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Episodes

  • A Week of Fear: Ebola, Wall Street, Midterms & Freezing Eggs

    Oct 17, 2014 | 30 min
    Fear of Ebola, Fear on Wall Street, Midterm worries and freezing eggs, the new corporate benefit.
  • Gay Marriage, Islam, Panetta and Malala Yousafza

    Oct 10, 2014 | 30 min
    A show on tolerance: Gay marriage triumphs, Islam's dust up on Bill Maher, Panetta's complaints and Malala Yousafza gets the Nobel Prize.
  • Hong Kong, Secret Service, Ebola

    Oct 3, 2014 | 30 min
    The standoff in Hong Kong, the Secret Service collapses, Ebola comes to America
  • Syria, Eric Holder, Climate Change and the Truth about the Fed

    Sep 26, 2014 | 30 min
    Missions relaunched in Syria, a big climate week in New York, the legacy of Attorney General Eric Holder, the truth about Goldman Sachs and the Fed.
  • Scotland, ISIS, Alibaba, Midterms

    Sep 19, 2014 | 29 min
  • Obama's New War, Scotland's Vote, Campaign Finance

    Sep 12, 2014 | 29 min
    Obama lays out a policy on ISIS, Scottish independence, the Senate takes on Citizens United, Ray Rice.
  • NATO, BP Accountability, Politics of Joan Rivers

    Sep 5, 2014 | 29 min
    The West versus ISIS and Russia, Europe primes the pump, BP's high-octane negligence, the politics of Joan Rivers.
  • Ukraine, ISIS, Burger King and Drones

    Aug 29, 2014 | 29 min
    A stealth war in Ukraine, the threat of ISIS and what we should do, the Burger King betrayal and drones are coming.
  • The Hot and Cold Edition

    Aug 22, 2014 | 29 min
    Russia rolls into Ukraine, Obama golfs while ISIS kills, Ferguson cools, Perry chills and that ice bucket challenge.
  • Tragedy in Ferguson, Al-Maliki Steps Down, Hillary Speaks Out

    Aug 15, 2014 | 29 min
    Working toward a new mood in Missouri? Iraq, Hillary, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall.
  • Air Strikes in Iraq, Obama?s Poor Poll Numbers, and 40 Years after Nixon

    Aug 8, 2014 | 29 min
    American?s strike at ISIS, New poll shows bad news for Obama, and Nixon?s resignation 40 years later.
  • The Senate Vs. the CIA, End of the Gaza Ceasefire, and the Role of the US Abroad

    Aug 1, 2014 | 29 min
    The CIA vs. the Senate, the end of the Gaza ceasefire, and how the world sees U.S. leadership.
  • Days of Rage in Gaza, the Ukraine, Obamacare and Paul Ryan

    Jul 25, 2014 | 29 min
    A heated debate over Gaza, the latest on the Ukraine, Obamacare and Paul Ryan.
  • Jet Downed in Ukraine, Rolling Into Gaza, Iran Deadline

    Jul 18, 2014 | 29 min
    Investigating Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Israel moves into Gaza, Iran nuclear negotiations.
  • The Global Mess Edition

    Jul 12, 2014 | 29 min
    We discuss the mess in Israel, along the border, between Germany and the US. and the Afghanistan election.
  • Good Money News, Hobby Lobby Fallout, and FB?s Big Experiment

    Jul 3, 2014 | 29 min
    Obama?s good economic news, the Hobby Lobby fallout, anger in Israel, and Facebook?s social experiments.
  • The Supreme Court Goes... Phonanimous?

