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The Uniqueness Of The 2012 Election

All U.S. presidential elections are distinctive. But the 2012 contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney will highlight historic firsts dealing with religion, wealth, a changing electorate and the global economy's potential to sway domestic politics.
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Artur Davis On Leaving His Job, Home, And Party

In 2008, Alabama Congressman Artur Davis spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of then-Senator Barack Obama. Since then, he's left congress, Alabama, and the Democratic Party. Now, the newly-minted Republican and Virginia resident speaks with host Michel Martin, and says Democrats are governing too far from the left.
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County-By-County Battle In Wisconsin

Wisconsin votes on recalling its governor Tuesday, and much has been made of potential implications beyond the state. But while most registered Wisconsin voters are expected to turn out, they'll be thinking about the stakes for their state, not necessarily the mega issues of the presidential race.
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Dulles Rail Supporters, Opponents Plead With Loudoun Board

Is the Dulles rail line the answer to Loudoun's prayers or a big mistake for the county? Residents and lawmakers alike are still hashing it out.

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Decision Day Arrives In Wisconsin

Polls are opening in Wisconsin, where the bitter battle over whether to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker is finally coming to a conclusion.
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Obama Courts Female Voters With Fair Pay Bill

The Senate votes Tuesday on the Paycheck Fairness Bill. The legislation is supposed to make it easier for employees to challenge pay discrimination. The bill is unlikely to pass the Senate, but if it does, it probably will die in the Republican-controlled House.

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