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The Income Gap: Unfair, Or Are We Just Jealous?

A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that economic disparity is now seen as a bigger source of conflict in the U.S. than race, age or national origin. That's why some believe the issue could matter in the presidential campaign, and others worry it may warp the national debate.
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Romney Emerges From Week Of Contradictions

On the one hand, Mitt Romney's landslide win in New Hampshire put him solidly on a course to focus on the general election last week. On the other hand, a new series of attacks on his years as a venture capitalist forced him to engage more directly than before with his primary rivals. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports from Aiken, S.C.
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Connecting With S.C. Voters, Candidates Try BBQ

The South Carolina primary is one week from Saturday. On Friday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hit an upstate barbecue, vying to emerge as the candidate the state's conservative Republicans can rally behind. NPR's Debbie Elliott was there and has this report.
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Karaoke Copyrights: Taking Back The Music

Karaoke machine manufacturers and the distributors of karaoke CDs have had an uphill battle fighting copyright infringement cases brought by music publishers. One player in the karaoke business is fighting a joint venture of Sony and the estate of Michael Jackson over a $1.28-billion bill. Host Scott Simon has more.
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Recall Supporters Confident, But Wis. GOP Has Sway

Democrats plan to turn in petitions by the truckload to try to force a recall election of Gov. Scott Walker, an effort that follows the governor's move to strip public workers of union bargaining rights. But the petitions will then be scrutinized for months, particularly by lawyers for Walker's campaign.
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Judicial Vacancies Rising Under Obama, Study Says

Federal trial court vacancies are going up under President Obama, even as caseloads are rising. A Brookings Institution report shows that this is the first time in memory that a president three years into his first term has seen judicial vacancies rise.
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Obama's Most Vocal Black Critics Dial Back Attacks As Election Year Begins

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West have made a traveling road show out of their roles criticizing President Obama. As the 2012 campaign begins in earnest, the duo seem to be moderating their tone.
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The Ron Paul Paradox: GOP Questions His Impact

Despite Texas Rep. Ron Paul's strong showing at the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, few Republicans think he could win the party's nomination. But some are concerned he could take his support and launch a third-party bid for the White House.
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Romney's Olympic Legacy: Savior Or Self-Promoter?

Mitt Romney and his supporters often cite his role in the organization of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City as a solid credential for the Oval Office. Romney was brought in as CEO in 1999 after a bribery scandal left the organizing committee struggling for credibility. But now, there are competing accounts of Romney's Olympic role — and motivation.

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