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A Fine Line: Distinguishing Issue Ads From Advocacy

Groups such as Crossroads GPS, which has run ads attacking President Obama on many issues, can't make politics their primary purpose. That's because they are classified as social welfare organizations, or 501(c)(4) groups, under the tax code. But political scientists say the line between issue ads and express advocacy has almost been erased.
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Rangel Downplays The Roots That Might Help His Re-Election

An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.
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Funding For D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Moves Forward

The House struck a deal Monday that will secure funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides private school vouchers for low-income District students.

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A Horse Is A Horse, Unless Of Course It's Ann Romney's Dressage Champ

Rafalca, a 15-year-old Oldenburg mare, and her rider qualified for the Olympics this weekend. The Romneys' involvement in dressage, often considered the snobbiest of the horse sports, has brought the event considerable attention of late — including mocking from Stephen Colbert.
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Romney's Bus Tour Drives VP Speculation

While Mitt Romney is focusing on small towns, many observers are focusing on who's joining him on the stump. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin have made appearances with Romney.
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Undocumented Immigrants React To Obama Decision

President Obama announced Friday to let certain illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. Host Michel Martin continues to discuss the latest changes to immigration policy with lawyer Sarah Moshe and undocumented immigrants Gaby Pacheco and Jose Antonio Vargas. He wrote the latest Time magazine cover story about his life as an illegal immigrant.
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Will New Policy Reopen Immigration Debate?

Immigration lawyers are moving quickly in response to President Obama's decision to let certain illegal immigrants stay in the country. Host Michel Martin discusses the latest changes with immigration attorney Sarah Moshe and two undocumented immigrants: journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and immigration rights advocate Gaby Pacheco.

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