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Post-Election Americans Perceive Less Class Conflict and Tension Over Immigration

You might think that after a pretty rancorous election season there would be lingering acrimony between people who belong to groups embroiled in some of the campaign's most heated debates. But if there is, a new study by Pew found that many Americans don't feel that way.
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Rockefeller's Exit May Test How Deep The Red Runs In W.Va.

The announcement from Sen. Jay Rockefeller that he will not seek another term would seem to give Republicans a big opening in a state that went deep red in November. But West Virginia's animus toward President Obama doesn't necessarily translate into Republican advantages in statewide races.
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Spike That Email About Welfare And Work; Fact Checkers Say It's Not True

Eleven states do NOT have more people on welfare than they have employed, as an email that's going viral claims. Two major fact checking organizations have crunched the numbers and debunked the email.
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Local Gun Control After Newtown

A month after the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley outlined a "comprehensive approach" to dealing with gun violence that includes some of the strictest gun-control measures in the country.

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The Power Of Online Petitions

Petitions are an age-old tool for activists, but the Internet is transforming their creation and their spread. Kojo explores the surge in online petitions and their power to influence the national discourse.

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Analysis: Waiting On President's Budget, Date For SOTU

David Hawkings of CQ Roll Call talks about the delay of the President's 2014 budget, the coming inauguration and whether Congress will reach across the aisle at the State of the Union.

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Evangelical Pastor Pulls Out Of Inaugural Event

Evangelical pastor Louie Giglio of Atlanta has withdrawn from giving the inaugural benediction. He's being criticized for remarks he made against homosexuality about two decades ago. Host Michel Martin speaks with Laurie Goodstein, national religion correspondent for The New York Times, about the reaction to Pastor Giglio.
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Gun Control Reform Possible Without NRA Support?

Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the National Rifle Association and other supporters of gun rights yesterday. But what will come of the talks? Host Michel Martin checks in on that and more with the 'Barbershop' guys.

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