    Jun 27, 2014 | 29 min
    The Supreme Court's big decisions on cell phones, recess appointments and abortion buffer zones. Supporting Syrian rebels and the Ukraine.
  • What Now in Iraq and Syria, House GOP, Scott Walker

    Jun 20, 2014 | 29 min
    Starting from scratch in Iraq, Republican leadership and Scott Walker.
  • Eric Cantor Steps Down and Debating Iraq

    Jun 13, 2014 | 30 min
    A political earthquake in DC. What should we do about Iraq?
  • The Bergdahl Exchange, a Soft Economy, and Dowd Gets Baked

    Jun 6, 2014 | 29 min
    The Bergdahl exchange raises questions about the Taliban, looking at the real state of the US economy, and Maureen Dowd gets really high in Colorado.
  • Deadly Shooting, Obama Foreign Policy and Edward Snowden

    May 30, 2014 | 29 min
    Deadly attacks spark discussion about mental health, sexism and gun control. President Obama plans to pull out of Afghanistan and Edward Snowden speaks out.
  • VA Scandal, China's Cyber War and Gas Deal

    May 23, 2014 | 29 min
    How much does the VA hospital scandal hurt Obama? Is China's cyber war the new frontier? China and Russia's gas deal.
  • Jill Abramson Fired, Karl Rove on Hillary, VA Scandal

    May 16, 2014 | 29 min
    Was Jill Abramson fired for being pushy? Karl Rove goes after Hillary's health. Is there a scandal brewing at the VA?
  • DC Drama, Ukraine, Nigeria, the Return of Monica Lewinsky

    May 9, 2014 | 29 min
    Conspiracy week in Washington, mixed Moscow messages, Benghazi, Boko Haram and Monica Lewinsky.
  • A Good and Bad Economy, Ukraine, the Death Penalty

    May 2, 2014 | 29 min
    Mixed messages on the economy, growing tensions in the Ukraine, and a renewed debate over the morality of the death penalty.
  • Inequality, Foreign Affairs Troubles, and a Nevada Rancher

    Apr 25, 2014 | 29 min
    Thomas Piketty's book on economics and rising inequality, a rough week in foreign affairs and Cliven Bundy offers some unsolicited advice.
  • Cooling Off in Ukraine, Warming Up for the GOP

    Apr 18, 2014 | 29 min
    Tensions in Ukraine cool off, GOP poll numbers heat up, and just what is the purpose of college sports.
  • The US, Russia and Ukraine; Sebelius Leaving

    Apr 11, 2014 | 29 min
    Should the Ukrainian city of Donetsk join Russia? HHS Secretary Sebelius steps down.
  • Obamacare Signs Up 7 Million, SCOTUS Changes Campaign Finances

    Apr 4, 2014 | 29 min
    Seven million sign up for healthcare; the Supreme Court lifts campaign finance restrictions.
  • Crimea Naivete, Hobby Lobby, Trusting the NSA

    Mar 28, 2014 | 29 min
    Who was naive about Crimea, SCOTUS considers religious freedom and can we trust the NSA?
  • Russian Sanctions, NSA MYSTIC and the Hobby Lobby Case

    Mar 21, 2014 | 29 min
    Sanctions and reverse sanctions, more from Edward Snowden, SCOTUS considers the right to contraception.
  • Senate v. CIA and Climate Change

    Mar 14, 2014 | 29 min
    The Senate and the CIA face off, Democrats stay up all night, and a special election.
  • Russians in Ukraine, Republican Future, the Inevitability of Hillary

    Mar 7, 2014 | 29 min
    The Russians control most of Crimea, the CPAC Conference, and Hillary in 2016?
  • The Ukraine, Shrinking the Military, and Gay Marriage

    Feb 28, 2014 | 30 min
    This week, Ukrainian unrest, military cuts, and gay rights in Arizona.
  • The Ukraine, Facebook and WhatsApp, and Climate Change

    Feb 21, 2014 | 29 min
    Political protests in the Ukraine, what's up with WhatsApp and climate change as a political issue.
  • Clean Debt Limit, Obamacare's Numbers, Gay Marriage, Cable Wars

    Feb 14, 2014 | 29 min
    A clean debt limit with housebroken Republicans, Obamacare's new numbers, gay marriage in Virginia
  • Does Obamacare Kill Jobs? Will Immigration Pass?

    Feb 7, 2014 | 30 min
    Does Obamacare kill jobs or end job lock? Can immigration pass. Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Spring Olympics.
  • The Imperial President or Small Ball?

