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Romney Aims Tough Talk At China, And Obama

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been drawing sharp contrasts with President Obama on the U.S. approach to China. But the reality may be that some things won't change no matter who is in charge.

Romney Scrambles After Doubting London's Olympics

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in the United Kingdom for the first leg of a foreign trip that also takes him to Israel and Poland. Audie Cornish talks with Philip Reeves about Romney's meetings today with current and former British officials.

NPR Taps Lobbying Firm To Help Make Case On Public Funding

The outside lobbying firm, which has deep GOP roots, has been hired as some House Republicans seek to make deep funding cuts to public broadcasting. NPR says no federal funds are being used to pay for the lobbying.
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O'Malley Sets Up Political Action Committee

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has thrown down the gauntlet and started a PAC, a move expected to precede a campaign for the Democratic nod for president in 2016.

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Part 1: 'It's Complicated': The Federal Government And The D.C. Region

The D.C. area's many ties to the federal government make the local debate about federal spending particularly complicated — but residents in the region are willing to have that deeper discussion. 


Romney Backer Explains Why Obama's Wrong, Despite Her Firm's Gov't Contracts

Rebecca Smith owns a construction-management firm that does a lot of work overseeing the building of schools, jails and other projects for state and local governments. She explains why she is "disgusted" by President Obama's thesis that government had a significant role in her success.