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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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Medicare Cuts: 'End As You Know It' Or Future Gift?

Democrats were quick to attack House Republicans' budget plan, which calls for an overhaul of the program. Leading the charge is Vice President Joe Biden, who told senior citizens in Florida not to be fooled. Republicans, though, see the proposal as necessary for the next generation.
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Maryland House Passes Budget, With Tax Hikes

Maryland's House of Delegates passed a budget on Friday, despite staunch Republican objections to hikes in income and "flush" taxes.

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Santorum's 'Obamaville' Ad Warns Of 2nd-Term Horror

The trailer depicts a dystopian future where everything bad that can happen does, save for Hunger Games-like fights to the death between teens. Actually, that's an exaggeration. The future horrors in an Obama second term are all the common GOP bill of particulars against him: high gas prices and jobless rates, the loss of religious freedom, Iranian appeasement, in short the usual suspects.

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