    Jan 31, 2014 | 30 min
    After the State of the Union, is it the imperial president or small ball? A GOP breakthrough on immigration.The Democratic war on trade and the agony of the 1%.
  • Can Syria Be Solved? The Politics of Personality and Inequality

    Jan 24, 2014 | 30 min
    The Syrian peace talks, Wendy Davis, Bob McDonnell, inequality and a State of the Union preview.
  • Obama's New NSA Plans

    Jan 17, 2014 | 30 min
    President Obama's lays out new NSA plans. Is anyone happy? Can anyone stop Hillary?
  • A Dismal Jobs Report and the Christie Bridge-gate

    Jan 10, 2014 | 30 min
    A disappointing jobs report, Chris Christie's Bridge-gate, Bob Gate's bombshell betrayal, Independents become the majority, and the War on Poverty Turns 50.
  • Saving Mr. Snowden

    Jan 3, 2014 | 29 min
    Clemency for Snowden, the return of the Left, and Colorado pot.
  • A Year of Inequality: Scourge or Spur?

    Dec 26, 2013 | 30 min
    The meaning of inequality here and abroad, what should we be doing about it? Then, some holiday gifts.
  • Obama Takes Stock at Year End

    Dec 20, 2013 | 30 min
    Obama holds a surprise news conference. We talk NSA, Obamacare, the Fed and "Duck Dynasty."
  • TII: Our Final Invention?

    Dec 17, 2013 | 42 min
    My conversation with James Barrat, author of ?Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence And The End Of The Human Era?.
  • A Bipartisan Budget Deal and the Tea Party Bolts

    Dec 13, 2013 | 30 min
    A budget deal, NSA reforms and the Volcker Rule...
  • The Meaning of Mandela and Income Inequality

    Dec 6, 2013 | 30 min
    Nelson Mandela's giant legacy, Obama speaks about income inequality amid fast food strikes and fights to raise the minimum wage, and Joe Biden goes to China.
  • TII: The Deep Roots of Our Political Divide

    Dec 4, 2013 | 31 min
    Political psychotherapy with Jonathan Haidt, author of ?The Righteous Mind.?
  • An Iran Deal, Supremes on Obamacare, Gratitude

    Nov 26, 2013 | 30 min
    A nuclear deal with Iran: Breakthrough or Munich? The Supreme Court takes up Obamacare. Reflections on gratitude and Beethoven.
  • Debating Filibusters, Gay Marriage and JFK's Legacy

    Nov 22, 2013 | 30 min
    Senate Democrats squash part of the filibuster, the Cheney's are torn apart over gay marriage, and the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination.
  • TII: Doubling Down on Campaign 2012

    Nov 19, 2013 | 30 min
    Behind the behind-the-scene stories of ?Double Down: Game Change 2012,? with authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
  • Is Liberalism in Crisis? China in Transition

    Nov 15, 2013 | 29 min
    Could Obamacare be collapsing? China relaxes its one-child policy.
  • A Nuclear Deal with Iran? Electoral Tilting

    Nov 8, 2013 | 29 min
    Elections, lies and apologies. John Kerry flies in for Iran nuclear negotiations.
  • This... Is Interesting: The Charitable Industrial Complex

    Nov 5, 2013 | 28 min
    My talk with Peter Buffet (Warren Buffet?s son) about what?s wrong with philanthropy.
  • NSA Spying and the Obamacare Wars

    Nov 1, 2013 | 29 min
    Silicon Valley and Europe tell the NSA to back off, and the Obamacare wars rage on.
  • Healthcare.gov, the Snowden Files, JP Morgan's Big Fine

    Oct 25, 2013 | 29 min
    Sound and fury over Healthcare.gov, listening in on Angela Merkel, and JP Morgan.
  • This... Is Interesting: Art as Therapy

    Oct 23, 2013 | 31 min
    "This... Is Interesting," a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • Lessons of the Shutdown

    Oct 18, 2013 | 29 min
    We have a government. Republican psychology. The future of Iran.
  • A Left, Right & Center One-Hour Special: Is There A Deal in Sight?

