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Battles Over Voter ID Laws Intensify

Since 2008, controversial changes to state election laws have spread across the nation to restrict voter registration drives, scale back early voting periods or stop people from registering to vote on Election Day. Opponents say the new laws discriminate against minority voters.
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Fingers Point As Job Numbers Fall

Hiring ground to a halt across different industries in many parts of the country last month, according to the jobs report released on Friday. The news sent the Dow Jones plunging and gave President Obama's critics fresh material for attacks, but analysts see another story.
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Why Political Ads In 2012 May All Look Alike

There's supposed to be a difference between a candidate's ads that are financed by relatively small and disclosed money, and the big-budget, secretly funded ads from outside groups. But this year, those supposed differences don't mean much.
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May Jobs Report Keeps Obama On Defensive, Aids Romney's Offense

If the economy continues May's unsteady sort of progress, Obama and other administration officials will keep pointing out rays of economic hope and reminding voters of how bad situation was when they took office. Meanwhile, Romney, aided by congressional Republicans, will continue to paint the president and his economic policies as a failure.
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Obama, Romney Have Sharply Different Takes On Weak Jobs News

While the Republican contender blames what he says are the administration's "failed" economic policies for weak job growth, the president says he headed off another Great Depression. It's the central debate of the 2012 campaign.
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Wisconsin Recall Results

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survived an attempt to oust him from office after he stripped collective bargaining rights from public employees. Join Diane and guests as they discuss what it could mean for unions across the country and the 2012 presidential race.

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It's All Politics, May 31, 2012

Mitt Romney gets enough delegates, in some counts, to go over the top in his bid for the GOP nomination. But his celebration is upstaged by Donald Trump. Plus: The Texas GOP goes into overtime to find a Senate nominee, Rep. Thad McCotter plans a write-in campaign, and a look ahead to Wisconsin.

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