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Green Jobs Guru Back To Energize Progressive Base?

Activist Van Jones served as special adviser to President Obama on green jobs. He resigned in 2009 after media reports questioned his beliefs about the 9/11 attacks. Now, Jones is back with a new book, Rebuild the Dream, outlining his vision for the progressive movement. He speaks with host Michel Martin.
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Analysis: U.S. Senate Faces Postal Service Overhaul Bill

CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing editor David Hawkings provides an analysis on the U.S. Postal Service overhaul bill that Congress is scheduled to take up this week. If lawmakers fail to make a decision on the bill, the Postal Service could run out of money by mid-May.
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Thompson Firm Holds $6.3 Million Virgin Islands Contract

The accounting firm of Jeffrey Thompson, the big-time D.C. political donor now under federal investigation, holds a contract with the U.S. Virgin Islands worth more than $6.3 million. Records show Thompson raised significant campaign contributions for a member of Congress from the U.S. territory.

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Charity Status Of Conservative Group Challenged

The conservative group that has seen some corporate donors flee because of its involvement in pushing for voter ID and stand-your-ground gun laws, has new troubles. Common Cause has filed a complaint with the IRS that the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, violated the limits of its charity tax status.
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Immigration Remains A Dicey Issue For Romney, GOP

President Obama won 2 out of 3 Hispanic votes in 2008, and Democrats this election season have a growing advantage with Hispanics. But Republicans and likely nominee Mitt Romney say they have a strong case to make for those votes based on the economy, and some are trying to shift focus away from Romney's stance on immigration.

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