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Previewing The High-Stakes Michigan Primary

Some analysts are calling the GOP primary in Michigan a do-or-die state for Mitt Romney, who grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and whose father was a popular governor in the state. NPR's Ken Rudin and NPR's Don Gonyea discuss the Michigan primary.
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GovExec: The Shrinking Federal Workforce In D.C. And Nationwide

More than a quarter of workers in the D.C. area work for some branch of government. What would it mean if the federal workforce continues to shrink as it has recently?

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Virginia Lawmakers Divided On Obama's 2013 Budget

Responses to President Obama's 2013 budget proposal in Virginia were predictably divided along party lines, but closer analysis shows that it presents a mixed bag for the commonwealth.


As Polls Tighten, Michigan Voters Weigh Importance Of Social Issues

Mitt Romney has cut deeply into the substantial lead Rick Santorum held earlier this month. Romney's campaign and superPAC are flooding the airwaves with attacks on Rick Santorum.

Presidential Hopefuls Blame Gas Prices On Obama

Gasoline prices are up nearly 20 cents from a month ago. High prices at the pumps could turn into a liability for President Obama — if Republicans have their way. The White House insists its policies are not to blame.

Santorum's Social Issues Resonate With Mich. Voters

Polling reveals the Republican presidential contest in Michigan is tightening dramatically. One of the keys to success in next Tuesday's primary is appealing to blue-collar Republican voters.

6 Reasons We're Feeling Debate Fatigue

We say we want to get to know our choices. So why do we still whine and whinny about too many debates? Rude audiences, a lack of spontaneity and the boring, lecture-style presentation are taking their toll on viewers.

Wisconsin Redistricting Plan Goes To Court

The latest turmoil in Wisconsin involves the redistricting of political boundaries. There's been intense partisan bickering over the drawing of the state's new voting maps.

Protesters To GOP Candidates: Don't DREAM Halfway

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have supported the DREAM Act's path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants through military service, but not through higher education. Immigration rights activists in Arizona protested Romney's partial support of of the DREAM Act.