brack obama http://wmot.org en Vandy Researcher Defends Political Attack Ads http://wmot.org/post/vandy-researcher-defends-political-attack-ads <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; If you find yourself punching the mute button on your TV remote every time a political attack-ad comes on, a Vanderbilt researcher wants you to know they do serve a useful purpose.</p><p>Dr. John Greer, Chairman of the Vanderbilt Political Science Department, delivered a lecture here on the Middle Tennessee State Campus yesterday concerning his attack-ad research.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:33:09 +0000 Mike Osborne 17094 at http://wmot.org Vandy Researcher Defends Political Attack Ads JUST ONE QUESTION: Chris Sanders, Tenn. Equality Project http://wmot.org/post/just-one-question-chris-sanders-tenn-equality-project <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Barak Obama and presidential challenger Mitt Romney are spending the day preparing for their first debate, scheduled for Wednesday night.</p><p>President Barack Obama is in Henderson, Nev., for a strategy run-through ahead of the debate in Denver.</p><p>Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is set to spend most of Tuesday in debate prep at a Denver hotel.</p><p>As the debate season gets underway, WMOT News is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:05:17 +0000 AP/WMOT 16329 at http://wmot.org