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The Year in Politics 2012


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President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) during a meeting with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders Nov. 16, 2012.
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President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) during a meeting with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders Nov. 16, 2012.

The year's top stories include the closely contested U.S. presidential election, disputes over the budget and an economy that continues to sputter along. The nation also endured tragic mass shootings and revived the debate over gun control. We'll review the most notable news from a busy 2012.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Bruce Cain, professor of political science and director designate of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University
  • Corey Cook, associate professor of politics and director of the Leo McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco
  • Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR News

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