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For Wisconsin Voters, Recall Day Is Here

Republican Gov. Scott Walker faces Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election Tuesday that has attracted a lot of outside money. The attempt to remove Walker came after he successfully pushed to limit collective bargaining rights for public sector unions.

After 47 Years In Congress, Conyers Faces New Day

Congressional incumbents typically have a big advantage come election time. But Michigan Democrat John Conyers — the second-most senior member of the U.S. House — faces a newly redrawn congressional district and the toughest re-election campaign of his political career.

N. Dakota 'Religious Liberty' Measure Sparks Debate

Next week, North Dakota voters will decide whether to add an amendment to the state's constitution that supporters say will guarantee religious freedom. But Measure 3 has prompted debate over what it safeguards and what its consequences might be.

Romney Rekindles Conservative Doubts With Pick To Lead White House Transition

Mitt Romney's choice of former Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt, who supports a key part of President Obama's health care law, has irked some conservatives.
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The Business Congress Left Behind

Lawmakers have begun a five-week summer recess. A panel joins Diane to discuss what the 112th Congress has accomplished and what it left unfinished before going home to campaign for reelection.


Outcome Of Wis. Recall May Affect Obama, Romney

On Tuesday, Wisconsin voters will decide whether to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker and replace him with a Democrat.

Wisconsinites 'Reach Out' To Heal Partisan Divide

Wisconsin's historic gubernatorial recall election is on Tuesday. Republican Scott Walker could become just the third sitting governor in U.S. history to be recalled from office. The recall battle has bitterly divided the state; so much so that some people have just stopped talking politics with friends, neighbors, co-workers, even family members. But two Wisconsin couples — one Republican and the other Democratic — are trying to bridge the partisan divide in the state.