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Chicken With A Side Of Controversy

We explore why the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A has put our politics and our plates on a collision course.

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Chick-fil-A Comments Still Churning Some Stomachs

The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has landed in the middle of the same-sex marriage debate. The company's president has been heavily criticized by some people for comments he made against gay marriage. Now, some politicians from across the country are saying the company is not welcome in their towns. Host Michel Martin speaks with James Kenney, Philadelphia councilman-at-large about the controversy.
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Are City Officials Overstepping On Chick-fil-A?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation on the controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A restaurants. Many politicians have indicated the restaurants are not welcomed in their cities but Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell says city leaders have gone too far.
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As Romney Heads Home, Campaign Steers Talk Back To Running Mate

After a weeklong international trip took the focus off of Bain Capital and taxes, the Mitt Romney campaign may be ready to take the focus off of its international trip. As Romney wrapped up his three-nation tour, his campaign announced a new app to keep track of the running mate selection process.
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Romney Aide To Reporters: 'Kiss My ... This Is A Holy Site'

The GOP presidential candidate visited Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Solider today in Warsaw. As he was walking to his car, reporters shouted some questions. Romney aide Rick Gorka used some sharp words to register his objection. He's apologized.
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House Expected To Vote On D.C. Abortion Bill

The House could vote today on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks in the District of Columbia — although the bill's supporters are expected to fall short of the two-thirds majority needed for it to pass.

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Behind The Battles Over Voter ID Laws

A wave of states recently passed new laws requiring that citizens provide identification -- sometimes photo ID -- before they are allowed to vote. Advocates say the measures are necessary to combat voter fraud, but others say the new laws...

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