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Live Blog: Santorum Wins Ala., Miss.; Romney Wins Hawaii, American Samoa

In a gritty contest in the South, the former Pennsylvania senator has won two more primaries to further close in on rival Mitt Romney.
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Orange Releases Information On Controversial Contributions

Following a week of pressure from primary opponents, D.C. Council member Vincent Orange has released money orders that have been linked to political donor Jeffrey Thompson, who is under federal investigation.


Tea Party Spawns New Effort Against Voter Fraud

As part of a new campaign, dozens of citizen groups around the country are searching voter registration lists, looking for problems. Critics say the effort is part of a campaign to suppress the votes of minorities, students and others who tend to vote Democratic.

Senate Democrats Battle Over Court Nominees

Faced with persistent GOP opposition to President Obama's appointments, Majority Leader Harry Reid plans this week to press the point by bringing 17 judicial nominees to the floor.

Races Expected To Be Close In Alabama, Mississippi

Alabama and Mississippi hold Republican primaries on Tuesday. It appears to be a tight, three-way race in each state between Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. Melissa Block talks with Mara Liasson about the races.
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Senate President Proposes Putting Off Maryland Gas Tax

The issue of a proposed gas tax in Maryland is so controversial, says Senate President Thomas Miller, that lawmakers should consider putting it off until a special session.


Santorum Gets A Lift From Anti-Abortion Group

So far, the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List has given the GOP hopeful's campaign $500,000 in ads and other support.

Is The Voting Rights Act Still Necessary?

An effort is underway by at least two states to challenge key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlawed discriminatory voting practices. As voters in Alabama and Mississippi go to the polls to vote in their states' primaries, host Michel Martin discusses the act with former U.S. Congressman Artur Davis.