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On The (Political) Ground In New Hampshire

New Hampshire Republican Congressman Frank Guinta is a veteran of New Hampshire politics. The former state representative and mayor of Manchester gives host Rachel Martin a sense of the state's mood just two days before the primary.
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Candidates Turn Against All But One At Debate

There were lots of attacks and counter-attacks at the Republican candidates debate in New Hampshire Saturday night. Mostly the candidates fought among themselves, while front-runner Mitt Romney stuck to his talking points on President Obama. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the takeaways from the event.
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Cuccinelli-Bolling Relationship Gets Even More Complicated

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli currently finds himself in the somewhat strange position of defending his chief rival, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, for the governor's seat in court.
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Critics Want Stronger Ethics Guidelines For Supreme Court

Critics say the Supreme Court justices need stronger ethics guidelines, and some are pushing to allow retired justices to substitute when current justices sit a case out.
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The News Tip: Some Of Us Are Just Political Visitors

With election season in full swing now, the sheer amount of media coverage can be daunting to anyone trying to follow the races. While political reporters are down in the trenches, they can lose sight of those who are not full-time residents of the land of political obsession.
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Has Obama Waged A War On Religion?

Americans' religious liberties are under attack — or at least that's what some conservatives say. They argue that by pushing through laws supporting contraception and gays rights, the administration is showing its hostility. But the story is much more complicated than either side makes out.
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Panetta: 'Human Side' Makes Pentagon Cuts Tough

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is no stranger to budget battles. But now, the former congressman faces what could be some of the toughest budget decisions of his career — how to cut more than $480 billion from the Pentagon's bottom line.
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Giffords Recovering, But Civil Discourse Hasn't

After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson, Ariz., a year ago, there was a national call for a return to civility in our political dialogue. What happened?

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