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Op-Ed: Stop Using 'Retard' As An Insult

Conservative political commentator Ann Coulter drew criticism after she called President Obama "the retard" on Twitter. In an open letter to Coulter on the Special Olympics blog, John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympian living with Down syndrome, asked her to reconsider using that word.
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On Election Eve, Obama And Romney Try Blazing A Path To 270

On the final day of the 2012 campaign, President Obama and Mitt Romney are making a last push in states that could be critical to victory. Obama was scheduled to campaign in three swing states, while Romney had events planned in four. The only overlap was in Ohio, considered the linchpin of the election.
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Eliminate Government? Not Mine, Thanks

A possible merger of local governments in Indiana faces trouble on Tuesday's ballot. Despite promises that a combined government would bring costs down, residents worry that their taxes could go up even as the quality of services declines.
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Gridlock: Will The Election Break The 'Lousy Status Quo'?

Whether it's Obama or Romney, the president will face a party in Congress hostile to his agenda, with no mandate from voters to push things through. With no consensus in the country, power may continue shifting back and forth between the parties.
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Polls Put Race Within 'The Margin Of Litigation'

Election Day 2000 ended in a stalemate and weeks of finger-pointing and legal battles. Host Michel Martin looks at whether the country has learned the lessons from that crisis in time for Tuesday's vote. She speaks with Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, and Robert Pastor of the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University.
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Fallout From The Resignation Of CIA Director David Petraeus

Fallout from the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus. Challenges for the Obama administration as it builds a new team.

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Arab-American Voters Lean Toward Obama, But With Less Enthusiasm

The community supported President Obama in 2008, and polls show most are doing so this time around. But some of those voters are concerned about the way Obama has handled issues important to Arab-Americans.
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Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger

Montgomery County voters will cast ballots on Tuesday that will settle a question on the rights of police union members to collective bargaining.

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