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2008 election
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Taxes, spending, and the huge federal deficit. We’ll dig deep into the McCain and Obama plans, and what they could mean for the country’s bottom line.

 
Monday, October 20, 2008 | 10:00 AM

A filibuster-proof majority for Senate Democrats? It’s possible. We’ll look at key Senate races, and what a Democratic “supermajority” might mean for the country.

 
Thursday, October 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We look at the McCain and Obama visions on the giant issues of energy and the environment.

 
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Obama is surging, and John McCain has three weeks, and one last debate, to turn the race around. We’ll look at the state of the McCain campaign, what hasn’t worked — and what still might.

 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | 11:00 AM

We talk with ordinary Americans about how the new economic realities are hitting their jobs, businesses, and lives.

 
Thursday, October 9, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We’ll talk with the top advisors to Obama and McCain on the number one issue in the world — the economy, and how to save it.

 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 | 10:00 AM

McCain and Obama appeal to the undecided. We’ll score their second debate as they enter the campaign home stretch.

 
Thursday, October 2, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Sarah Palin prepares for Joe Biden and her first national debate. It’s been one month since she stepped onto the national stage. We take stock.

 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The presidential election and the U.S. Supreme Court. Top legal thinkers on what an Obama Court or a McCain Court would mean for the country.

 
Monday, September 29, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Five weeks to Election Day. We’ll look at the Obama and McCain campaigns and strategies, in the midst of crisis.

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Nov 24, 2014
In this photo taken Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  (AP)

We’ll look at privacy, security, and the battle heating up between intelligence agencies and tech companies that are moving to encrypt your communication.

Nov 24, 2014
Homeless people stay with their belongings under the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The city’s health department put up notices Monday giving the estimated 150 homeless people 72 hours to leave the area. (AP)

Smashing the assumptions about what it’s really like to live in poverty in America.

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Nov 21, 2014
Laura Ingalls Wilder, an American  writer and novelist, at age 27. Her "Little House" series is a beloved semi-autobiographical take on her childhood in the Western American plains. (South Dakota State Historical Society )

A big new look at the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the woman behind the Little House.

 
Nov 21, 2014
President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  (AP)

The president throws down the gauntlet on immigration. Bloodshed and new tensions in Israel. Keystone fails. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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The Explicast, Episode Six: What Does A White House Press Correspondent Do?
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We turn to White House Press Correspondents all the time for news, but we’ve never really wondered how they gather their information. Fortunately, our guest host Jessica Yellin had time to sit down with The Explicast to explain.

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Our Week In The Web: November 21, 2014
Friday, Nov 21, 2014

We offer a panel of hand-drawn digital sheep, and wonder how to best lead the rest of you to programs that matter.

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The Explicast, Episode Five: What Is Net Neutrality?
Friday, Nov 14, 2014

The Explicast dives into tech policy territory with a quick look at the real meaning of a complicated bit of tech policy known as ‘Net Neutrality.’

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