• CBS News White House Correspondent Bill Plante Talks Inaugurations and Presidents By Dustin Wlodkowski CBS News veteran reporter Bill Plante said he loves politics because it’s about the interaction of people and power.
  • 2012 Iowa Caucus Special WEBN-TV Boston’s political team traversed Iowa on the presidential campaign trail and produced this half-hour special…
  • Paul Tries to Appeal to Vets By Emari Traffie Ron Paul salutes the troops at the Iowa State Fair Grounds while on the campaign trail. There were a few surprises throughout the event.
  • Republican Presidential Candidates on Energy By Liz Montequila Contributor Liz Montequila reports on the candidates viewpoints on alternative energy sources for WCAX News in Burlington, Vermont.
  • Progressives on Vermont’s Healthcare By Micaeli Rourke The Republican presidential candidates want to dismantle the new healthcare law. But there are others who want a single payer plan. Reporter Micaeli Rourke contributing to WCAX News in Burlington, Vermont, tells us about one state that is making it happen.
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  • Romney the Rock Star By Christina Winske Christina Winske files for WCAX News in Burlington, Vermont, and reports on Mitt Romney in Ames, Iowa.
  • Roemer Is A Different Republican Candidate By Katie O’Donnell Buddy Roemer isn’t your grandpa’s kind of Republican. The former congressman and governor of Louisiana is running for President of the United States on a platform that is not being discussed by many in the political field today.
  • Feeding America In The Nation’s Capitol By Sarah Aaskov — 1/19/09 Feeding America sponsored this year’s outdoor food drive at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Thousands came out to volunteer their time to hand out clothing, serve meals and take non perishable items for the hungry and homeless.
  • Awaiting the Surge By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 1/19/09 The country still has to wait for Barack Obama to be sworn in. But already tens of thousands of people have crowded along the Capitol Mall, just hoping to take in the powerful energy that is surrounding D.C.
  • The Progressive Majority of the Future By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 12/16/08 Young people turned out in record numbers for the Democrats this year. Is this a sign of what’s to come?
  • Obama Rallies New Hampshire Support By James O’Leary — 10/16/08 Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was in Londonderry, New Hampshrie to rally supporters in that key battleground state. Recent polls show Obama holding a 5 point lead over his Republican opponent Senator John McCain.
  • Sarah Palin Reaches Out To New Hampshire Voters By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 10/15/08 New Hampshire is reclaiming its status as a political hotspot. Even though the Granite State has only 4 electoral votes, candidates in the race for the White House are flooding the area. Wednesday Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin visited 3 towns to drum up support for her ticket.
  • DNC Slide show The WEBN news team has taken several stunning photos from their week long coverage of the Democratic National Convention. You can watch them in slide show form here.
  • Democrats Rally For Health Care Reform By Kailani Koenig-Muenster — 8/27/08 This morning the Democratic Party’s most prolific names gathered to proclaim their top priority for the coming year. Hillary Clinton was the star of the event called “Winning Health Care Reform in 2009.”
  • From The Convention Floor By Kailani Koenig-Muenster 8/27/08 If I’ve learned anything within the last few days, it’s that you shouldn’t believe anyone who tells you something’s impossible.
  • Protesters Want Free Speech Rights By Joshua Miller — 08/26/2008 Young protesters in Denver at the DNC are accusing the police of keeping them from their free speech rights. Our WEBN-TV reporter Magdalena Parker talked with two of them.
  • Police in Riot Gear Surround Protesters By Magdalena Parker — 8/26/2008 Seven o’clock hit and protesters began linking arms, getting ready to march under the evening sky of Denver. They flooded the streets outside of Civic Center Park, moving toward the 16th Street Mall and the Convention Center. Hundreds of police officers were dressed in riot gear and gas masks.
  • Historic Victory for Obama By Chona Camomot 1/3/08 — Tonight Senator Barack Obama came out on top in the Iowa caucuses, edging out rivals Senators John Edwards and Hillary Clinton.
  • Thompson Tries to Cook Up Support in Tama, Iowa By Phil Milnarik and Chona Camomot 1/3/08 — Former Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson stopped by a small diner in rural Tama, Iowa earlier this week. He continued to speak about what he calls his consistent conservative values before fielding questions from native Iowans in a crowded dining room.
  • Some Iowa Voters Decide at the Caucuses By Andrea Medeiros 1/3/07 — The caucuses are just a few hours away and some Iowa residents are still undecided.  Some plan to wait until they are at the caucus to make their decision.
  • Rocker John Mellencamp Performs in Support of John Edwards By Andrea Medeiros 01/02/08 – All-American rocker John Mellencamp performed Wednesday night in support of presidential candidate John Edwards at the Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Ron Paul Rallies Veterans By Angela Campion 1/2/08 — The night before the big vote, Congressman Ron Paul was rallying with fellow veterans. His message was to become less involved in foreign affairs.
  • McCain on a Mission By Keith McGivery 1/2/08 — Senator McCain speaks to voters in Urbandale, Iowa.
  • Ron Paul and Iowa Governor Chet Culver in the Polk County By Phil Milnarik 1/2/08 — The Polk County Convention Complex is tomorrow’s ground zero for the Iowa Caucuses. Right now it’s a media circus, but that’s not keeping key caucus players away from the action.
  • Ron Paul and Iowa Governor Chet Culver in the Polk County Convention Complex By Phil Milnarik 1/2/08 — The Polk County Convention Complex is tomorrow’s ground zero for the Iowa Caucuses. Right now it’s a media circus, but that’s not keeping key caucus players away from the action.
