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Romney's VP Pick Shakes Up Presidential Race

The selection of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan to be the GOP vice president candidate shook up the presidential race over the weekend. Mara Liasson joins Audie Cornish to talk about the campaign.
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Medicare A Hot Topic As Romney, Ryan Hit The Trail

Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan campaigned in different states on Monday. Ryan was in Iowa, where President Obama was also campaigning. Meanwhile, Romney was in the important battleground state of Florida. Some analysts believe that Ryan's budgets proposals — which make major changes to Medicare — could hurt the Romney/Ryan ticket in Florida, especially among older voters.
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Hog Prices Rise On Word That Feds Will Buy Pork In Bid To Help Farmers

President Obama announced today that the federal government will try to help farmers hit hard by feed prices that have been driven up due to the drought. The plan to buy pork, chicken, lamb and catfish products will raise prices.
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A Recipe For Corruption: Jack Abramoff's Restaurants

Kojo chats with Jack Abramoff, the infamous former lobbyist who served prison time on corruption charges, about how he used the restaurant he owned to influence lawmakers.

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Understanding Paul Ryan's Budget Plan

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's budget is now under scrutiny, especially for its changes to Medicare. Diane and guests explore what's in the plan and how it would reshape federal entitlement programs.

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Waterfront Debate Key To Alexandria Mayoral Race

Two candidates for Alexandria Mayor disagree over legal issues regarding the waterfront redevelopment plan.

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Will Paul Ryan Help Or Hurt The GOP Ticket?

Republicans and Democrats can agree on one thing about Mitt Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate: His selection refocused and reshaped the race for president. That may be all they agree on. NPR's Ron Elving discusses the range of reactions.
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Fundraising For D.C. Council Candidates Going Strong

The latest campaign finance reports are showing strong fundraising numbers for candidates running for the D.C. Council.

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Woman Among Presidential Debate Moderators For First Time In 20 Years

For the first time in 20 years, a woman — CNN's Candy Crowley — will moderate a presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday. The moderators for all three presidential debates and the sole vice-presidential debate were named.

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