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CLIP: 2014 Midterm Elections
Larry Sabato gave a preview of the November 2014 midterm elections, including voter attitudes and which races to watch. Topics included the possibility that Republicans could gain control of the Senate.
August 17, 2014 : 10 min. 31 sec.

CLIP: Americans' Attitude Toward Economic Recovery
NBCNews.com political reporter Carrie Dann was interviewed by phone about the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Newspoll showing that Americans were pessimistic despite the economic recovery.
August 10, 2014 : 7 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: Nixon Resignation 40th Anniversary
Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation and the impact the secret audio recordings had on his presidential legacy. President Nixon announced his resignation on August 8, 1974, and left the White House the following day.
August 10, 2014 : 7 min. 53 sec.

CLIP: Congressional Agenda
Politico congressional reporter Lauren French talks about the legislation to-do list for Congress before adjourning for the August recess, including a Veterans Affairs overhaul bill and funding for border security.
July 28, 2014 : 8 min.

CLIP: History of the Iowa Caucuses
Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, talked about the history of the Iowa Caucuses and how Iowa became so important to the U.S. presidential election process.
July 20, 2014 : 7 min. 58 sec.

CLIP: 50th Anniversary of 1964 Republican Convention
Richard Norton Smith talked about the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican National Convention where former Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) was nominated as the party’s presidential candidate. He discussed the historical and political significance of the event, including the split between the Republican Party’s “establishment” and “conservative” wings and its continuing effect the on Republican Party, the tea party movement, and American politics overall.
July 13, 2014 : 14 min. 53 sec.

CLIP: Young Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections
Ashley Spillane talked about Rock the Vote’s campaign to sign up young voters for the 2014 midterm elections. Topics included the group’s revamped mission and Web site, its goal of registering 1.5 million new voters, and younger voters' attitudes toward government.
July 13, 2014 : 8 min.

Republican Response to 2014 State of the Union Address
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) delivered the Republican Party response to the president’s State of the Union Address.
January 28, 2014 : 10 min. 35 sec.

Does More Campaign Money Equal More Votes?
Writer Philip Bump talked about his November 2013 article for the The Atlantic Wire, “Does More Campaign Money Actually Buy More Votes: An Investigation.”
November 13, 2013 : 34 min. 29 sec.

Political Party Strategies
Steve McMahon and Brian Walsh talked about both Democratic and Republican political and legislative strategies following the government shutdown.
October 21, 2013 : 41 min. 35 sec.
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