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Michigan Likely To Become A Right-To-Work State

The Michigan House and Senate have passed the legislation in different versions, and may take final action on the bills next week. Michigan could become the 24th state to say workers cannot be forced to pay union dues even if they work for a business or government employer with union representation.
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South Carolina's Jim DeMint To Leave U.S. Senate

Republican Senator Jim DeMint announced Thursday that he is resigning his seat from South Carolina to become president of the right-leaning Heritage Foundation, a Washington think tank. What will his departure mean for the Senate and for South Carolina?
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Analysis: Another Delay On Financial Disclosure Rules For Staffers

CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings talks about the latest delay in implementing a rule that would require thousands of legislative and executive staff members to post their financial disclosures online.

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Analysis: Investigation Into D.C. Mayor Gray's 2010 Campaign Picks Up

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest into the investigation of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign.

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Why A 'Fiscal Cliff' Failure Could Help The Economy

If President Obama and Congress can't make a deal this month, the economy could fall into recession while tax bills go up for nearly every American. On the other hand, it would do a lot to erase the nation's deficit.
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The Craft Of Speechwriting

Speeches are the most effective way to rally people to your cause. Kojo discovers what goes into crafting a great speech.

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Liberating (And Protecting) Health Data

Tech Tuesday talks with Bryan Sivak, the chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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In Farmers Market, A Free Market Rises In Cuba

Farmers in the communist nation were once banned from freely selling their crops. As the country struggles to feed itself, the government has begun to accept a greater role for the profit motive. Now each night, in a muddy vacant lot on the edge of Havana, a market appears after sundown.

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