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'47 Percent' Video Maker: 'Didn't Go There With A Grudge Against Romney'

Bartender Scott Prouty has stepped out of the shadows. The recording he made shook up the 2012 presidential campaign. Republican Mitt Romney's bid for the White House was dealt a blow. Now Prouty is telling liberal newssites about what he did.
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Obama Continues 'Charm Offensive' On Capitol Hill

President Obama has been meeting this week with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to talk about long-term budget planning. On Wednesday, Obama met with House Republicans who offered mixed views on how the dialogue went.
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Controversies Over CPAC Reflect GOP's Woes

Conservative activists are gathering just outside Washington, D.C., on Thursday for the annual gathering known as CPAC — the Conservative Political Action Conference. A year ago, the group was riding high, confident in their ability to help the Republican Party defeat President Obama. Today, controversy over who's speaking at the conference and who's boxed out illustrate the woes confronting the GOP.
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A First For Latinos: Remembering Raymond Telles

The late Raymond Telles may not be a household name, but he was a trailblazer for Latinos in politics; he was the first Latino elected mayor of El Paso, Texas and later became a U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica. Host Michel Martin looks back on Ambassador Telles' life with former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Henry Cisneros.
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Senate Budget Committee Digs Into Democratic Proposal

The Democratic budget proposal differs from Rep. Paul Ryan's plan heard earlier this week, in that it shields federal workers and raises trillions in new revenues.

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Will CPAC Tell Us Which Way The GOP Is Headed?

This annual gathering of conservatives is the first since President Obama thwarted Republican efforts to retake the White House, a defeat of Mitt Romney that many in the GOP didn't see coming. And while there will be some backward glances, the conference is mostly about finding the way forward.

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