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Lessons Learned From The John Edwards Trial

A federal judge declared a mistrial in the campaign finance case against former Sen. John Edwards. Since the trial, numerous writers and columnists have considered what we've learned about the former presidential candidate, political campaigns and ourselves through the weeks of uncomfortable testimony.
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President Obama's Unpalatable Options In Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad denied responsibility for the massacre that left more than 100 people dead in Houla in May. Pressure mounts on the Obama administration to consider a more aggressive response to the violence that has plagued Syria for more than a year.
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Political Implications Of Today's Generation Gap

Some say the gap between younger and older Americans over economic, social and political issues is wider than at any time since the the 1960s. We explore what this could mean for federal spending priorities and the outcome of the 2012 election.

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Gay GOP Candidate Reveals Closeted History

Mitt Romney may have the GOP nomination all sewn up. But he'll have to get past Fred Karger in tomorrow's California primary. Karger is Republican, and he's also the first openly gay candidate to run for president from either major party. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his campaign and his struggle to come out.
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Big Money: Stuffing The Ballot Box?

In the era of superPACs, political parties and candidates seem to be the last players in the system who must abide by limits on fundraising and spending. Some observers say it's time to get rid of campaign contribution limits, but others worry that would open the door only wider to corruption.
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Wisconsin Recall Is Just One Of Many Highlights Of Big Tuesday Campaign Day

A big day of politics on Tuesday, led by the effort to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Only two governors have been recalled in U.S. history.
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Analysts Try To Define Romney's Foreign Policy

Now that Mitt Romney is lined up to capture the GOP presidential nomination, his policies are coming under closer scrutiny. When it comes to the foreign policy arena, analysts say the Republican candidate needs to better define himself, and show that he has better strategies than President Obama.

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