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Obama Uses And Loses Political Capital On Gun Control

The president had put his political weight behind expanded background checks. But if he couldn't get an important win on a popular measure in a Democratic-controlled Senate, what's in store for other parts of his second-term agenda?
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Senate Rejects Expanded Background Checks For Gun Sales

The defeat of the measure by a 54-46 vote — six votes shy of the number needed to clear the Senate — marks a major setback for gun-control advocates
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GOP Wooing Women & Minorities

The next presidential election is years away, but Republicans are already reaching out to women and minorities. But what does the GOP need to do to win over these voters? Host Michel Martin asks blogger Viviana Hurtado; PJ Media's Bridget Johnson; and political science professor Andra Gillespie.
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Asa Hutchinson: Gitmo, Guns, And Governorship Plans

Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, a Republican. They talk about a report that recommends the use of armed guards in schools, as well as Hutchinson's run for governor of Arkansas.
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Guantanamo Bay, One Piece Of Torturous Puzzle?

Several Guantanamo Bay detainees are on a months-long hunger strike. But the U.S. may have bigger problems when it comes to detainee treatment. A bipartisan study says it's undeniable that the U.S. tortured people after 9/11. Host Michel Martin speaks with former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, and one of the co-chairs of the study.
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The Politics Hour

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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