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Political 'War On Women' A War For Women's Votes

Audie Cornish talks with Mara Liasson about the latest twist in the contest for the votes of women. Mitt Romney's wife Ann — at the center of a controversy last week over women and work — was overheard on Sunday saying that the flap had been an "early birthday present" and a "defining moment" for her. At the same event, Mitt Romney was overheard offering new details on tax deductions he would scale back, as well as cabinet departments he would scale back or eliminate.
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GSA Under Fire On Capitol Hill For Lavish Spending

Representative Darrell Issa's Oversight committee held a hearing on how the General Services Administration spent more than $800,000 on a Las Vegas conference.
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Expert: Proud Secret Service 'Furious' Over Incident

The Obama administration and members of Congress are incensed about a prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service. The co-author of a book about the elite federal law enforcement agency says the president's security was never at risk. The agency's stellar reputation, however, is damaged.
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Montgomery County Braces For Possible 'Doomsday Budget'

With Maryland's General Assembly no closer to calling a special session to compromise on a state budget, officials in Montgomery County are taking inventory of what the so-called "Doomsday Budget" contingency would mean for the area.

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Outrage, Apologies At Hearing Into Federal Agency's Vegas Scandal

General Services Administration officials spent excessively on a Las Vegas conference. So far, the agency's top official has resigned and several others have been fired.
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Could Billionaire Koch Brothers Ruin Cato?

Charles and David Koch filed two lawsuits against the libertarian think tank that one of them helped found. The brothers say they want Cato to stay true to its 'principles.' But many in Cato say the move will put the brothers in charge and threatens Cato's independence. Cato's Michael Cannon speaks with host Michel Martin.
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D.C. Mayor Says Residents Not Free

Monday is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. In 1862, more than 3,000 slaves in the nation's capital were freed. Host Michel Martin speaks with Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray about Emancipation Day, and why he says Washington still suffers from a type of slavery.

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