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Romney Town Hall Shows Risks Of Handing Voters The Mic

Mitt Romney, who appears well on his way to becoming the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, got a taste of the risk of handing voters the microphone at a Monday campaign event in a Euclid, OH manufacturing company.
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U.S. Foils Terrorist Plot To Target Airplane

Melissa Block talks to Carrie Johnson about an al-Qaida bomb plot that was thwarted by the CIA.
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Uphill Climb For Veteran Lugar In Tuesday Primary

In Indiana, Republican primary voters on Tuesday decide whether to give GOP Sen. Richard Lugar the chance at a seventh term. Polls show him in trouble, with his Tea Party-backed opponent in the lead. But for some, Lugar's perceived strength in the general election will influence their vote.
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As Texas Cuts Funds, Planned Parenthood Fights Back

The state of Texas has moved to block public funds for Planned Parenthood because the organization refers patients to abortion providers and advocates for abortion rights. Planned Parenthood says the rule violates the nonprofit's constitutional rights to free association and free speech.
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White House Sends Mixed Signals On Gay Marriage

On Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden expressed support for same-sex marriage. President Obama has not gone as far, saying his views on the issue are "evolving." On the Republican side, the Romney campaign recently lost a national security spokesman who is an outspoken defender of gay marriage.
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Wis. Democrats Vie For Chance To Challenge Gov.

It's primary Election Day in Wisconsin on Tuesday, where five Democrats are vying for the opportunity to take on Republican Governor Scott Walker in June. The recall stems from massive protests at the state capitol last winter, and many view the election as a referendum on Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.

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