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Former VP Cheney Undergoes Heart Transplant

Dick Cheney, 71, was in a Virginia hospital following a heart transplant Saturday. Host Laura Sullivan talks with NPR's Rob Stein about the former vice president's health.
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Dick Cheney Recovering After Heart Transplant

The former vice president's office released a statement Saturday disclosing the surgery, and saying that Cheney, 71, has been on the transplant list for more than 20 months.
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The GOP Contest: Louisiana And Beyond

Louisiana holds its Republican primary Saturday. Guest host Laura Sullivan talks with NPR's Don Gonyea about the state of play in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
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Dissecting Santorum's Ominous 'Obamaville' Ad

GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum released what may be the hardest-hitting ad of the 2012 campaign. "Welcome to Obamaville," shot and scored like a trailer for a Hollywood horror film, features a split-second flash of President Obama's face superimposed over the image of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Guest host Laura Sullivan speaks to NPR's David Folkenflik about the ad.
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4 Things To Watch For In Louisiana

The four things to watch for in Louisiana are Romney's share of the vote which must be 25 percent or more for him to gain any of the delegates who are in play Saturday. Also if he gets a large enough share of Catholic and evangelical votes, that could help him get to 25 percent as well.
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Obama's The Topic, Louisiana Is GOP's Next Goal

Saturday is presidential primary day in Louisiana where 20 delegates are at stake. Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul all campaigned there Friday. Romney leads in national polling, but Santorum is ahead in Louisiana.
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GOP Primary Season: Helpful Or Harmfully Long?

After John McCain so quickly clinched the Republican presidential nomination the last time around, the party changed its rules with an eye to extending their primary season, reaping public interest for months like the Democratic primaries of 2008. Host Scott Simon talks with GOP strategist Mike Murphy about whether this extension has been a help or a hindrance.
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How Does The Secret Service Create Code Names?

This week Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum got their Secret Service code names: Romney is "Javelin," Santorum is "Petrus." Presidents have been getting code names back to Harry Truman, who was called "General." Ian Chillag and Mike Danforth of the podcast How To Do Everything look into how these code names are assigned.
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In Conservative California, Confusion And Contempt For Health Law

The uninsured have a particular stake in next week's Supreme Court hearings on the federal health law. Residents of a largely conservative region in California where 1 out of every 3 people lack coverage share their attitudes toward "Obamacare."

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