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Previewing Three 2012 Senate Races To Watch

Just a few seats could determine which party controls the Senate in 2013. The races in Massachusetts, Virginia and Montana — all considered tossups — are drawing particular national attention. NPR's Ken Rudin previews those races with reporters from each state.
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Newt Gingrich Says In 2010, He Paid 31 Percent In Taxes

Gingrich said his goal was to bring tax rates down to the 15 percent Mitt Romney pays.
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Should Elections Be Held On Weekends?

The U.S. has repeatedly ranked low in voter turnout, compared to other G8 countries. Jacob Soboroff of the group Why Tuesday? says the antiquated voting law is putting America's democracy on the back burner. He speaks with host Michel Martin about why his nonpartisan group is pushing to move election days.
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Internet Blackout Puts Washington Online Piracy Fight In Limelight

SOPA and PIPA (no, they're not the Duchess of Cambridge's sisters) will be on the minds of a lot more people Wednesday because of the online protests by Wikipedia, Google and other popular websites over anti-piracy legislation under consideration by Congress.
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Calif. Gov. Brown's Speech To Outline More Cuts

California Gov. Jerry Brown gives his State of the State address Wednesday, and things aren't going well in the state financially speaking. Brown has already made huge cuts in government, and faces even more if voters do not back his tax increase ballot measure.
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Romney Says His Tax Burden Is About 15 Percent

In South Carolina Tuesday, Mitt Romney confirmed that he will release his tax returns but not until April. The subject came up in Monday night's GOP presidential debate. Romney also said his effective tax rate is around 15 percent.

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