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The 2012 Election: An Epic Battle

Tyler Driscoll for Obama for America

Victories for the Republican Party in the 2010 midterm elections seemed to block President Obama at every turn and the GOP appeared to have a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, we take a closer look at the pivotal 2012 election withJonathan Alter's book The Center Holds Obama and His Enemies. Also, we discuss some of Obama's struggles in his second term and how those compare to the challenges he faced during re-election.

HEAR MORE: Jonathan Alter will speak June 11 at 7 p.m. at Unity Temple on The Plaza, 707 W 47th St. For ticket information, click here

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When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.