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Amid HealthCare.gov Troubles, Medicaid Enrollment's Been Brisk

Enrollment in private health insurance has been slow to grow since the health exchanges opened Oct. 1. But new enrollment in the Medicaid program has been brisk, including in states that are not expanding Medicaid under the health law.
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Can Congressman Trey Radel Survive A Drug Bust?

After pleading guilty to cocaine possession and admitting an addiction to alcohol, Florida Rep. Trey Radel's political future is unclear. Democrats are calling on the freshman Republican to resign his seat.
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Obamacare Crashes President's Polls, Does It Matter?

Public disapproval of the Affordable Care Act has pushed President Obama to his lowest ratings yet, according to a new poll. But does it matter? And how will the Cheney sisters' disagreement over gay marriage play out in the polls? Host Michel Martin asks journalists Callie Crossley and Keli Goff.
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JFK And Civil Rights: It's Complicated

President John F. Kennedy's relationship with civil rights was far from simple. Host Michel Martin speaks with one of the last living leaders of the civil rights movement, Georgia Representative John Lewis, about his own relationship with President Kennedy. Stanford historian Clayborne Carson also joins the conversation.
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Education Secretary Loses Some Of His Luster

Arne Duncan has expressed regret for his dismissive comment about the opposition of "white suburban moms" to Common Core standards, but the flap won't soon be forgotten.
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Florida Congressman Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession

Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, a Republican, was sentenced to one year of probation and fined $250. He's planning to seek treatment.
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'I Relied Upon My Faith,' George W. Bush Tells Jay Leno

The nation's 43rd president made a rare appearance on national TV. Told that he looks more relaxed now than when he was in the White House, Bush laughed and said, "No kidding ... duh!"
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Gov. Scott Walker Recounts First-Term Battles In New Book

The Wisconsin Republican survived a recall effort last year after signing on to legislation that eliminated collective bargaining rights for most of the state's public employees. He writes about the political battle in Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge.
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Obama Concedes Botched Insurance Website Rollout Cost Time

The Obama administration is asking for people who've been turned off by the government's problem-plagued insurance website to come back. Officials say the website is working better now, though it's still far from fixed.
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Sotomayor's Dissent Highlights Concerns Over Elected Judges

The justice issued a strong dissent when her colleagues declined to review an Alabama law allowing elected judges to override a jury's decision not to impose the death penalty.

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