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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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Rubio's 'Dream Act Light' Jumbles Immigration Issue

People on all sides of the debate are watching Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempt to craft a proposal that helps to repair the GOP brand among Hispanics, appeals to independent voters who favor a path to citizenship, and upends President Obama's advantage on the issue without alienating conservatives.
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Presidential Politics Hits The Hill, And Students Win

In two key votes this past week, many Republicans fell in step with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his quest for more support from younger voters and women.
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Obama Team Changes Line Of Attack Against Romney

Republican Mitt Romney is sticking with his longstanding attack on President Obama as someone not up to the job of turning around the economy. But the Obama campaign has stopped portraying Romney as a flip-flopping, say-anything politician. It is now characterizing him as an extreme conservative.
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Holder: 'More Work To Do' Before Term Is Over

Attorney General Eric Holder is in the homestretch of his first, and probably last, full term as the nation's top law enforcement officer. He talks to NPR about the country's ongoing struggle over civil rights, and what he wants to accomplish in his last months of government service.
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FCC Requires Top Market TV Stations To Post Political Ad Data Online

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a rule requiring TV stations to post details online about the amount of political advertising they air, and what they charge for the ads. For the first two years, the ruling applies only to major network affiliates in the nation's biggest markets.

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