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Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Vote On Contract

The Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates is set to vote on calling off the strike on Tuesday. On Sunday the delegates voted down a proposed contract offer, saying they needed more time to consider it. The surprise rejection revealed divisions within the union that may make it hard to agree on a contract.
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How 'Mother Jones' Got The Secret '47 Percent' Video

On Monday, Mother Jones magazine released a video of Mitt Romney making controversial remarks at a private fundraising event. Audie Cornish talks to David Folkenflik about how the magazine got and verified the video.
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Romney Still Doing Damage Control For '47 Percent'

Anytime a candidate calls an unexpected press conference in the evening, you know it's not good news. We look at the latest news and political fall out from the release of Mitt Romney's remarks at a private fundraiser. The comments were made in May and the recording was released by Mother Jones magazine.
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Biden A Vital Surrogate For Obama On Campaign Trail

Vice President Joe Biden has been an important surrogate for President Obama this year, as he was four years ago. Biden especially excels at connecting with white, working-class voters — a group with which the president has struggled.
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Court Reverses Ruling On Political Donor Disclosure

A federal appeals court threw out a lower-court ruling that would have forced more disclosure of big political donors. It's a relief for the social welfare organizations that account for much of the pro-Romney TV campaign.
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Romney Conflated Different Groups With '47 Percent'

In secretly-recorded comments released Monday, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney referred to some 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax, are dependent on the federal government for assistance, and will vote for President Obama no matter what. Something near 47 percent falls in each category, but they are three distinct groups.

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