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N.C. Gay Marriage Amendment Has Unlikely Foes

Next month, voters will decide whether to change the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, as well as civil unions and domestic partnerships. Leading Republican lawmakers think it's one of the most important issues facing voters. But some conservatives worry that the measure goes too far.
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Calls For Walker Recall Extend To Wis. Lt. Governor

National attention has focused on the pending recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. But there's another recall election in Wisconsin that is without precedent in U.S. history.
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Romney, Obama Battle Over Foreign Policy Records

Vice President Joe Biden delivered a foreign policy speech at New York University on Thursday.
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Also At The Supreme Court This Week: The Case Of The Sidewalk Snafu

After arguments on Arizona's show-me-your-papers law, it was more than a little odd that the Supreme Court police — for the first time anyone could recall — asked reporters to show their IDs to get into a roped-off area where TV cameras routinely set up. Here's an explanation of what happened.
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New Complications In U.S.- China Relations

Diane and guests explore political intrigue in China, in light of ongoing internal power struggles and the recent escape of a dissident. We take a look at new complications in U.S. – China relations ahead of high-level talks in Beijing.

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Some Campaign Donors Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Isn't

Much of the attention on money in politics this election cycle has been focused on the new superPACs and their wealthy donors. But publicity-shy donors have an alternative: politically active nonprofit organizations, where they can give all they want without disclosing their identity.
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Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel (Rebroadcast)

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.

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Party Of Reagan? No, Party Of Falwell, Writer Says

Rev. Jerry Falwell was a typical kid, more interested in pranks than church or politics. But he went on to create some of the country's most important Christian fundamentalist institutions and leave an indelible mark on today's Republican party. Host Michel Martin speaks with Michael Sean Winters about his biography on Falwell, God's Right Hand.

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