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Shutting Down Black Markets For Guns

This week, bi-partisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill to make it harder for convicted felons to get guns. They hope the move will help reduce illegal gun sales and violence. Host Michel Martin talks with one of the bill's sponsors, Congressman Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat.
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The Squeeze: Higher Costs And Smaller Paychecks

The economy may be on the rebound, but life is getting tougher for some people in the middle class. With rising gas prices, insurance costs, and higher payroll taxes, people are feeling squeezed. Host Michel Martin asks if there's any financial relief in sight.
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Video Portraits Of Beltway Power Brokers

Video artist Lincoln Schatz weaves interview portraits of Beltway power brokers.

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Virginia Assembly Passes Stricter Voter ID Laws

Virginia lawmakers have passed two bills that would make voter ID laws stricter, although one of them would also require the government to provide funding for an education campaign to warn alter voters to the changes.

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Thorny Parts Delay Quick Action On Immigration Changes

The effort to overhaul immigration laws continues in Washington, D.C. On Capitol Hill, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the matter Tuesday, and scores of businesses and other interest groups sent representatives to the White House to meet with President Obama.
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Puerto Rico's Battered Economy: The Greece Of The Caribbean?

With the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. and a mountain of debt, the island is facing a declining population. But those who stay insist they're there for the long haul.
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Analysis: Cantor Makes Pitch To Rebrand GOP

After the House GOP focused almost exclusively on debt and deficit issues for the last two years, The Hill's Alex Bolton explains how Majority Leader Eric Cantor is trying to rebrand the party.

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Maryland Lawmaker Warned For Gay Marriage Protest Letter

A Maryland lawmaker has been cautioned after writing a letter on official letterhead to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti seeking to silence linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for his stand for gay rights.

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Viral Story About Free Wi-Fi Spotlights Mostly Hidden Policy War

You've heard of the war on women, the war on religion, and more recently even the war on the Second Amendment. Washington is full of so-called wars. But a war on Wi-Fi?

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