  • Edwards Calling for Change in Ames, Iowa By Andrea Medeiros 1/1/08 — Senator John Edwards is calling for change… and he’s going to the extreme.
  • How to Caucus Like a Democrat By Heather Johnson 1/1/08 — Political Director for the Iowa Caucus Committee, Norm Sterzendach, explains the Democractic Caucus process.
  • Edwards Forges Bond with United Steelworkers By Phil Milnarik 01/01/08 — Presidential candidate John Edwards addressed United Steelworkers at the local 164 in Des Moines, Iowa Tuesday night in what he called the “36-hour marathon for the middle class.”
  • Bhutto Assassination Controls Discourse By Dave Detling 1/01/08 — Last week’s assassination of Benazir Bhutto has brought foreign politics back to the campaign forefront. Matters that were once center stage had all but disappeared, until now.
  • Biden Says He’s All About Action By Phil Milnarik 1/01/08 — Senator Joe Biden is the candidate of action. That’s what he told over 500 people this afternoon at the Raccoon River Brewing Company in Des Moines. The crowd sat next to bar stools and towering beer tanks. There was a sense of excitement in the air while Biden told them why he ...
  • Mike Huckabee addresses potential voters New Year’s Eve 2007 By Andy Laub 12/31/07 — Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee addresses potential voters New Year’s Eve 2007. Earlier in the day, Mr. Huckabee told his staff not to launch negative ads allegedly attacking presidential candidate Mitt Romney. After his speech he…
  • Gov. Bill Richardson speaks to Perry, Iowa By Andy Laub 12/31/07 — Presidential candidate Governor Bill Richardson (D-N.M) spoke to a crowd of approximately 100 people at the Perry Public Library in Perry, Iowa…
  • John Edwards’ Fight By Angela Campion 12/30/07 — John Edwards had fighting words for voters in Boone, Iowa. And they had to do with corporations. He urged the crowd to join him in his fight to change the country. He blames corporate greed for destroying the nation.
  • Bill is A No Show By Dave Detling — 12/31/07 Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to surpass Barack Obama in the polls. To help gain support she pulled out all the stops. She called on her husband, former president Bill Clinton, to stump for her in Ottumwa, Iowa. WEBN’s Dave Detling has the story on how some people sacrificed their ...
  • Richardson Ignores Skepticism, Says He Can Win By Elyce Taylor 12/30/07 — Right now in Iowa Democratic candidate Bill Richardson isn’t in the top three, but he’s confident he can get there by Thursday. Today he reached out to two major constituency groups– veterans and educators. At the Des Moines Veterans Home, Richardson spoke eloquently and compassionately to the small crowd…
  • Romney-Huckabee Slugfest By Dave Detling 12/30/07 — Political pressure is mounting in Iowa. There are only four days until Iowans voice their vote in the state caucus.  So the candidates are clarifying their positions and doing some rumor control.
  • Tancredo- Immigration is the one and only reason he’s running By Nayna Sasidharan Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo says he doesn’t care about the office he’s running for. He just wants his issue heard.
  • Many evangelicals still skeptical of Romney By David Goodman Evangelicals used to be one of the most united voting blocks in this country. But in the 2008 presidential election, they’re divided. While some evangelicals are supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, others remain uncomfortable with his affiliation with the Mormon Church.
  • Clinton appeals to New Hampshire families Political candidates are crisscrossing New Hampshire these days at a feverish pace. Hillary Clinton brought her pitch to the voters in Salem, N.H., recently. Jerome Lewis reports.
  • Increasing media monopoly concerns FCC commissioners Media concentration is muting the voices of a wide swath of the population, two FCC commissioners told an Emerson College audience. Click here to listen to Jerome Lewis’s report.
  • Clinton takes the heat at Democratic debate Democratic candidates sharply criticized front-runner Hillary Clinton at the Oct. 30 Democratic debate in Philadelphia. Click here to listen to reporter Jerome Lewis’s audio report.
  • Mitt Romney: Evolving, or pandering? A gay Republican group has put out a new political ad attacking Mitt Romney. David Goodman reports.
  • Fred Thompson Stepping up in New Hampshire With the New Hampshire Primary closing in, candidates looking to place in the Granite State are spending more time there. One of these candidates is the once-absent Fred Thompson. Road to the White House reporter Philip Milnarik filed this report.
  • Democrats take on new edge at Oct. 30 debate It wasn’t quite scary, but Hillary Clinton found herself the target of considerably tougher criticism at the Democrats pre-Halloween debate in Philadelphia. Road to the White House Reporter Anna Sabella produced this radio report. Click here to listen to the report.
  • Ron Paul draws a younger crowd to politics Nayna Sasidharan caught up with Republican candidate Ron Paul and found out why his Libertarian views are gaining popularity with younger voters. Here’s her report.
  • Gov. Patrick endorses Barack Obama As thousands of supporters looked on, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick endorsed Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president. Nayna Sasidharan filed this report.
  • Governor Patrick Endorses Barack Obama (Full Video) See Governor Patrick Endorse Barack Obama at the Oct. 23 Barack Obama Rally in the Boston Common,,,
  • Barack Obama speech on the Boston Common 10/23/07 To download the full Barak Obama speech from Oct. 23rd, 2007 on the Boston Common, right click on this link: http://journalism.emerson.edu/mp4/Barack_Obama_Rally_Boston_Ma_102307.m4v (The video download is approximately 500 megabytes) The video is compliments of WEBN TV.
  • Voices from the Democratic Debate Jerome Lewis and Jennie Palluzzi have created a multimedia montage from the 9/26/07 Democratic Debate at Dartmouth College