    Oct 11, 2013 | 58 min
    The People Want their Government Back, They Just Might Get It. Going In-Depth with Rep. Steve King.
  • This... Is Interesting: The Tea Party View

    Oct 8, 2013 | 32 min
    A conversation with Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, a leader of the Tea Party caucus.
  • Washington Chaos: Is There a Path Out?

    Oct 4, 2013 | 30 min
    Your federal government is closed, who's to blame? We may have the solution.
  • One Fiscal Cliff Down, Boehner, and Al Gore's Big Payday

    Oct 4, 2013 | 30 min
    The stop-gap fiscal cliff leaves nobody happy, Republicans open the 113th Congress with a fight, Google is not evil, and Al Gore cashes in.
  • Countdown to Shutdown, Ted Cruz and Friendly Iran

    Sep 27, 2013 | 29 min
    Countdown to a government shutdown, Ted Cruz as narcissistic genius, and fresh talks with Iran.
  • This... Is Interesting: Singapore?s 4 Percent Health Care Solution

    Sep 25, 2013 | 27 min
    "This... Is Interesting," a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • Political Gridlock, Iran, the Fed, the Pope

    Sep 20, 2013 | 29 min
    A government shutdown, an olive branch from Iran, the Fed and the Pope.
  • The Syrian Drama; Extreme Inequality

    Sep 13, 2013 | 29 min
    Obama and Syria: Machiavellian genius or epic incompetence?
  • This... Is Interesting: The Smartest Kids in the World Are Not in the U.S.

    Sep 11, 2013 | 31 min
    "This... Is Interesting," a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • The Syrian Debate Crescendo, and More NSA

    Sep 6, 2013 | 29 min
    The Syrian debate crescendos and more NSA revelations.
  • Syria and the Hour of Decision

    Aug 30, 2013 | 29 min
    Sober talk on the risks of action and inaction in Syria.
  • This... Is Interesting: Quality Journalism: Dead? Or Being Painfully Reborn?

    Aug 28, 2013 | 29 min
    "This... Is Interesting," a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • The Syrian Quagmire, Bradley Manning and College Costs

    Aug 23, 2013 | 29 min
    No good options in Syria and Egypt, Bradley Manning sentenced, the anniversary of the March on Washington and college costs.
  • Chaos in Egypt, NSA Revelations and the GOP

    Aug 16, 2013 | 29 min
    Egypt and the Mideast in Crisis, More from the NSA and the Republican Party.
  • This... Is Interesting: The Historical Jesus

    Aug 14, 2013 | 29 min
    "This... Is Interesting," a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • NSA Reform and Bezos Buys the Post

    Aug 9, 2013 | 29 min
    Obama's NSA reform, the Snowden factor, the future of journalism and the anniversary of Hiroshima.
  • This... Is Interesting: Thought-Controlled Computing

    Aug 7, 2013 | 29 min
    "This... Is Interesting," a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, Iran Sanctions and the Fed

    Aug 2, 2013 | 29 min
    Good news for Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning, Iran Sanctions, Who Will Head the Fed
  • Carlos Danger, an Economic Reboot and Insider Trading

    Jul 26, 2013 | 29 min
    The Saga of Carlos Danger, Obama's Economic Talk and Wall Street's Economic Racket 
  • Detroit Goes Broke and Zimmerman Goes Free

    Jul 19, 2013 | 29 min
    Detroit goes bust, Zimmerman goes free, and a controversial Rolling Stones cover.
  • This... Is Interesting: Can America Deal With Dying?

    Jul 16, 2013 | 29 min
    "This... Is Interesting", a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • Snowden, Food Stamps and an Immigration Thunderbolt

    Jul 12, 2013 | 29 min
    Edward Snowden's new move, Egypt in chaos, food fights on farms, filibusters and foreigners.
  • July 4 and the Meaning of America

    Jul 5, 2013 | 29 min
    Independence Day and the meaning of the Red, White and Blue.
  • This... Is Interesting: The Republicans? Secret Weapon?

