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Will Penn. I.D. Law Actually Keep Voters Away?

Voter I.D. laws have been hotly debated this election season. Now, a Pennsylvania case is challenging that state's new Voter I.D. law. The Justice Department also announced that it will investigate whether the law is discriminatory. Host Michel Martin speaks with Columbia Law Professor Nathan Persily for more on the case.
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Romney's Words That Outraged Palestinians Were 'Mischaracterized,' Aide Says

The GOP presidential candidate talked about "culture" as being one reason Israel's economy is stronger than those in areas managed by the Palestinian Authority.
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Congress Faces Final Bills Before Summer Break

Lawmakers are expected to face decisions on the Bush-era tax cuts, the drought in the Midwest and abortion legislation before taking their August break at the end of the week.

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GOP Senators Stop In Virginia To Decry Defense Cuts

Three Republican senators, including one rumored to be on the short list of potential Mitt Romney running mates, are railing against potential defense cuts in Virginia today.

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Latest Tea Party Vs. GOP Establishment Battle Comes Tuesday In Texas

The Tea Party is going all out on Tuesday in Texas on behalf of Ted Cruz, a former state solicitor general who is battling Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the GOP Senate primary.
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Romney Touches On Sensitive Topics In Israel

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney traveled to Israel over the weekend and waded into two of the most sensitive issues in the region: how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions, and whether the U.S. embassy should stay in Tel Aviv.
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A Portrait Of A Country Awash In 'Red Ink'

Wall Street Journal economics writer David Wessel's new book, Red Ink, lays out in unsparing terms the way the U.S. government spends money, who pays what in taxes, and why politicians can't seem to agree on ways to reduce the potentially catastrophic deficit.
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Eye On The Jewish Vote, Romney Commits To Israel

Mitt Romney is in Israel this weekend, in part to drum up support from pro-Israel groups living in the United States. The Jewish vote makes up only 4 percent of the American electorate, but it's where those votes are located that has both sides spending millions to woo them.

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