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Obama Addresses Veterans At VFW Convention

President Barack Obama was in Reno, Nev., on Monday to address the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Don Gonyea talks to Audie Cornish.
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Gray Campaign Improperly Used Public Housing Data

The improprieties conducted by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign continue to stack up, as a report from the Washingon Post alleges that the campaign illegally used a public housing database to target specific voters.

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Telling Tales Of Politicians' First Campaigns

Getting politicians to talk about their past and most vulnerable moments is a difficult task. But one man has managed to get more than 60 prominent politicians to talk about their first campaigns. Host Michel Martin speaks with Columbia University oral historian Jeffrey Brodsky, who wrote about this project for the Washington Post Magazine.
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Wooing Women Voters

Women have emerged as the key undecided voters in this year’s presidential election. We analyze what women care about and how the candidates are trying to win them over.

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Obama, Romney Court Veterans Ahead Of Romney's Foreign Trip

President Obama and Mitt Romney are courting the military veteran vote. Both speak at the annual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Obama travels to Reno, Nev., to address the group today. Romney speaks to the group tomorrow. A Gallup poll finds veterans overwhelmingly favor Romney.
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Little Progress On Federal Budget Talks

Members of Congress are under the gun to find trillions of dollars in budget cuts before automatic reductions known as "sequestration" kick in early next year.

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Minimum Wage Debate Comes Back To Capitol Hill

It's been three years since the federal government increased the national minimum wage, and activists and lawmakers alike plan to rally this week to call for a hike in the national pay standard.

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Obama, Romney Court Veterans In Key States

In a close presidential race, every constituency counts. With both President Obama and Mitt Romney addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention this week, it's clear that veterans have become a prized voter group. That's especially true in battleground states like Florida, Virginia and Ohio, where vets make up a large enough segment of the population to swing the election.

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