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When It Comes To Race, Obama Walks A Tightrope

After a reporter asked President Obama about the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., GOP opponents said the president was being divisive by bringing up racial issues. David Greene talks to Lester Spence, an assistant professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, about race and politics.
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Stopgap Bill Keeps Transportation Projects Going

President Obama is expected to sign another stopgap funding bill that avoids a weekend shutdown of thousands of transportation construction projects. The measure gives a 90-day funding extension for road, bridge and rail construction projects.
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Negative Political Ads Are Annoying But Effective

Wisconsin holds its Republican presidential primary on Tuesday. As in earlier nominating contests, Mitt Romney and a superPAC supporting him have massively outspent rival campaigns.
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George H.W. Bush: It's Time To Get Behind Romney

In Houston Thursday, former President George H.W. Bush endorsed Mitt Romney's run for the Republican presidential nomination. Bush's endorsement is one more signal from the Republican establishment for the party to close ranks behind Romney.
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Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night

Lawmakers have two jobs: making laws, and raising money. "I think most Americans would be shocked ... if they knew how much time a United States Senator spends raising money," says Sen. Dick Durbin.
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Policy On High-Risk Biological Research Tightened

The government released a new policy on how to handle legitimate biological research that could be misused in the wrong hands. The move comes as controversy still swirls around recent experiments with lab-altered bird flu.
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Thinking The Unthinkable: What If The Whole Affordable Care Act Goes Down?

Health lawyers aren't sure, but their opinions range from "God only knows" to "bedlam" to "chaos."
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In Wisconsin, Recall Politics Overshadow Primary

Wisconsin holds its GOP presidential primary on Tuesday. But voters are hardly paying attention: The state has been consumed by the looming recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
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Government (In)Efficiency ?

The federal governments 'office manager' -- an agency that should be synonymous with fiscal restraint -- is under fire for lavish spending at a Las Vegas Convention. Major miscalculations? Election year pandering? Or something else?

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