presidential election

Word of Mouth
9:22 am
Mon January 14, 2013

The Forgotten Vice President

A Vice President seems like an obvious choice at the end of any President’s second term, but President Obama’s right-hand man may face an “over-the-hill” battle for the nomination. Steve Kornacki writes about why Joe Biden so frequently gets left off of the presidential short list.

The Exchange
10:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Recapping the Presidential Debates!

After last night President Obama and Governor Romney have squared off three times along with one event starring the VP candidates.  Lots of issues have been covered from the economy to foreign policy and many times the tone was contentious.  We’ll look at who won these debates…who may have received a 'bump' from them and how we’ll continue to hear the themes that were raised up until election day. 


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Elections 2012
9:03 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Fact-Checking the Debates

1:24 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Tune-In! Vice Presidential Debate

NHPR will have live NPR coverage of the vice presidential debate held this evening at Centre College in Danville, Ky. GOP Rep. Paul Ryan will challenge Vice President Joe Biden in a 90-minute debate on foreign and domestic issues. Coverage of the debate will begin at 9 p.m., following a special at 8 p.m. from WNYC Radio’s “Swing State Radio Network.”
NPR's coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate in Danville, Ky. Live: audio of the speeches, analysis and chat.
It's All Politics
9:32 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Live Blog: Obama & Romney's First Debate

President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney participate in the first presidential debate at Magness Arena at the University of Denver on Wednesdasy, moderated by Jim Lehrer of the PBS NewsHour.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu October 4, 2012 12:38 pm

President Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, engaged Thursday night in a sometimes spirited, but always cordial, debate that got very technical at times.

It was the "corporate executive" (Romney) vs. the "government professor" (Obama) and the GOP nominee appeared to be "full of confidence and full of sales pitch," NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving says, while Obama put pressure on the Republican to explain what he would do as president.

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Elections 2012
6:25 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Special Coverage: Presidential Debates

NHPR  will air special coverage for all the presidential debates and the vice presidential debate on October 3, 11, 16 and 22.  In addition, WNYC Radio's "Swing State Radio Network"  in New York is providing a special one-hour live call-in show that will air from 8 - 9 p.m. before each debate specifically for the swing states. 

Oct. 3: First presidential debate on domestic policy

The Two-Way
9:58 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Laugh Break: Jill Biden And What She's Seen Of Joe 'Up Close'


(Note, if you're easily offended by juvenile humor, this post and video might not be for you.)

The video's been going around since Friday, but it's too funny not to pass along just because it's a few days old. And we bet many folks missed it over the weekend.

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Elections 2012
4:30 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney Visit N.H. Friday

New Hampshire voters can check out both President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney on the same day later this week.

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Elections 2012
2:48 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Special Coverage: The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention stage at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina Saturday September 1, 2012. The convention will be held from September 3-6, 2012. (Photo by Jared Soares for PBS NewsHour)
Newshour flickr

NHPR will have special NPR live coverage of the Democratic National Convention being held in Charlotte, NC Sept. 4 - 6, each evening between 8 - 11 pm.

Listen to the radio, or stream on the NHPR iPhone app and by clicking the Listen Live button at the top of the page to hear this coverage. Find more information about the DNC coverage on

3:50 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Live Coverage of the Republican Convention Continues Tonight!

Tune-in to New Hampshire Public Radio and check back online tonight as we continue to broadcast live NPR coverage from the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Join us from 8 - 11 pm.
NPR's coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., including live audio of the speeches, analysis, chat and more.
Presidential Race
6:02 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

After Week Apart, Romney And Ryan Campaign In N.H.

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Elections 2012
10:15 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Romney, Ryan Campaign In New Hampshire

Mitt Romney and running mate, Paul Ryan
Josh Rogers NHPR

Speaking at an outdoor rally that drew close to 3000 people, Mitt Romney said the first victim of an Obama campaign has been the truth. The former Massachusetts governor added that he has made a promise not to increase taxes, and that he will stick to it.

Elections 2012
4:04 pm
Sat August 18, 2012

Obama Returns to N.H. and Hits GOP Budget Plans

President Obama campaigns in Windham.
Josh Rogers, NHPR

Speaking in the sweltering gymnasium of Windham High School, Mr. Obama told a crowd of 2300 that the policies of Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan would benefit the rich and hurt the middle class. Mr. Obama argued that under the budget supported by Ryan, Romney would pay less than 1 percent of his income in taxes. The President also said Romney’s plans would raise taxes on middle class families by $2000 a year.   

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