    Jul 3, 2013 | 36 min
    "This... Is Interesting", a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • Monumental Movement on Gay Marriage, Voting Rights and Immigration

    Jun 28, 2013 | 29 min
    A new day for gay marriage, a step back on voting rights, and rumblings on immigration and climate change.
  • A Farm Bill; Immigration and Obama Abroad

    Jun 21, 2013 | 29 min
    Congress fails on the farm bill and surges on immigration. Plus the Fed, Obama abroad and tragic deaths.
  • This... Is Interesting: The Great Unwinding

    Jun 19, 2013 | 33 min
    "This... Is Interesting", a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • The Syrian Shift and the Meaning of Edward Snowden

    Jun 14, 2013 | 29 min
    We explore the Syrian "red line," Edward Snowden, the Debut of the Scheer O'Meter and immigration crunch time.
  • The Surveillance State and the China Summit

    Jun 7, 2013 | 29 min
    A surveillance state, the China summit, Susan Rice and Samantha Power.
  • This... Is Interesting: Will Google and Facebook Destroy the Middle Class?

    Jun 5, 2013 | 35 min
    "This... Is Interesting", a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • Eric Holder Meets the Press and the Lois Lerner State

    May 31, 2013 | 29 min
    Eric Holder, Lois Lerner, the rise of the female breadwinner and the end of Medicare anxiety.
  • Obama Ends the War on Terror

    May 24, 2013 | 29 min
    Short description: Obama ends the War on Terror, Eric Holder and the 1st Amendment, the IRS versus Apple, and gay Boy Scouts.
  • The White House Scandal Trifecta: IRS, AP and Benghazi

    May 17, 2013 | 29 min
    It's a week of scandal for the administration. Is it much ado about nothing, or game over?
  • Benghazi, Immigration, the FBI and the Summer of Debt

    May 10, 2013 | 29 min
    Debating Benghazi, Immigration, the FBI's Flub, the Summer of Debt and the Great Gatsby
  • This... Is Interesting: The Arab Spring: Have We Missed the Real Story?

    May 8, 2013 | 16 min
    "This... Is Interesting", a new program by Matt Miller, is now available as a podcast in iTunes. Enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • Two Economies, Immigration, Syria, and Second Term Woes

    May 3, 2013 | 29 min
    The Syrian ?red line? seems to have moved. Are good job numbers really that good? Congress looks again at immigration reform. And is Obama blowing his second term?
  • Syria, Boston and George W. Bush

    Apr 26, 2013 | 29 min
    Syria crosses the "red line," the Boston bomber's rights, George W. Bush's legacy.
  • This... Is Interesting: The Robots Are Coming!

    Apr 22, 2013 | 22 min
    "This... Is Interesting", a new program by Matt Miller, will be available as podcast soon. Until then, enjoy the new show at http://kcrw.com/thisisinteresting
  • The Latest from Boston, Gun Bills Fail

    Apr 19, 2013 | 30 min
  • Gun Control and Immigration

    Apr 12, 2013 | 29 min
    Gun control in the Senate. Plus, immigration and entitlements.
  • A Dismal Jobs Report and the Morning After Pill

    Apr 5, 2013 | 29 min
    A Depressing Jobs Report, Unrestricted Birth Control, Kamala Harris's Looks and Social Security.
  • Same-Sex Marriage and the Immigration Speed Bump

    Mar 29, 2013 | 29 min
    The Supreme Court and same-sex marriage; plus immigration policy.
  • Israel, Nukes and the GOP

    Mar 22, 2013 | 29 min
    Obama in Israel, Iraq ten years later, and the GOP autopsy.
  • Left, Aequum et Centrum

    Mar 15, 2013 | 29 min
    A new Pope, new budgets, new cyber threats... the same big banks.
  • A Tale of Two Economies, Obama's Charm Offensive

    Mar 8, 2013 | 29 min
    Two economies, President Obama's charm offensive, the Rand Paul filibuster, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg leaning in.
  • Fiscal Cliff Forever; Saucy Scalia; and Double Pope

