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The Individual Mandate's Growth In Unpopularity

The Supreme Court case against President Obama's health care law may come down to one big legal question: Can the government require every American to buy health insurance? Many Americans say no, but a former White House spokesman says that's because they don't fully understand the law. And an individual mandate was even once proposed by Republicans.
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In 1993, Republicans Proposed A Mandate First

Despite their current opposition, the individual mandate originated with Republicans. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks to former Sen. Bob Bennett about the Republicans' support of the idea. During his 18 years in the Senate, Bennett, a Republican, co-sponsored health care reform bills containing the individual mandate.
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Advantage In Hand, Romney Campaigns In Wis.

After months of upsets and indecisive results, there were signs this week that the battle for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination may be entering its final stages. Mitt Romney has a huge lead in delegates, and some big endorsements are rolling in. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Don Gonyea in Wisconsin, which has a primary Tuesday.
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'Obamacare' Sounds Different When Supporters Say It

The term "Obamacare," originally used to disparage President Obama's health care law, is being re-appropriated. During the three days of health care hearings last week, protesters in favor of the law proudly proclaimed their love for "Obamacare." But the final verdict on the word's connotation is still out.
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A Wyoming Millionaire Places His Faith In Santorum

Recently, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has shown strong fundraising numbers. But earlier in the contest, the campaign was relying on donations to a pro-Santorum superPAC and its vocal and generous benefactor — multimillionaire Foster Friess.
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D.C.& Maryland Primary Election Wrap-Up

We take a look at the results of primary elections in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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On Tour With Nancy Pelosi, Fundraising Rock Star

In the last decade, Pelosi has raised close to $300 million for Democrats. We recently traveled with Pelosi on a fundraising trip.

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