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Keystone: Dead Pipeline Lives On As Election-Year Issue

Now that President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, an obvious question is what will it mean for the 2012 presidential election? The key to Keystone is which side will have the most success in framing its case to enough voters for it to make a difference.
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Understanding the Culture of the Secret Service

The Secret Service has announced the departure of three employees connected to a prostitution scandal involving members of President Obama's security detail. Eight others remain under investigation. The incident has focused attention on...

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In Former Steel Town, Residents Question GOP Candidates' 'Entitlement Society' Talk

Republican presidential candidates have had some harsh words about the role of government aid in the Obama administration. But in areas still struggling with a bad economy — such as McKeesport, Pa. — those getting aid say it's keeping them afloat. And they worry what cutting them off would mean.
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Local Lawmakers React To SOPA Blackout Protest

Several big websites are blacked out Wednesday in protest of the controversial and far-reaching Stop Online Piracy Act, prompting some local lawmakers to reconsider their support for the bill.

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Wikipedia Goes Dark To Protest Anti-Piracy Bills

Wikipedia and dozens of websites went dark Wednesday to protest two bills in Congress that the entertainment industry says are needed to protect American movies and music from so-called "rogue" websites — foreign-based sites that specialize in copyright infringement.
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Are Attitudes Toward The Wealthy Changing?

Although Mitt Romney isn't the first very rich man to run for president, his multi-millionaire status seems to keep coming up — and often not in Romney's favor. Robert Siegel talks to Robert Frank, who covers wealth for the Wall Street Journal, about society's changing attitudes toward the extremely well off.
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A Family Of 'Boots For Newt' Hits The Ground In South Carolina

Meet a mother of three who's decided to pack up her family and hit the campaign trail in South Carolina volunteering for GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. She tells NPR's Melissa Block she hopes her home-schooled children learn from the experience.

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