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Tax Fight A Prelude To Supreme Court Fireworks

The first of the three days of arguments over the new health care law proved, as expected, to be arcane, dense and probably unimportant in the long run. Tuesday's argument challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate is likely to provide more sparks.
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Prospects for Change in Cuba

The Pope’s visit to Cuba highlights its struggles for economic, social and political change. Diane and the panelists discuss life in Cuba today and implications for the U.S. and Latin America.

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GOP Seizes On Obama Open-Mic Comment To Russian Leader

Republicans sought to capitalize on President Obama's candid moment, caught on an open mic, with Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, by accusing the president of having all sorts of secret plans he intends to roll out after the election.
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Polls Open For Arlington County Board Seat

Arlington voters are headed to the polls for a special election.
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Wrap-up of Affordable Care Act Hearings

In one of its longest sessions ever, the Supreme Court will hear six hours of argument over three days on the Affordable Care Act. After the session concludes on Wednesday, join Diane and guests for a wrap up of the arguments, and a guide to what happens next.

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Protesters, Spectators Gather Outside Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court begin hearing oral arguments on the health care law Monday. Outside the court, protesters and counter-protesters gathered with signs and chants. Also, people hoping to get in to witness the proceedings started lining up Friday morning.
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No Rabbits Were Harmed, But Herman Cain's Latest Video 'Blasts' A Bunny

During his brief run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, Herman Cain became well known for his 9-9-9 tax plan, the allegations of sexual harassment that threatened to drown out his message and his highly unusual videos. He's out with another.
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Monday Political Grab Bag: Supreme Court Takes Health Care Law's Pulse...

Supreme Court arguments began on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act... Obama told his Russian counterpart that he would have "more flexibility" on missile defense after his re-election... Santorum's decisive win Saturday in Louisiana's GOP primary did little to reset the race.

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