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Kojo and Tom chat with D.C. Council Member Michael Brown, I-At Large.

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High Court Decision A Blow To Public Sector Unions

In a blow for public sector labor unions, the Supreme Court ruled that non-members — who are required to pay dues in closed shops — do not have to pay special assessments to finance the union's political activities. The Justices said the First Amendment requires an opt-in system.
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Romney To Latino Voters: 'You Have An Alternative'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed Latino elected officials in Orlando on Thursday. After a primary season in which he talked of "self-deportation" among immigrants and vowed to veto the Dream Act, Romney was greeted skeptically. He said his immigration policy would include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military and green cards for those who earn advanced degrees in the U.S.
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Bipartisan Support Boosts Farm Bill Through Senate

The massive farm bill cleared the Senate on Thursday, setting up negotiations with the House over changes in a number of programs, including crop insurance and food stamps.
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Rubio On Compromise, Immigration And His 'Union Activist' Past

Sen. Marco Rubio talked to NPR's Robert Siegel about his evolution from liberal child to Tea Party darling. The senator viewed as a potential Republican vice presidential choice has just released a new memoir.

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