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At Age 35, Why Congress Needs Hispanic Caucus

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has grown and changed since its inception, and few people know that better than the chair, Rep. Charles Gonzalez, D-Texas. His late father was one of the founders of the group. He speaks with host Michel Martin about the CHC's evolution and its mission.
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As Candidates Decline, Will Trump Moderate A Debate? 'Don't Know,' He Says

Only two contenders — former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum — have agreed to take part.
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Congress Split Over How To Head Consumer Bureau

Democrats say one director is needed to efficiently head the Consumer Bureau, while Republicans say one person is not enough.
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Leslie Johnson Sentenced To One Year In Prison

Leslie Johnson, wife of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for her role in his federal corruption scandal. 

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Ron Paul's Young Fans Flock To Him In Iowa

The Texas congressman, enjoying second or third place among Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa with about 18 percent support, held a rally at Iowa State University on Thursday night. Why does the 76-year-old have such a strong following among college kids?
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GOP Objects To 'Millionaires Surtax'; Millionaires We Found? Not So Much

The Senate has again rejected proposals to extend the payroll tax holiday through next year, with Republicans objecting to using a "millionaires surtax" to pay for it. NPR tried to find millionaires who also object — but with little success.

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Obama Pushes Agenda Despite Losses On The Hill

On Thursday, a bid to extend the payroll tax cut failed in the Senate, and Republicans blocked the president's nominee to head a new financial watchdog agency. But the White House is still convinced President Obama is winning the broader political argument.

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