Wednesday, October 10, 2012
October 10, 2012 Colorado State University students say they are keenly aware that the current job market isn't a good one for newly minted college graduates, and they express worry over the size of the deficit.
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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
October 9, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney showed his softer side and President Obama got to his points more quickly in Tuesday appearances on the campaign trail. Romney was in Iowa; Obama, in Ohio.
October 9, 2012 Analyzing 20 months' worth of blogs, news stories and story comments in Florida, Ohio and Virginia found that voters in the nation's swing states talk about unemployment in very particular ways. The findings could cast some light on what's driving the vote.
October 9, 2012 The number of atheists, agnostics and the religiously unaffiliated is on the rise, and they could eventually reshape the political landscape.
October 9, 2012 In November, Maine voters will decide on a ballot initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage. Canvassers are trying to drum up support for the initiative, though opponents say they are sure they have enough support to vote it down.
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October 9, 2012 Sesame Workshop asked President Obama's campaign to take down an anti-Mitt Romney ad featuring Big Bird. Since the first presidential debate, Obama has used a remark Romney made about the Sesame Street character to mock Romney.
October 9, 2012 Linguist Geoff Nunberg has been puzzling over President Obama's performance in the presidential debate last week. Looking at who the candidates were addressing their answers to shows that Romney was doing something unusual, he says.
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October 9, 2012 In the past 35 years, there have been memorable moments in vice presidential debates, none greater than Lloyd Bentsen's "You're no Jack Kennedy" jab at Dan Quayle. But do they affect the election results?