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Pew Study: Americans More Polarized Than Ever

Robert Siegel talks with Andrew Kohut — President of the Pew Research Center — about Pew's latest American Values Survey. Since 1987, the center has tracked American political, economic and social values in a yearly poll. This year's survey shows Americans are more polarized along partisan lines than at any point in the past 25 years.
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After The Housing Bust, Revisiting Homeownership

In the wake of the housing crisis, many felt that homeownership — long a key element of the American dream — had moved out of reach. Now, many Americans still aspire to own their own home, and home sales are slowly ticking up around the country.
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Supreme Court Backs Secret Service Agents In Dick Cheney Case

In a case involving then-Vice President Dick Cheney's Secret Service detail, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that agents accused of a politically motivated arrest are immune from suit. But the court's unanimous ruling did little more than resolve this particular case.
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Wisconsin Recall: What's At Stake For Unions?

On Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will face off against Milwaukee mayor Tom Barret, in a race that will have major implications for the future of organized labor nationwide. Wall Street Journal reporter Douglas Belkin discusses about what's at stake for unions.
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Making Summer Jobs Work For Teens

A report by Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies finds that less than 30 percent of U.S. teens had jobs in the summers of 2010 and 2011. Though the employment outlook is bleak, there are some strategies for navigating the summer job market.
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Gay GOP Candidate Reveals Closeted History

Mitt Romney may have the GOP nomination all sewn up. But he'll have to get past Fred Karger in tomorrow's California primary. Karger is Republican, and he's also the first openly gay candidate to run for president from either major party. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his campaign and his struggle to come out.

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