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Week In Politics: Changing Tax Code And Primaries

Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the Republican candidate's taxes and next week's primaries in Michigan and Arizona.
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Friday's Political Grab Bag: Romney Leans On Bush's Economic Team Etc.

Romney is relying on some of George W. Bush economic advisers to refine his message; Santorum is gaining support from GOP according to a poll, and comedian Bill Maher gave $1 million during a live San Jose, CA stage show to President Obama's superPAC.
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Romney Reaches Out To Skeptical Tea Partiers In Michigan

In Michigan, Rick Santorum is counting on the Tea Party to see him as the true conservative option in the race, but Mitt Romney is challenging that claim.
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Man Gives U.S. Vets Two Things: Haircuts, And Hope

To help U.S. troops ease back into civilian life, veteran Anthony Bravo Esparza has set up a trailer in the parking lot of a Veterans Affairs campus. There, he gives the returning soldiers free haircuts — and a friendly, safe space to hang out.
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For Asians And Latinos, Stereotypes Persist In Sitcoms

Critic Eric Deggans says in modern TV comedies, there are fewer stereotyped roles for African-Americans — but two CBS shows suggest that's not the case for Asians and Latinos.
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When Empires Fail: 3 Books That Predict The Crash

Have you ever had the feeling that you've overstepped your boundaries? Author Tim Wu has — or, at least, he's read about it. He recommends three books on the disastrous consequences it can have. Tell us about a time you should have known your limits in the comments section.
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Letters: On The 'Other' Jeremy Lin

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about segments on the 'other' Jeremy Lin and the Academy Award for 'Best Original Song.'
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What Happened In 'Watergate': An Alternate Take

Thomas Mallon's new novelization of the infamous political scandal re-imagines the events through the eyes of the perpetrators. Critic Heller McAlpin says Mallon manages to capture both the metastasizing dishonesty and the ludicrousness of this great American tragedy of political ambition run amok.
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Google Glasses: Frightening Or Fantastic?

The buzz is building about the news that there soon may be "Google glasses" that can put information right in front of your eyes. But is that necessarily a good thing?

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