Ron Paul gets the Pop-Up Politics treatment in our new video animation series.
January 18, 2012 Just in time for the South Carolina primary, we've given the stump speeches of Republican presidential contenders Rick Perry and Rick Santorum the "Pop-Up Politics" treatment. We use annotated bubbles and animation to help you get a better sense of the candidates' various appeals to voters.
January 8, 2012 "No politicians, no exceptions" reads a sign in front of Colby's Breakfast & Lunch in Portsmouth, N.H. The move, an employee says, is in response to complaints from customers.
A screenshot of Mitt Romney's Iowa stump speech, with a Pop-Up Politics bubble animated in.
January 2, 2012 A behind-the-scenes look at how our new stump speech series, Pop-Up Politics, got started here at NPR, why we thought it was worth doing, and a preview of the additional animations to come.
Obama sheds tears while talking about his grandmother Madelyn Dunham, who passed away just before he won the 2008 election.
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November 25, 2011 Tears seem commonplace in today's politics — House Speaker John Boehner's weeping is well-known, and at a recent Iowa forum, two GOP presidential hopefuls broke down while describing personal struggles. But not long ago, public crying was considered political kryptonite. We look inside the ways weeping has changed over the generations.
Republican presidential candidates at the "Thanksgiving Family Forum" in Des Moines on Nov. 19, 2011.
November 19, 2011 Six GOP presidential candidates vying for the support of social conservatives took part in a wide-ranging forum that featured discussion over abortion, gay marriage and the role of religion in public life. But notably absent was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who declined the invitation.
November 9, 2011 A new map allows you to compare results from Ohio's 2010 gubernatorial race to results from Tuesday's election. Look to see how counties that went big for Gov. John Kasich in 2010 felt about the controversial collective bargaining law passed this year.
Opponents of a law limiting collective-bargaining rights cheer in Cleveland as they hear election results sounding the defeat of the measure in the Ohio general election on Tuesday.
November 8, 2011 In a closely watched vote Tuesday, Ohio voters overturned the state's new law limiting collective-bargaining rights for public employees. It's a victory for organized labor and their Democratic allies in a key electoral battleground ahead of 2012.
Protesters against Senate Bill 5 gathered at the Ohio Statehouse in April.
November 7, 2011 An Ohio vote Tuesday will test whether the governor's sweeping move to curb union power will withstand the backlash it inspired, and possibly alter the political landscape heading into next year's presidential election.
Protesters against Senate Bill 5 during a rally in February 2011 in Columbus.
October 20, 2011 The pitched political battle pitting public workers unions against Republican budget-cutters is in its final stages in Ohio. Voters will cast ballots on Nov. 8 that could repeal the law that severely limits collective bargaining in the Buckeye State.
September 8, 2011 We converted Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate transcript into a word cloud so you can see the language the candidates used the most.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars 112th National Conference on Aug. 29. He'll participate in his first presidential debate this week.
September 6, 2011 The new Republican frontrunner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will take part in his first presidential debate Wednesday night. In advance of his debut, we looked back at key moments from the previous debate performances of the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
August 19, 2011 The dueling campaigns over the repeal of Senate Bill 5, the Ohio law that would limit collective bargaining for public employees, are on track to spend $40 million or more by November. Where's that money coming from? And what does it mean for the controversial law's future?
COLUMBUS, OH - A union supporter outside during Gov. John Kasich's March 2011 State of the State address.
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August 18, 2011 Ohio Gov. John Kasich is seeking to avert a showdown with unions in his state, over a fall referendum on a bill that virtually erases collective bargaining rights of public workers.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces that he will run for the Republican presidential nomination, in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday.
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August 13, 2011 Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially declared he was seeking the White House, promising to "get America working again." While his home state has added thousands of new jobs during his tenure, the Lone Star state's economic picture is mixed.
Texas governor Rick Perry speaks on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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August 10, 2011 The Texas governor is widely expected to enter the presidential race this weekend, and once he does, the strength of his Texas-sized fundraising machine will likely reboot the race for the Republican nomination.
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