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Obama Bus Tour Focuses On Swing State Ohio

The president will spend the first two days after Independence Day touring Ohio and Pennsylvania by bus, recalling some of the spirit of his 2008 campaign.
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July Fourth Means Busy Day Of Parades For Politicians

There's nothing like a parade for the Fourth of July — and for the politicians that press the flesh along dozens of parade routes. 

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Deval Patrick Says The Dream Is In Danger

Deval Patrick says he's living the American dream. He's the first black governor of Massachusetts, one of only two ever elected as governor in American history. But he says many Americans feel the dream is under threat. Host Michel Martin speaks with Governor Patrick about his new book, Faith In The Dream.
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Did Roberts Flip On The Health Care Decision?

Since the Supreme Court's health care ruling — in which Chief Justice John Roberts provided the key vote to uphold most of the law — speculation has raged about whether he changed his mind in the course of deliberations. In many ways, the question of a switch misperceives how the court works.
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Michigan's GOP Governor Keeps To Middle Of The Road, Vetoes Voter ID Law

Rick Snyder once again breaks ranks with other top Republicans by vetoing bills that opponents said were meant to suppress voter turnout.
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Cheh Calls For Formal Probe Into Pepco Response

Dissatisfaction with Pepco's response to last Friday's storm has sparked one D.C. Council member to call for a formal probe with subpoena powers against the embattled utility.

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"Barack Obama: The Story"

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss about his new biography of President Barack Obama.

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True Or False? Elected Officials Interpret The Health Law

Though elected officials have strong opinions on both sides of the healthcare law, it seems that some are hazy on the details. Test your own knowledge of what the health care ruling means for Americans.
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How History Colors Our View Of Presidents

Ranking presidents is a favorite pastime of historians and political scientists, writes author Bob Merry in his book Where They Stand. Merry and Political Junkie Ken Rudin discuss how voters and historians evaluate presidents, and how those ideas change over time.

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