Elections

Elections
6:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

NPR Elections 2012, Final Debate Live Chat

NPR News is offering a live chat for the final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. This final debate is being moderated by Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and Moderator of Face the Nation. The debate is taking place at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. The chat will be open during the day Monday for comments prior to the debate, and will remain open for live comments during the debate. Make your comments, or just follow the conversation, below.

Thousands Have Already Voted
7:04 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Lee County to Open Extra Voting Booths

Election Day is less than three weeks away, but there will be no rush to the polls for thousands of Lee County residents.

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Campaign Trails – October 17
3:12 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Campaigning vs Governing

Rich Egger

This week on Campaign Trails, Janna Deitz and Keith Boeckelman talk about the differences between campaigning for president and governing as president.

Boeckelman is Chair of the Western Illinois University Political Science Department. Deitz teaches in the department, and she spent much of the past year in Washington DC participating in the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program. As part of the program, Deitz served in office of US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), giving her a first-hand look at how Congress works.

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Elections
7:45 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Vice Presidential Debate Live Chat

As part of their special coverage of the 2012 Elections, NPR News hosted a live chat during the Vice Presidential Debate. Joe Biden and Paul Ryan met at Centre College in Danville, KY for this debate. You can still look through the conversation below.

Campaign Trails – October 10
12:28 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

The Economic Policies of Obama and Romney

Rich Egger

This week on Campaign Trails, panelists Tom Sadler and Bill Polley examine the economic policies of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Sadler and Polley both teach in the Department of Economics and Decision Sciences at Western Illinois University. Both have studied the candidates’ policies closely and, in fact, Sadler spoke on behalf of President Obama and Polley spoke on behalf of Governor Romney during a mock debate at WIU on October 9.

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