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Family Research Council Stands Behind Rep. Akin

Rep. Todd Akin continues to have supporters who have not wavered despite his comments in the media this week about rape. Steve Inskeep talks to Connie Mackey, head of the Family Research Council's political action committees, about why the pro-life organization continues to support Akin's U.S. Senate run in Missouri.
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Akin's Rape Comment Gives Democrats Ammunition

Democrats are trying to use GOP Rep. Todd Akin's comments about rape and abortion to influence the presidential race and other contests across the country. Mitt Romney does not want to spend his time talking about Akin, but events have forced him.
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Democrats, GOP Need Donors For Party Conventions

The Democratic and Republican parties are preparing for their respective nominating conventions in Tampa, Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. That means each side will depend, as usual, on donors to help pay for the events.
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Pre-Election Legal Battles Target Voting Rules

New laws on voter identification and early voting are being challenged in court. Some cases could drag on until Nov. 6, Election Day, and beyond. The outcomes will affect voters, and maybe even the results.
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Michelle Obama Focuses On Work Still To Be Done

Michelle Obama has pushed nutrition and exercise in her outreach as first lady, especially with children. But as President Obama campaigns for re-election, his wife speaks of unfinished business.
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Romney's Energy Plan Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels

Mitt Romney unveiled his plan Thursday to eliminate North America's dependence on foreign energy by 2020. The plan would end subsidies for renewable energy sources and instead rely heavily on fossil fuels from the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Not discussed were the immediate or long-term effects on climate change.
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Tampa Home To The RNC And The Most Political Ads

When the Republican convention in begins in Tampa next week, it will do so in the number one most advertised TV market this election cycle.
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Democrats Give Up On Capturing Maine Senate Seat

It looks like the Democratic Party has all but given up on clinching the seat now held by retiring Republican Senator Olympia Snowe. Independent Angus King has lead in the polls since he announced he was running. Even the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee isn't helping Democrat Cynthia Dill in her run for the seat.

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