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Obama Makes A Pitch To Working Women

President Obama says the disappointing jobs numbers from March show that more needs to be done to strengthen economic security. He addressed the numbers during a White House conference on women in the economy. NPR's Scott Horsley explains the president is making an aggressive appeal to women as part of his re-election campaign.
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Partisan Fight For Female Vote Uses Monthly Jobs Report As Weapon

Disappointing jobs numbers reinforced a vexing trend that has shown up in the Labor Department data for months. During the current recovery, women have failed to regain jobs at anything near a rate comparable to men. It's a potential political problem for the president which the GOP would like to exploit.
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In General Election Ads, It's Game On Over Gas Prices

The Republican primaries may not officially be over, but political ads have moved on to the general election. With gas prices dominating discussion, President Obama's campaign released a TV ad this week defending the president's energy policy and directly attacking GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.
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When It Comes To Delegates, Santorum May Have A Math Problem

While it is technically true that Mitt Romney has not yet reached the halfway mark to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination, the math underlying the remaining contests sets up a glide path for him and a stone wall for Rick Santorum.
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New Fairfax County Executive To Be Announced Tuesday

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will announce the replacement of county executive Tony Griffin during their meeting on Tuesday.

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The Pursuit and Capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, will soon face charges in front of a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay. We explore the pursuit and capture of a dynamic and dangerous man.

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It's All Politics, April 5, 2012

Mitt Romney's sweep in Tuesday's GOP primaries essentially signals the beginning of the general election campaign. President Obama joins the fray, attacking Romney by name; Romney returns the favor a day later. Paul Ryan draws attention from the president as well as those speculating on the GOP ticket.
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Deal Might Be The Key To Save Detroit

The city's leaders agreed to a compromise with state officials this week, that may save Detroit from bankruptcy. But Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley tells host Michel Martin that a lot more work needs to be done to save the struggling city. They're also joined by NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.

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