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The Politics Hour

Irvin Nathan, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, joins the Politics Hour gang in the studio.


House Repeals Affordable Care Act In Symbolic Vote

The GOP-controlled House voted to repeal President Obama's health care law. It's a largely symbolic gesture as the Democratic Senate will not agree to a repeal.

Friendly Skepticism Greets Romney At NAACP

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP on Wednesday. Rather than reach for common ground, he touted his opposition to issues the group cares about deeply. Romney drew sustained boos when he called for repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Where They Stand: Obama, Romney On Immigration

A side-by-side comparision of President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on immigration issues.
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Analysis: Kaine's Election Prospects Still Tied To Obama's

Despite expressing differences with the President on the Bush-era tax cuts, Tim Kaine's prospects in Virginia remain largely tied to the fate of President Obama, according to the National Journal's Reid Wilson.


Political Junkie Roundup: Money And The NAACP

The Romney campaign is winning the money battle, raising $106 million in June while the President's reelection campaign gathered $71 million. And Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP Wednesday, and Vice President Joe Biden speaks there Thursday. NPR's Ken Rudin rounds up the latest political news.

Romney Absorbs Boos, Tells NAACP That Democrats Have Failed Blacks

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't expect a warm embrace at the NAACP annual convention in Houston. And he didn't get one. But despite sustained booing over his vow to repeal "Obamacare," he scored some points in his speech to the nation's oldest civil rights group.