    Mar 1, 2013 | 29 min
    Sequester madness begins today, the Supreme Court takes on the Voting Rights Act and gay marriage, a tough-sentence for Bradley Manning, and coming soon: a new Pope.
  • Sequester Madness, Republicans Love Obamacare? Redefining the GOP

    Feb 22, 2013 | 29 min
    Sequester madness, rethinking Republicans, the GOP turns Pro-Obamacare, an Oscar preview, and politicians behaving badly.
  • A Hagel Filibuster, SOTU, Pope and North Korea

    Feb 15, 2013 | 29 min
    A Hagel filibuster, Obama's big speech, North Korea's nuclear test, and a clash over the Pope.
  • Drones; SOTU; Rebranding the GOP; the Saturday Mail Shocker

    Feb 11, 2013 | 29 min
    The war over drones, Republican rebranding, the State of the Union preview, and the postman won't even knock once on Saturdays.
  • Blah Jobs, Grilling Hagel and Immigration Reform

    Feb 1, 2013 | 29 min
    Another blah jobs report, Hagel on the firing line and is this the year for immigration reform?
  • Inauguration, CIA Leaks, and a New Cop at the SEC

    Jan 25, 2013 | 30 min
    Is Obama the liberal Reagan? Jail time for CIA leaks, Mary Jo White nominated to head SEC and sending women into combat.
  • Guns, Inauguration Day, and the GOP Retreat

    Jan 19, 2013 | 29 min
    President Obama unveiled his gun-control package this week - will it lower gun violence? Also, the GOP ponders the debt limit as Obama drafts his second inaugural address.
  • Was Afghanistan worth it? Chuck Hagel, Jack Lew and Biden's gun plan

    Jan 11, 2013 | 29 min
    Karzai at the White House, was Afghanistan worth it? Nominating Chuck Hagel and Jack Lew, but where are the women? Joe Biden on gun reform. Should we mint a trillion dollar coin?
  • One Fiscal Cliff Down, Boehner, and Al Gore's Big Payday

    Jan 4, 2013 | 29 min
    The stop-gap fiscal cliff leaves nobody happy, Republicans open the 113th Congress with a fight, Google is not evil, and Al Gore cashes in.
  • Our Best Year Ever?

    Dec 28, 2012 | 29 min
    Our end-of-year special looks at asks whether 2012 was, in some ways, the best year ever, and compares the glasses that are half empty and the glasses that are half full.
  • Guns and the Naked Fiscal Cliff

    Dec 21, 2012 | 30 min
    The NRA breaks its silence about the school shootings in Connecticut by proposing armed security in schools; meantime, Speaker John Boehner's plan B goes nowhere.
  • School Shooting; Susan Rice Withdraws and More

    Dec 14, 2012 | 29 min
    School Shooting in Connecticut, Susan Rice withdraws, Obama on Pot, Bradley Manning, a little fiscal cliff, and the labor law in Michigan.
  • All Fiscal Cliff, All the Time

    Dec 7, 2012 | 29 min
    Is the brink of the cliff the new normal? Jobs remain stagnant as the fiscal cliff draws near.
  • Palestine, Rice and the Fiscal Cliff

    Nov 30, 2012 | 29 min
    The UN elevates the status of Palestine, Republicans continue to dis Susan Rice, Mitt tries the turkey chili, and a divided Washington glides toward the fiscal cliff.
  • Middle Class Blues

    Nov 27, 2012 | 29 min
    US jobs numbers stayed flat for June, and the Eurozone continues its downward slide. What's to become of America's middle class and who's to blame?
  • A New American Majority and the Fiscal Cliff

    Nov 26, 2012 | 29 min
    A post-election conversation on the new American majority and the impending fiscal cliff.
  • Election Post-Mortem: LRC Live at the Broad

    Nov 26, 2012 | 59 min
    Matt Miller, Bob Scheer and Matthew Continetti's definitive EXTENDED look at the presidential election that gave President Obama a second term.