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Campaign To Women Voters: Board The 'Cain Train'

Melissa Block and Guy Raz talk about a new campaign that the Herman Cain team launched Friday, called "Women for Herman Cain."
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Why Recall Elections Are So Difficult To Pull Off

This year set a record for recall elections, as 11 lawmakers were forced to defend their seats — and four of them lost. Now Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faces an effort to oust him from office. Despite the anti-Walker fervor, though, recall elections usually face long odds.
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'Ask Mormon Girl' Discusses Mitt Romney's Candidacy

Guy Raz speaks with political commentator and blogger Joanna Brooks, who writes about politics and Mormonism for the "Ask Mormon Girl" blog. They talk about GOP presidential candidate hopeful Mitt Romney. They discuss how Romney's Mormon faith has shaped his views — and why his religious background may make people uncomfortable.
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Newt Gingrich Ups His Campaign Schedule In Iowa

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is stepping up his campaign schedule in Iowa ahead of next month's first-in-the-nation caucuses. He's gotten some negative publicity since his poll numbers started rising. But with many voters still undecided, large crowds are showing up to give Gingrich a listen.
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City Hall Reacts To Raid On Harry Thomas Jr.'s Home

D.C. councilmembers reacted to the news that the home of their colleague Harry Thomas Jr. was raided by federal officials on Friday.

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Cain To Make Announcement Saturday; Wife Leads 'Women For Cain' Effort

Allegations of an affair and sexual harassment have embroiled his campaign. Cain has said he's done nothing wrong.
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WaPo's McCartney: Cuccinelli's GOP Bid, The Maryland Robocalling Trial, Pentagon Blast BRAC Planning

Ken Cuccinelli sets up an interest race for Virginia's governor position, Paul Schurick admits to authorizing the infamous Maryland robocall, and the Pentagon's Inspector General pans the Army's sloppy work on BRAC traffic planning.

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To Kill Or Not To Kill Horses That Others May Eat?

President Obama has signed a bill to reopen slaughterhouses for horses. While some animal welfare groups say the facilities are inhumane, others say the alternative is no better.
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CQ Roll Call: Payroll Tax Deal, Roscoe Bartlett's Chief Resigns

There's still hope for a compromise on an extension of payroll tax breaks, according to David Hawkings, editor-in-chief of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing.

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