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KQED 9: Fri, Oct 26, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
During these final days of the presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney will be crisscrossing the country to rally their base support, encourage early voting, and win over undecided voters in key battleground states. So which candidate has the stronger ground game and sprint-to-the-finish campaign strategy? And did the final debate on foreign policy give either candidate an edge in the national polls?
The battle for Senate control rests in a few states. Regardless of who wins, a divided Congress could be one of the biggest problems facing the next president. We will take a closer look at the tossup states that could shift the balance of power.
Joining Gwen Ifill with analysis of the 2012 election: James Kitfield of National Journal, Gloria Borger of CNN, Molly Ball of The Atlantic, and Susan Davis of USA Today.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 28, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
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- KQED World: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 6:30 PM
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- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Fri, Oct 19, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
With less than three weeks until Election Day and early voting already underway, both President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney are hitting the campaign trail hard targeting women and undecided voters. A number of polls taken after Tuesday's feisty debate over taxes, the deficit, foreign policy, and pay equity for women show most voters thought Obama performed better than Romney. But national polls show the race remains in a virtual tie. So which candidate has the most to gain or lose at next week's third and final presidential debate? Joining Gwen Ifill with analysis of the state of the presidential race: Peter Baker of The New York Times, John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News, Amy Walter of ABC News, and Charles Babington of the Associated Press.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 21, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
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- KQED World: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 -- 6:30 PM
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KQED 9: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
All eyes were on Danville, KY Thursday night for a spirited debate - the one and only - between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan. Last week's first presidential debate had a significant impact on the race giving Mitt Romney a much needed boost against President Obama. Will the performance of Biden or Ryan sway voters or make them more eager to see Obama/Romney Debate #2 next week?
Joining Gwen for a look at the state of the presidential race, analysis of the Vice Presidential square-off plus the week's developments on the attack on the US consulate in Libya and Romney's foreign policy address:
Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times,
Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post,
Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times,
and Alexis Simendinger of Real Clear Politics.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 14, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
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- KQED World: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 6:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 9:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 13, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
KQED 9: Fri, Oct 5, 2012 -- 8:00 PM
The consensus among most political observers is that Mitt Romney outperformed President Barack Obama in their first presidential debate at the University of Denver on Wednesday.
Romney, who participated in 19 Republican primary debates since the start of 2011, seemed more comfortable and well-practiced. He didn't hesitate to attack the president on a myriad of issues including the deficit, jobs, healthcare and the economic recovery.
President Obama, well-known for his communication skills, had his moments but seemed less aggressive and more reluctant to fire back at Mr. Romney during the 90-minute face-off.
Throughout the debate both candidates relied on numbers to highlight their different approaches to Medicare reform, tax policy and financial regulations. But did the wonkier and more granular duel of ideas help either candidate or just leave voters confused?
Gwen Ifill will examine the issues that were debated, the ones that weren't and what it tells us about the state of the race for the White House with: Peter Baker of The New York Times, Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News, and John Dickerson of Slate Magazine and CBS News.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 7, 2012 -- 4:30 PM
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- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 6, 2012 -- 2:00 AM
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