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Ted Strickland Not Ready To Hand Ohio To Romney

A new Washington Post poll shows President Obama inching ahead of Mitt Romney in Ohio. The state swapped political allegiances in the past — going for President Obama in 2008, then going for a GOP governor in 2010. Former Governor Ted Strickland lost that race and is now a surrogate for the president. He joins guest host Celeste Headlee.
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Kenneth Blackwell: Time To Call The Foot Soldiers

Kenneth Blackwell has a long history in Ohio politics. He was the Republican mayor of Cincinnati, and later Ohio's Secretary of State, and now he's a fellow at the Family Research Council. Guest host Celeste Headlee continues the discussion on Ohio politics with Kenneth Blackwell.
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Peanut Butter Recall Widens To Other Nut Butters After Salmonella Outbreak

Twenty-nine people in about 18 states have reported becoming sick from a rare strain of Salmonella associated with the peanut butter so far. Peanut butter supplier Sunland, Inc.'s expanded recall is a reminder that our food system depends on just a handful of companies.
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Cartoonists Weigh In On The Cartoon Controversy

They support the right of a French magazine to publish cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. But they say cartoonists must consider the possible consequences in a highly charged climate.
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Obama: No Video Justifies Attack On Embassy

Addressing the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday, President Obama told world leaders that there is no place for violence and intolerance. He has been struggling to contain widespread anger in the Muslim world sparked in part by an anti-Islam video. Is he making headway?
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A Political Litmus Test, In 6 Jokes

Could humor be the key to bridging a divided nation? Read these relatively nonpolitical jokes told by six very politically outspoken comedians, and tell us which ones you think are funny. We'll try to determine if that says something about your political leanings.
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Clinton Aide, Reporter In Profane E-Mail Exchange

The email exchange between a journalist and one of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's top aides grew quite heated and profane over the weekend. It marked at least the second time in recent months that a spokesman for a major political figure used an obscenity to get across his point.

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