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Where's the Line Between Profiling, Policing?

Host Michel Martin speaks with Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, who chaired the first Senate hearing on Tuesday about racial profiling since before 9/11. The controversies surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin and revelations that New York Police monitored Muslim groups served as the backdrop. Martin is also joined by NPR's Carrie Johnson.
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Martha Nussbaum: "The New Religious Intolerance"

A professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago talks about overcoming the politics or fear in an anxious age.

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The Supreme Court Tackles State Immigration Policy

The Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona’s immigration law. Implications for states’ rights, federal policy and the 2012 presidential race.

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New Concerns About The Global Economy

New pressure on economic policymakers as the euro crisis drags on, U.S. jobs growth sputters and manufacturing in China drops.

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Analysis: Hearings On GSA Abound, Conference Scrutiny Expands

The spending scandal plaguing the GSA just won't go away, and now some other agencies could be caught in the crossfire. GovExec senior correspondent Charles Clark talks about the latest in the ongoing saga.

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Housing Advocates Plan Protest At Wilson Building

Affordable housing advocates will descend on D.C. city hall this evening to call for more housing funding from the D.C. government.

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Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein: "It's Even Worse Than It Looks"

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein join Diane to talk about their new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How The American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism".


Ted Nugent Stands Firm, Secret Service To Look Into His Words About Obama

The rocker told NRA members that he will either be "dead or in jail" next year if President Obama is re-elected. Nugent says that was not some sort of veiled threat.
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In Time For Earth Day, Bill Aims To Make D.C. Greener

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is pushing an energy-efficient agenda leading up to Earth Day.


Obama And Romney Seek The Elusive 'Floating Voter'

Polls show that most Americans already know who they want for president in 2012. Both campaigns must target the relatively few truly persuadable voters in swing states — those who may actually decide the election. And the race has begun to try and convince those coveted, sometimes quirky minds.