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Watchdogs Not Celebrating Obama Group's Switch On Big Donors

Organizing for Action, which was formed from the Obama for America campaign committee to promote the president's second-term agenda, now says it won't take money from corporations or PACS. Critics say they'll believe it when they see it.
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US Foreign Policy Challenges Ahead

Foreign policy experts General Brent Scowcroft and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski discuss the U-S role in Syria, tensions with Iran, and the direction of U-S foreign policy.

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Early Voting And Offshore Wind Power Advance In Maryland Senate

Lawmakers in Annapolis advanced two major bills, though in dramatically different fashion.

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Competing Plans For The Federal Budget

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray offer very different blueprints for the federal budget. How the plans compare and prospects for compromise.


Holder Responds To Paul About Drone Strikes On U.S. Soil

"Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" the attorney general asks. "The answer to that question is no."

Rand Paul Talks His Way Into The Political Big Time

Paul's epic-length filibuster not only drew attention to an issue of increasing concern to Congress, but also helped raise his own profile. The Kentucky Republican has long been considered a presidential aspirant.

Small Towns Struggle Too

The city of Detroit has been in the headlines after the state announced plans to appoint an emergency financial manager. But how are smaller cities dealing with a budget that's in the red? To find out more, host Michel Martin speaks with Diana Garza, mayor of Floresville, Texas. Garza is new to the job — a position that pays $100 a month.