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New Restaurateur Doubles As Capitol Hill Aide

Laura Schiller balances her role as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer with her new role as co-owner of Unum, a restaurant in Georgetown.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Greece's New Democracy party wins the national election and forms a government. Egyptian officials delay declaring the results of the presidential election. And the Arab League urges Russia to stop supplying arms to Syria. A panel of journalists joins guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A House panel voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told a Latino group he would replace and supersede President Barack Obama’s immigration plan. Federal Reserve officials extended a program known as “Operation Twist” and said they were prepared to do more if necessary to spur job growth. Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and Ari Shapiro of NPR join guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Gary Johnson Offers Third Choice In 2012 Elections

You might think the presidential race is settled with two candidates. But there's one candidate you might not have heard much about. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is running for president on the Libertarian Party ticket. Johnson speaks with host Michel Martin about his policies and the challenges he has getting his message heard.
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Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns; Suffered Seizure Earlier This Month

Just under two weeks after suffering a seizure that led to two car accidents within minutes of each other, John Bryson is stepping down.
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Campaigns Release Fundraising Numbers, But Some Big Spenders Stay Mum

The presidential candidates and the superPACs supporting them released details Wednesday about how they raised their money last month. But there's not even a mention of some of the biggest spenders: so-called social welfare organizations that are hammering Obama in the critical battleground states.
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Virginia Couple Receives Voter Registration Form For Dead Dog

A couple from Bedford, Va. were shocked last week when a voter registration form addressed to their deceased dog, Mozart, was mailed to their house. 

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House Panel Holds U.S. Attorney General In Contempt

For the first time since President Obama took office, the White House has invoked executive privilege in a dispute with Congress. Obama sided with his Justice Department and refused to turn over documents to House Republicans in their probe of the botched gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious. But the aggressive move by the president was not enough to stop a Republican committee from voting to hold his attorney general in contempt.

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