elections 2012

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
8:58 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Question of the Day - Who Will Win?

Since all the public opinion polls and experts are predicting a close race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney Tuesday, we though our question of the day would put you on the spot and ask – Who do you predict is going to win the Presidential Election?

We are not asking who should, or who you want – just who you think is going to win.

10:10 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Boss Rove by Craig Unger

The 2012 presidential contest between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney represents the comeback of GOP boss Karl Rove, according to Vanity Fair investigative reporter Craig Unger. He joins us to discuss his new book, Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove's Secret Kingdom of Power

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6:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Fact Check: Romney's Stance on Gun Control

In last night’s presidential debate, former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney stated that while in Boston both sides came together to create an assault weapons ban. But is that statement accurate? WAMC’s Lucas Willard did some fact-checking and filed this report.

In last night’s presidential debate, moderator Candy Crowley pressed Mitt Romney’s stance on a federal assault weapons ban – asking why he came from supporting an assault weapons ban in Massachusetts to not supporting a federal ban. This was his response.

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The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:15 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Question of the Day - Debate Reaction?

What are your reactions to last night's Presidential Debate?

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:15 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Question of the Day - How Close is the Presidential Election?

How close do you think the 2012 Presidential Election is, really?

New England News
7:00 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Political Action Committee Sends Absentee Ballot Mailings for Scott Brown

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown

A political action committee backing Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is sending out a new mailing telling voters how to cast absentee ballots in Massachusetts.

The group America 360 announced earlier this week that it was ramping up its efforts on behalf of Brown, who is facing a challenge from Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren.

The mailing, which includes forms voters can use to request absentee ballots, calls Brown a "new independent voice" and says Warren is "hyper-partisan" and out of touch.

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New England News
4:28 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Undocumented Youths Advocate for DREAM Act Ahead of Elections

Undocumented youths across the country are seeking to bring attention to Congressional candidates who oppose the DREAM Act. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The DRM Action Coalition hosted a conference call this week where young undocumented activists announced the candidates they wish to bring attention to for their opposition to the DREAM Act. In 2010, the House of Representatives passed the original DREAM Act, but the bill was filibustered in the Senate. Now, ahead of the upcoming election, young DREAMers are speaking out.

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3:17 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Mass. Senate Candidates Differ Sharply on Taxes


Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have sharp differences when it comes to taxes, with both claiming their policies would lower taxes for the middle class.

Brown and Warren both support extending Bush-era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 per year. Warren, however, wants the cuts to expire after December 31 for those above that income level, while Brown would extend cuts for Americans in all tax brackets.

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4:43 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Groups Urge Candidates Be Questioned About Money in Politics During Debate

During tonight’s presidential debate, citizen groups are calling for the issue of campaign financing to be raised to candidates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

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6:16 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Advocacy Group Compares Obama and Romney on Health Care

A non-partisan group has determined that families buying health insurance would pay about twice as much under Mitt Romney than President Barack Obama. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

In a study completed by the national non-profit Familes USA, researches determined that families buying health insurance would pay far more under Mitt Romney’s proposals than President Obama’s signature health care law by 2016, the last year of the next elected president’s term.

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