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CLIP: "Net Neutrality" Rules
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered new "net neutrality" rules, also known as "open Internet." Members voted 3-2 in favor of Chair Tom Wheeler's proposed rule changes that reclassify high-speed broadband as a public utility. The rules are designed to prohibit Internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against legal content moving through their networks. It would also stop content providers from paying for preferential treatment "fast lanes."
February 26, 2015 : 3 min. 36 sec.

CLIP: Campaign Finance: Mega-Donors & Super PACs
Kenneth Vogel talked about campaign spending strategies for the 2016 presidential race, focusing on the largest donors and the political action committee’s they were expected to be donating to. Topics included the recent announcement that Koch brother-backed groups would spend nearly $1 billion during the election cycle.
February 2, 2015 : 3 min. 44 sec.

CLIP: Economic Challenges Facing Young Adults
Jonathan Vespa and Erin Currier talked about a recent Census report which compared the well-being of young adults in 1980 and today, including their education level, income, and employment levels.
February 1, 2015 : 5 min. 12 sec.

CLIP: Potential 2016 Democratic Field
Steve McMahon discussed several Democrats considering bids in the 2016 presidental election.
January 26, 2015 : 8 min. 1 sec.

CLIP: Potential 2016 Republican Field
Steve Scheffler and Fergus Cullen talked about possible Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the Iowa Freedom Summit, which took place is Des Moines on January 24.
January 26, 2015 : 6 min. 4 sec.

CLIP: 2016 Presidential Election
Democratic consultant Liz Chadderdon and Republican consultant Phillip Stutts talked about the year ahead for campaigns and elections, with a focus on the 2016 presidential field.
December 29, 2014 : 7 min. 12 sec.

CLIP: Role of Editorial Cartoonists
Jack Ohman talked about the role editorial cartoonists play in expressing public opinion about the news cycle. Topics included the top issues portrayed in cartoons in 2014.
December 28, 2014 : 8 min. 50 sec.

CLIP: "Justice for All" March
Al Sharpton discusses the march being held in Washington, DC to protest police brutality and the lack of indictments in the deaths of black men.
December 13, 2014 : 2 min.

CLIP: 2014 Midterm Elections Voter Turnout
Washington Post Polling Manager Peyton Craighill talks about the voter demographic and attitudinal factors behind the 2014 midterm election results.
November 9, 2014 : 4 min. 17 sec.

CLIP: Voter Targeting in Campaign 2014
Michael Beach and Jim Walsh talked about how campaigns obtain voter information and use it to get voters to the polls. Topics included digital targeting and the types of voter information sought.
November 2, 2014 : 2 min. 54 sec.
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