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Thieves Target Political Ad Consultants On New FCC Site

The online government database was supposed to bring some transparency to the multimillion-dollar market in political TV ads, letting the public more easily see how much politicians and advocacy groups spend in major markets. But it also has inadvertently opened up some of those involved to fraud.
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Former NJ Governor On His 'Fall To Grace'

In 2004, Jim McGreevey was the governor of New Jersey and a rising political star. That was until he admitted his homosexuality, and an improper relationship with a male staff member. What happened next is the subject of the new HBO documentary, Fall To Grace. Host Michel Martin speaks with McGreevy and filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi.
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Bishop: 'I See Marriage As A Sacred Institution'

Hundreds rallied outside the Supreme Court this week as the justices heard arguments in two gay marriage cases. Host Michel Martin speaks to Bishop Harry Jackson, who opposes same-sex marriage and spoke at the Marriage March, a rally held in Washington, D.C.
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D.C. Mayor Gray Unveils $10.1B Budget

A new $10.1 billion budget for the District includes new spending on housing, police and fire department vehicles, and libraries.

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4 Senators Get First-Hand Look At Border Security

Some of the senators working on overhauling immigration left the halls of Congress to go to the border crossing between Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico. Reporters weren't invited, though the senators did speak to the press afterwards. David Greene talks to Politico reporter Anna Palmer about the border visit.
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Discord Grows Over Chicago's Planned School Closings

Hundreds of members of the Chicago teachers union and other labor groups rallied Wednesday in an ongoing protest over a school closure plan that would shut down more than 10 percent of the district's 400 plus elementary schools. This is part of a political showdown with the city that began earlier in the school year when the teachers went on strike.
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D.C. Council Candidate Pat Mara Denies Lobbying For Exxon Mobil

Patrick Mara, who just won the DC Sierra Club endorsement for the at-large seat on the D.C. Council, disputes a congressional lobbying record that lists him as a paid lobbyist for Exxon Mobil.

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Justices Cast Doubt On Federal Defense Of Marriage Act

In oral arguments, several Supreme Court justices expressed strong skepticism about DOMA, the law that bars same-sex couples legally married under state law from receiving the same federal benefits as married heterosexual couples.

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