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Analysis: What Cuccinelli's Book Means For Virginia Gov. Race

Josh Kraushaar from National Journal talks about the political implications of the excerpts of Ken Cuccinelli's book released last week. Cuccinelli, the likely Republican candidate for governor, didn't pull any conservative punches and the excerpts have Democrats salivating.

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Shifting Strategy: Narrowing Down The GOP Field

NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin discuss the week in politics from Ed Koch's passing to Ashley Judd's political future. John Collegio, communications director for American Crossroads, discusses the group's new campaign to beat far right candidates in Republican primaries.
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REI Executive Tapped For Interior; Geithner Joins Council On Foreign Relations

Sally Jewell, REI's CEO, would succeed Secretary Ken Salazar. She's a former engineer at Mobil.
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Does Having Guns Make Women Safer?

Many policymakers who oppose tighter gun laws have said gun ownership is important to women's safety. The writers and journalists of the 'Beauty Shop' share their thoughts on the role gender plays in the gun debate.
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Shutting Down Black Markets For Guns

This week, bi-partisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to make it harder for convicted felons to get guns. They hope the move will help reduce illegal gun sales and violence. Host Michel Martin talks with one of the bill's sponsors, Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat.
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The Squeeze: Higher Costs And Smaller Paychecks

The economy may be on the rebound, but life is getting tougher for some people in the middle class. With rising gas prices, insurance costs, and higher payroll taxes, people are feeling squeezed. Host Michel Martin asks if there's any financial relief in sight.
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Video Portraits Of Beltway Power Brokers

Video artist Lincoln Schatz weaves interview portraits of Beltway power brokers.

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Virginia Assembly Passes Stricter Voter ID Laws

Virginia lawmakers have passed two bills that would make voter ID laws stricter, although one of them would also require the government to provide funding for an education campaign to warn alter voters to the changes.

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