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Sen. Jon Tester Decries Citizens United's Impact In Montana, Nationally

Sen. Jon Tester has proposed a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. On All Things Considered Monday, Tester explained to co-host Melissa Block his opposition to Citizens United and the concerns he has about what he sees as its negative impact on American democracy.
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Gingrich's Other Opponent: Who Is Saul Alinsky?

Most people have never have heard of Saul Alinsky, but Newt Gingrich seems to mention his name every chance he gets. Alinsky wrote the book on community organizing — actually, two books — and he's a hero to the left and a demon to the right. Why does Alinsky inspire so much passion?
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In GOP Primary Race, Can Steadiness Trump Passion?

For almost a year, Mitt Romney has tried to portray himself as the grown-up in the Republican race for the presidential nomination. Now, over the course of two debates and countless Florida campaign stops, the buttoned-up businessman is showing that he can get tough, too.
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Study: SuperPACs Behind Nearly Half Of 2012 Ads

The role of outside money groups' advertising in the GOP presidential campaign has surged since four years ago, according to a new analysis from the Wesleyan Media Project. "They went from about 3 percent of total ad airings in the 2008 race to almost half, about 44 percent, in 2012," says Director Erika Franklin Fowler.
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Audit Shows $240M Budget Surplus In D.C.

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After several years of financial difficulty, D.C. is back in the black after posting a large budget surplus to the tune of $240 million.

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Republicans, Democrats Aren't That Far Apart, Study Says

If creatures from another planet are listening in on what our politicians and pundits have to say, they might think Democrats and Republicans are about as far apart politically as possible. New research says that's just not so.
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Romney Had Testy Target In Gingrich; Will Obama Likewise Oblige?

In the fight for Florida, Mitt Romney was able to exploit Newt Gingrich's famed lack of discipline to get the speaker to at times become speechless and to reveal a nasty streak which turns many voters off. Romney may try the same thing with President Obama but the incumbent will be a tougher target since he is famed for his discipline.

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