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Intriguing Opportunity, But Some Risk For Romney In Speech To NAACP

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's speech Wednesday at the NAACP convention in Houston comes at a precarious time for the nation's African-American community. The environment raises some opportunities for Romney as he challenges the nation's first black president.
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Taxes, Jobs And Jabs: Obama And Romney Slug It Out In Swing States

President Obama is in Iowa pushing his plan to extend tax cuts to the middle class — but not the wealthiest Americans. Mitt Romney is in Colorado accusing Obama of outsourcing jobs. Both states are up for grabs this November.
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'Unconstitutional' Miss. Abortion Law Has To Go

In the second part of a conversation about the new Mississippi abortion law regulating abortion clinics, guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with Nancy Northup, the president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. The organization is representing Mississippi's only abortion clinic, which could be shut down if a judge lifts a temporary injunction blocking the law.
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Miss. Rep: Abortion Clinic Regulation Protects Women

A U.S. District Court will hear arguments Wednesday about a controversial law that could close Mississippi's only abortion clinic. Opponents say the law is aimed at closing the clinic and limiting access to abortions in the state. But the law's author, Mississippi State Representative Sam Mims, tells guest host Maria Hinojosa that it's all about protecting women's health and safety.
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Super PACs And The 2012 Presidential Election

Super PACs supporting presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are projected to outraise pro-Obama groups by about eight-to-one. How super PACs could decide this year's presidential election.

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Romney Outraises Obama By $35 Million In June

For the second month in a row, Republican challenger Mitt Romney has raised more money than President Obama. That has the Obama campaign ringing alarm bells.
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Bush Tax Cuts: The New Middle-Class Norm

Much of the political focus when discussing the Bush-era tax cuts is on the wealthy, but they're not the only ones who would be affected if the tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year.

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