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Group Backing Third-Party Candidates Struggles

The non-partisan group Americans Elect had hoped to start online voting already to pick a presidential candidate outside the two major parties. Instead, the group has been unable to get a single candidate to get over its 10,000 supporter threshold. Andrea Seabrook talks to Melissa Block about the group.
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Court: Non-Profits Must Reveal Political Ad Donors

The identities of some of America's biggest political donors may be made known now that a federal appeals court has refused to stay a lower court ruling on the subject. The trial court had said some non-profit groups that run campaign ads could no longer keep donors secret.
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Ron Paul Spokesman: Candidate Unlikely To Ever Endorse Romney

Presidential candidate Ron Paul is not expected to ultimately endorse presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Paul's chief strategist said Tuesday. "Never say never, but I don't believe that's likely," said Jesse Benton.
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Americans Elect Could Field Third-Party Candidate But, In End, Lacked One

Americans Elect, the nationwide effort to launch a credible third-party presidential campaign, has money, media attention and — most importantly — access to the ballot in dozens of states. What it doesn't have is a candidate for president. And its internal deadline for finding one has just passed.
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Can The Government Help Young People Find Jobs?

The school year is winding down, and lots of young people are in the market for a summer job. But finding one in this economy can be hard, especially for teenagers. Host Michel Martin speaks with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis about what the Obama Administration is trying to do to help.
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Libertarian Party Files Suit In Virginia Over Ballot Access

The Libertarian Party of Virginia is challenging the state's rule requiring that anyone gathering signatures to get candidates on the ballot be residents of the state.

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Ron Paul Isn't Dropping Out, Spokesman Says

Paul is "in this race all the way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August," spokesman Jesse Benton says. But, he adds, the campaign will be "maximizing our resources" by not investing in remaining primary states.
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Maryland Senators Criticize New Septic Systems Rule

Maryland state senators are accusing the state's Department of the Environment of trying to circumvent lawmakers with new regulations governing septic system run-off.  

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