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Chicago Mayor Emanuel To Present Proposed Budget

Chicago continues to wrestle with a massive budget gap and severely underfunded pensions. Fresh off a negotiating tussle with the city's teachers and a school strike, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presents his proposed 2013 budget to the City Council.
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Maryland Rep. Uses Her Campaigning Chops Away From Home

Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards (D) has been splitting time between her own campaign in Maryland and a role with the national campaign committee helping out other candidates in races around the country.

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The Risks And Rewards Of Being A Whistle-blower

The House votes to expand protections for federal workers who expose government waste fraud and abuse. Diane and her guests discuss the risks, rewards, and protections for whistle-blowers.

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Key House And Senate Contests To Watch

Political stakes are high in a number of House and Senate races across the country. A look at key contests to watch and how the outcomes could shape the new Congress.

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Colorado Students Look To Vote For 'A Better Future'

Colorado State University students say they are keenly aware that the current job market isn't a good one for newly minted college graduates, and they express worry over the size of the deficit.
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House Panel To Examine Consulate Attack In Libya

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee want to hear why the State Department repeatedly denied requests for tighter security for U.S. diplomats in Libya before the deadly September 11th attack on the consulate in Benghazi. The State Department has been tight lipped on the issue.
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Justices Return To Affirmative Action In Higher Ed

The Supreme Court has twice in the past 35 years ruled that race may be one of many factors in determining college admissions, as long as there are no racial quotas. But in agreeing to revisit the issue, the justices are indicating a possible change in course. They hear oral arguments Wednesday.
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Where Do Romney, Obama Stand On Foreign Policy?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been trying to show a contrast to President Obama on policies involving Libya, and other countries in the region. Steve Inskeep talks about the candidates' policies with Daniel Larison of The American Conservative and Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution.

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