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Cory Booker: Supermayor Or Self-Promoter?

Voters in New Jersey go to the polls next week in a special primary election for a U.S. Senate seat. No one on the ballot has more name recognition than the Newark mayor, considered a Democratic rising star. But Booker's critics say he's been more focused on his ambitions than on governing.
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Obama To Endorse Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

President Obama flew to Phoenix, scene of some of the worst wreckage in the housing collapse, to talk about how the government can lengthen and strengthen the housing recovery on Friday. He will endorse gradual privatizing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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"Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Eugene Allen began working at the White House in 1952. Over the course of three decades, he would witness the upheavals of the civil rights movement from a unique perspective.

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George W. Bush Has Heart Procedure; Stent Inserted

A blockage was discovered during his annual physical exam this week. The 67-year-old former president had surgery Tuesday. He's expected to be released from a Dallas hospital on Wednesday and to return to his normal schedule Thursday.
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Do Zimbabweans See Election As A Sham?

Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe held on to power, despite a challenging election. But his opponent, Morgan Tsvangirai, called the results a farce and plans to fight them. Host Michel Martin talks to independent journalist Frank Chikowore about how Zimbabweans view the election results.
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Will A Hockey Arena Save Detroit?

Despite filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is still on track to get a $450 million hockey arena - partially funded with public money. Host Michel Martin speaks with sportswriter Dave Zirin, who calls the move 'shameless,' and David Muller, a business reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan.
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In Early Poll, Gray Leads All Mayoral Contenders

A poll commissioned by one of his challengers finds D.C. Mayor Vince Gray leading the pack, though many voters remain undecided ahead of April 2014 mayoral primary.

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Former Assistant Virginia Attorney General Sues Cuccinelli Over Firing

A former Virginia assistant attorney general claims in a lawsuit that she was improperly fired after being accused of posting derogatory comments about Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on a newspaper's website.
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Virginia Libertarian Takes Aim At State-Owned Liquor Stores

Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate in Virginia's gubernatorial race, wants to privatize the commonwealth's state-run liquor stores.

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Virginia Governor's Race: Negative And Getting More So

If you like your gubernatorial campaigns negative and nasty, then Virginia's governor's race is for you, and will likely remain so until Election Day in November. How could it not be with such good raw material for attack ads?

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