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Beyond The Call Of Duty: A Short List Of Heroic Acts By Politicians

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is part of an elite list of politicians who have rescued people in distress. Here's a partial list of other elected officials who've gone beyond the call of duty.

Cheney Expected At Wyoming GOP Convention Saturday

Just three weeks ago, the former vice president had a heart transplant. This would be his first public appearance since then.

It's All Politics, April 12, 2012

And then there were three. We're convinced Rick Santorum pulled out of the race not because NPR's Ron Elving boldly predicted it in last week's podcast but simply to show up Ken Rudin. Plus: Eric Cantor's controversial campaign contribution. And the war of words continues over Ann Romney's career.

Political Scientist: Republicans Most Conservative They've Been In 100 Years

Keith Poole of the University of Georgia, with collaborator Howard Rosenthal of New York University, has spent decades charting the partisan ideological shifts and polarization in Congress from the 18th Century until now to get the view of how the political landscape has changed from 30,000 feet up. What they have found is that the Republican Party is the most conservative it has been a century.

Who Has Upper-Hand In Battle For Women Voters?

Democrats accused Republicans of waging a "war against women" when reproductive issues took center stage in the GOP primaries. Now a recent gaffe from a Democratic operative is giving Republicans fresh ammunition. Host Michel Martin speaks with former speechwriter and columnist Mary Kate Cary, and Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Connie Schultz.

Obamas And Bidens Release 2011 Tax Returns

The Obamas' effective tax rate was about 20 percent of their nearly $790,000 income. The Bidens' effective tax rate was about 23 percent of their nearly $380,000 income.