As reporter Matt Bush explains, however, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen was Vice President Biden's go-to debate prep partner.

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The Politics Hour

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D) hangs out with the Politics Hour crew in the studio.

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Analysis: Virginians Eye Candidates During Presidential Debates

Michael Pope, Virginia reporter for WAMU 88.5, sets the scene for the state of the presidential election in Virginia before the first presidential debate.

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In Alexandria, Reviews Of Debate Fall Along Party Lines

Some voters in Alexandria watched the first presidential debate closely last night, weighing how the candidates's performances will ultimately play in Virginia, where the race is extremely close.

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Analysis: Virginia Remains A Battleground Going Into Debates

National Journal Hotline's Josh Kraushaah outlines what Virginians will be looking for at the debates and how candidates are doing in the commonwealth. 

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Parties Target Virginia's Swing Voters

Politcal party operatives are more active in some parts of Virginia than others as both Republican and Democrats try to secure undecided voters in certain counties.

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Analysis: Kaine Pulls Ahead, Republicans Will Attack On Defense

New polls show Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine pulling ahead in Virginia. Alex Bolton with The Hill says the Republicans will try to reverse that trend by blaming Democrats for looming defense cuts.

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"Your Turn"

It's "your turn" to set the agenda and share your views on everything from the presidential debate to the return of the NFL's regular referees.

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Ballot Finalized For General Election In Virginia

Virginia has finalized its ballot entries for the general election, and there will be three other candidates for president challenging President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.