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3 Reasons The Senate Didn't Go Nuclear

Forced to choose between a tyranny of the majority or a tyranny of the minority, the Senate went with custom and chose the latter.
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Will 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Stand Up To Scrutiny?

The George Zimmerman trial has put so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws back into the spotlight. Host Michel Martin speaks to attorney Leigh-Ann Buchanan about Florida's 'stand your ground' law and similar legislation in other states. She's leading an American Bar Association task force on the laws.
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McAuliffe Outpaces Cuccinelli In Fundraising For Va. Gubernatorial Race

McAuliffe took in $1.9 million in June, while Cuccinelli collected $1.1 million for the hotly contested gubernatorial race.

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Virginia Starts Process Of Restoring Voting Rights For Nonviolent Felons

An estimated 100,000 nonviolent felons in Virginia are eligible to have their voting rights restored under new rules endorsed by Gov. Bob McDonnell.

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'Nuclear Option' In Play As Senators Meet In Secret

Lawmakers are meeting behind closed doors. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has said he'll change Senate rules to make filibusters harder unless Republicans agree to vote on stalled nominations.
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Reid's Limited Senate Options Lead To 'Nuclear' Threat

Sen. Harry Reid's current reality seems to give him few choices other than threatening to change the Senate's rules to restrict the use of filibusters.
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Democrats Call On Virginia Attorney General To Come Clean

A Freedom of Information Act request has been submitted looking into the connection between Virginia Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli and Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

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President George H.W. Bush Honored At White House

"We are surely a kinder and gentler nation because of you," President Obama told the nation's 41st president. The occasion was a ceremony to present the 5,000th Points of Light Award.
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Dan Balz: "Collision 2012: Obama Vs. Romney And The Future Of Elections In America"

Behind the scenes of the 2012 presidential race and how the campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could shape future American elections.

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The Latest In The Debate Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Attorney General Eric Holder says harsh punishment for drug crimes is devastating to communities of color. Now, he’s calling for reforms. Diane and her guests look at the debate over mandatory minimum sentencing.

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