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Romney Embraces Winner-Take-All Primary In Wis.

The Republican presidential candidates campaigned in Wisconsin over the weekend. Wisconsin along with Maryland and Washington, D.C. have primaries Tuesday. Mitt Romney is expected to win in Wisconsin.
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On Energy Policy, Romney's Emphasis Has Shifted

The GOP candidates for president have seized on high gasoline prices as a line of attack against President Obama, largely saying the answer is more domestic oil drilling. But as Massachusetts governor, GOP front-runner Mitt Romney used to emphasize fuel efficiency and cutting energy demand.
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Maryland Voters Head To Polls For Tuesday's Primary

Maryland voters will have more than just the GOP presidential race to weigh in on during Tuesday's primary.

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Virginia Still Without GOP Nominee For Senate

Republicans in Virginia are still undecided as to who will run against former Gov. Tim Kaine in the Senate race.
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The Individual Mandate's Growth In Unpopularity

The Supreme Court case against President Obama's health care law may come down to one big legal question: Can the government require every American to buy health insurance? Many Americans say no, but a former White House spokesman says that's because they don't fully understand the law. And an individual mandate was even once proposed by Republicans.
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In 1993, Republicans Proposed A Mandate First

Despite their current opposition, the individual mandate originated with Republicans. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks to former Sen. Bob Bennett about the Republicans' support of the idea. During his 18 years in the Senate, Bennett, a Republican, co-sponsored health care reform bills containing the individual mandate.
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Advantage In Hand, Romney Campaigns In Wis.

After months of upsets and indecisive results, there were signs this week that the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination may be entering its final stages. Mitt Romney has a huge lead in delegates, and some big endorsements are rolling in. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Don Gonyea in Wisconsin, which has a primary Tuesday.
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'Obamacare' Sounds Different When Supporters Say It

The term "Obamacare," originally used to disparage President Obama's health care law, is being re-appropriated. During the three days of health care hearings last week, protesters in favor of the law proudly proclaimed their love for "Obamacare." But the final verdict on the word's connotation is still out.

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