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Texas Voter ID Law Now In Hands Of Three-Judge Panel

The judges are expected to make a decision by late August, and a lot of people outside Texas are interested in the outcome. A number of states have passed voter ID laws, and several await Justice Department "preclearance." If Texas loses, it will almost certainly appeal to the Supreme Court.
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It's All Politics, July 12, 2012

Mitt Romney, hearing boos at the NAACP convention, now knows what we go through each week on the podcast. President Obama, facing poor economic news, changes the subject with an assault on Romney and the GOP on taxes. Plus updates on Reps Charlie Rangel (victory), Jesse Jackson Jr. (health), Shelley Berkley (ethics) and Thad McCotter (skadoodle).
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Cheney: If There's Another Sept. 11, I Want Romney In The Oval Office

"Sooner or later there is going to be a big surprise. Usually a very unpleasant one," the former vice president said. When that happens, he's hoping Romney will be president.
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How Obama Factors In States Voting On Gay Marriage

Strategists say the president's support for same-sex marriage is helping both sides in states where the issue will appear on November ballots.
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How Battleground States See The Economy

The economic recovery is still tepid in most parts of the country, and there's a sense of trepidation that signs of improvement might not last. Among the swing states, some are doing comparatively well while others are struggling — but the political picture looks roughly the same in all.
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Obama Trip Focuses On Keeping Virginia A Blue State

President Obama begins a two-day campaign swing through Virginia on Friday. He won the state handily four years ago. Since then, Republicans have rebounded in a series of elections, and the state will be among the most hotly-contested in November.

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