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Caro's 'Passage Of Power': LBJ's Political Genius

Robert Caro's fourth book on the life of Lyndon B. Johnson documents the master statesman's most tumultuous years — from his dismal vice presidency to his ascent to the presidency and triumphant shepherding of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress.
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Romney's Big-Dollar 'Bundlers' Stay Anonymous

Since 2000, every presidential nominee has revealed the names of influential supporters known as "bundlers" who persuade others to give money to a candidate. But this year, Mitt Romney's campaign is not identifying its bundlers.
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Extremism In Congress: 'Even Worse Than It Looks'?

The two Washington political veterans who wrote the new book claim today's Congress is probably the most dysfunctional since the Civil War — and they aren't afraid to point fingers at who they think is to blame: the Republican Party.
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The Death Of Facts In An Age Of 'Truthiness'

These days, untruths and falsehoods whisper to millions through the Internet and social media. If people are believing what they want to, then it's time to mourn for facts.
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Obama Said WHAT? At The Correspondents' Dinner?

Politicians, journalists and celebrities gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Guest host David Greene chats with veteran White House correspondent and SiriusXM host Julie Mason for a wrap-up of the night's festivities.
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Profiled By The TSA? There's An App For That

Sikhs and other religious and minority groups often say they're unfairly singled out for additional screening. Now they hope to make their case with the help of a new mobile app.
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House Bill Passes For Federal Workers To Add More To Pensions

This week a House committee passed legislation to force federal workers to contribute more into their pensions.
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'What Good' Does Congress Do? Don't Ask

Host Scott Simon speaks with reporter Robert Draper, the author of the new book Do Not Ask What Good We Do. In the book, Draper follows the 112th Congress and the 2010 Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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