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Miami Mayor Bucks Party Line On Voting

Miami's Republican Mayor Tomas Regalado moves against his party and his governor. He tells host Michel Martin that Florida's controversial voter eligibility program, that is intended to purge non-citizens from its rosters, isn't necessary.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

In dueling Ohio speeches, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered contrasting visions of how to fix the sluggish U.S. economy. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testified before a Senate committee on the firm's $2 billion loss. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned of a "disaster" from impending, automatic budget cuts. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Julie Hirshfeld Davis of Bloomberg News and Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Ambassador Fight Aimed At Florida's Latino Voters

The Senate is expected to vote Thursday on whether to confirm Mari Carmen Aponte as ambassador to El Salvador. Democrats are attempting to overcome a Republican filibuster blocking the nomination in what has turned into a fight aimed at Latino voters in the swing state of Florida.
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JPMorgan's CEO Calls Losses 'Indefensible'

The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he tried to explain his company's recent multibillion-dollar trading losses. Dimon told the Senate Banking Committee that the losses were indefensible. He also said the company may try to recover some of the compensation paid to the traders who were responsible.
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Michigan Finally Eyeing Changes To Lawyers For Poor

Prosecutors admit that the constitutional right to an attorney is inconsistently applied for indigent criminal defendants in some states. In Michigan, officials have repeatedly ignored pleas to change how it pays lawyers for the poor. But lawsuits and exonerations may be starting to change that.
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Looming 'Fiscal Cliff' Has Politicians Talking

When the Bush-era tax cuts expire on Jan. 1 more than a trillion dollars is scheduled to be cut from the federal budget, unless a partisan solution is reached.
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Casino Owner Expected To Make $10M Donation To Pro-Romney SuperPAC

The reported contribution is coming from a man who previously supported Mitt Romney's GOP primary rival, Newt Gingrich. But Sheldon Adelson has long made it clear that his top priority is defeating President Obama in November. He has said he might spend as much as $100 million on this election.
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Romney As Governor: 800 Vetoes And One Big Deal

As the Republican governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney worked with the overwhelmingly Democratic state Legislature to pass a landmark universal health care law. But some lawmakers say a CEO style that may have worked for Romney in the business world didn't always help his ability to govern.
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JPMorgan CEO Maintains Close Ties In Washington

Melissa Block talks with New York Times banking reporter Jessica Silver-Greenberg. They discuss JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, and his ties to Washington. Dimon testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday that he could not defend the hedging strategy that resulted in a multibillion dollar trading loss in May.

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