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Wisconsin's Governor: Recall Drive Is About Unions Seeking 'Power'

Gov. Scott Walker tells NPR that his political foes are camouflaging their true intent with platitudes about workers' rights, among other things. And he says he did what was right for Wisconsin during the battle he led earlier this year to weaken the state's public-employee unions.
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Small Business Owner On Why Walker Must Go

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation surrounding the effort to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. He is under fire after pushing through legislation that stripped most public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Martin speaks with Lynn Freeman of United Wisconsin, a group leading the recall effort.
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Gov. Walker: Recall Effort Wastes Time, Resources

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is fighting back opponents who want him out of office. If organizers gather more than 500,000 signatures in 60 days, a new election will be held in 2012. Host Michel Martin speaks with Gov. Walker, who defends his record and criticizes the recall effort that began Tuesday.
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Documentary Shows Language Saved From Extinction

In 1993, Jessie Little Doe Baird had dreams in a language that her Wampanoag people stopped using more than 100 years ago. The new PBS film We Still Live Here shows how they brought their language back to life. Host Michel Martin speaks with director Anne Makepeace and Troy Currence, vice president of the Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project.
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House Panel Votes To End Fannie, Freddie Bonuses

The House Financial Services Committee voted on Wednesday to suspend nearly $13 million in bonuses paid to executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The measure would also prohibit future bonuses. The Senate is expected to take up similar legislation.
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Perry Plan Would Make Big Changes To Washington

At an Iowa town hall meeting Tuesday, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry laid out a plan to, as he put it, uproot and overhaul the federal government. Among other things, Perry would end life-time tenure for federal judges including those on the Supreme Court, and make members of Congress take a 50 percent pay cut.
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For Arab Nations In Transition, U.S. Emphasizes Trade

With limited budget resources, the U.S. is focusing on trade and debt relief in an effort to encourage democratic and economic reforms in North Africa and the Middle East. It's also a way to tackle youth unemployment, one of the main problems that sparked the Arab uprisings.

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