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Illinois Primary Results and Americans Elect

Diane and her guests discuss the results of the Illinois GOP primary and a push from a group called Americans Elect to create a nonpartisan ticket on the ballot in November.

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Unlocking The Mysteries Of Delegate Selection

What's the difference between primaries and caucuses, and why do states have different systems for choosing delegates? Political scientist Josh Putnam explains how delegates are picked, and how the process changed after the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
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GOP Debates As Must-See TV? Why You Should Watch

The monthlong lull in the Republican debate cycle may have come as a welcome break to some likely voters and political observers. The debates will be back soon enough. But turn away from them at your own risk — it's precisely at this point in the campaign season when they might be most decisive.
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Santorum Tax Returns Draw Critics Of His Low Charitable Giving

Santorum's returns may allow his critics, both those aligned with Mitt Romney, his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination and those who aren't, to attack the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania for not giving as much to charity as many others at his income level.
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The Politics And Reality Of Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland

We talk with a Maryland same-sex couple about the marriage debate in their state and how the passage of same-sex marriage would impact their lives.

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Record GM Profits Could Make Romney's Anti-Bailout Message A Harder Sell

The potential problem for Romney, however, is that even some Republicans, let alone Democrats and many independents, are likely to see GM's financial results as further vindication of the federal bailouts and Obama's approach.
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Maryland's House Consider Changes To Same-Sex Bill

Maryland's House of Delegates will debate a bill today that would approve same-sex marriage in the state.

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Megadeth's Dave Mustaine Endorses Rick Santorum

Dave Mustaine, the lead singer of Megadeth, says he was "completely oblivious" to Rick Santorum, but now likes the guy in the sweater vest. According to Rolling Stone, Mustaine dislikes Mitt Romney, and calls Newt Gingrich an "angry little man."

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