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Romney Pitches National Security, Foreign Policy Plan

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney marked the anniversary of Sept. 11 with a speech to the National Guard Association Convention in Reno, Nev. Melissa Block talks to Ari Shapiro.
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Chicago Teachers' Strike Forces Obama To Steer Carefully Between Two Allies

The Obama administration and the president's Chicago-based re-election campaign are trying to minimize the risks of offending teachers and union members by carefully navigating the tricky waters between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the striking teachers.
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Reporter's Pledge-Of-Allegiance Quandary Sparks Twitter Debate On Romney Trail

Mitt Romney's rally began the way every political event begins. "Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance and our country's national anthem." Most of the reporters around me stood and put their hands over their hearts. This time instead of just sitting and working, I tweeted what I was feeling.
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Politics, The Pledge And A Peculiar History

Every so often, the Pledge of Allegiance gets wrapped up in a political campaign, often with the conservative candidate or group suggesting the other side is anti-American or anti-God. And each time, the actual history of the pledge is either ignored entirely or glossed over.
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Does Political Mommy Talk Make You Cheer Or Gag?

Both major party presidential campaigns are focusing on family this election season. Some parents relate to the personal stories, but others say the candidates are just pandering. Host Michel Martin takes a look at how family is playing out in this campaign. She checks in with moms Leslie Morgan Steiner, Jolene Ivey, Dani Tucker and Gayle Trotter.
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Democrat Wendy Rosen Withdraws From House Race

Wendy Rosen, a Democratic candidate for Congress in Maryland, abruptly withdrew from the race Monday after party officials learned she had voted in two different states in past elections.

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Rhetoric Aside, Few Details Of Romney's Tax Plan

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says it is possible to cut tax rates without driving the government deeper into the red, and that he can make up for the lost revenue by closing tax loopholes. But analysts have had a hard time testing Romney's claim because he hasn't offered many specifics.
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Inside Obama's Decisions: From Libya To Lunch

To try to get a sense of what it really means to be the president, writer Michael Lewis spent six months in President Obama's shadow. Lewis wanted to show just what it's like to be in the president's shoes — down to something as simple as what he eats and wears every day.

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