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Alaskan political meltdown: Senator Ted Stevens

While Sarah Palin gets the spotlight, she's not the only big political story out of the northernmost state. Alaska's Ted Stevens, the Senate's longest serving Republican in office, faces prosecution for major corruption charges. He is also in a tight election fight for his Senate seat against Anchorage mayor Mark Begich.

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Governor Palin, women and class

Polls suggest that this young governor is energizing a wing of women voters who might otherwise stay home or vote Democratic this election. The Takeaway examines how Palin plays with women voters and how gender factors into campaign politics this year.