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Looking Back At CPAC 2013 And The Agenda Going Forward

The Conservative Political Action Conference convened March 14-16, to assess the future of the conservative movement and determine how to advance their agenda. Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses how conservatives will move forward with Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union.
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The Value And Risk Of Drawing A Red Line

The term "red line" has been used by the U.S. and other countries to refer to unacceptable actions including Iran's development of nuclear weapons and North Korea, and the use of chemical weapons in Syria. While there is value in having clear-cut parameters for intervention, there is also great risk.
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Maryland Senate Votes To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids

For the second year in a row, the Maryland Senate has passed a ban on smoking in vehicles with children eight years or younger, and it now moves to the state House.

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Iraq War: Retired Marine Faces The Past

It's been 10 years since the United States went to war in Iraq. And it hasn't been easy for soldiers to adjust to life back home. Host Michel Martin speaks with former Marine, Dario DiBattista, about some of the odd experiences he's had since returning — including meeting the widow of a solider he recruited.
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Analysis: Federal Budget Plans And The Government Workforce

One of the major sticking points between the House and Senate budget proposals is cuts to the federal workforce. Kellie Lunney breaks down the differences.

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David Stockman: "The Great Deformation"

President Ronald Reagan’s former budget director on today’s economy. David Stockman on what he calls the corruption of capitalism in America.

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Fracking Rule Delays Rile New Yorkers

In New York, expected rules on hydro-fracking for natural gas are overdue, and leaders in Albany seem poised to slow the rule-making process further. The delays are not going over well with some people who hope to cash in on the gas boom.

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