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Obama: 'Ask Osama Bin Laden' If I'm An Appeaser

Republican presidential contenders have said the president engages in appeasement when it comes to foreign policy. His response pointed to the May killing of the al-Qaida leader.
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Professor Gingrich And The Lessons (And Lecture Notes) Of History

Notes from Gingrich's 1994 college course "Renewing American Civilization" include his thoughts on American exceptionalism and how to turn distressed urban areas into places where people can "pursue happiness without fear."
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GOP Senators Block Consumer Protection Pick

Republicans joined together to stop a vote on the nomination of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to run the new federal consumer protection agency.
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Gingrich's Path From 'Flameout' To D.C. Entrepreneur

Newt Gingrich made a fortune from the businesses he started after leaving Congress in 1999. Washington Post reporter Karen Tumulty explains how Gingrich "transfigured himself from a political flameout into a thriving business conglomerate."
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Stiff Immigration Laws, No Bar To Big Dreams

Maria Luna's parents are U.S. residents, but she was born and abandoned in Mexico. Her grandmother brought her to the U.S. at 3 days old. As a teen, she found out she was undocumented, and could not legally work, obtain a driver's license or go to college. She speaks with host Michel Martin as part of Tell Me More's series 'In Limbo.'
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Does Re-Entry Turn Tax Takers To Tax Payers?

Every year, more than half a million inmates return home from prison. And in this economy many face a tough time finding work. That's why the Labor Department has awarded a series of grants to help reintegrate ex-offenders. Host Michel Martin discusses reentry and recidivism with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and ex-offender Jennifer Gaskins.
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Ehrlich Q&A: Former Gov. Talks ICC, Slots, Multiculturalism As 'Bunk'

Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich declines to talk about his former aide's conviction for election fraud this week, but he reflects on his time in office and the release of his new book.

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