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For Debate Prep, Send In The Stand-Ins

Sen. John Kerry will play the role of Mitt Romney as President Obama prepares for the upcoming debates. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with a few recent stand-ins: Sen. Fred Thompson, who played Bill Clinton in 1996, and Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who played Sarah Palin in 2008.

Presidential Campaign Takes On A Spanish Accent

Just a week after President Obama announced a significant policy shift on immigration, Latino leaders from across the country gathered in Orlando. Both Obama and his GOP rival for the White House, Mitt Romney, addressed the group this week, as NPR's Scott Horlsey reports.

Contrasting Romney And Obama On Immigration

We get two perspectives on President Obama's policy shift on immigration and the election year efforts to reach Hispanic voters. Host Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, co-chair of Obama campaign and head of Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, who served alongside Mitt Romney when he was governor in Massachusetts and is now an adviser to the campaign.
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Analysis: House Takes Up Farm Bill, Sequestration Amendment

The Farm Bill has passed through the Senate, which leaves the House to consider an amendment made which could have significant financial impacts on the D.C. area.


As Deadline Nears, Students Worry About Loan Hike

Congress has a matter of days left to work out a compromise or interest rates on some federal student loans will double. That's left many students concerned their heavy debt burden will only grow.
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Major Decisions By The U.S. Supreme Court

Analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions on immigration, campaign spending and other issues.


Obama Basks In Latino Politicians' Love After His DREAM Moves

If the president looked confident of his audience's support Friday, he had every right to be. Polls showed him enjoying a large lead over Mitt Romney even before Obama's action to stop deportations of some young illegal immigrants.

Candidate Accidentally Uploads Four Reaction Videos

Indiana Treasurer and Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock accidentally released video responses to the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Health Care Act. The court has yet to announcing their ruling. Muourdock prepared four responses for if the court upholds the law, overturns it, if it splits and if it doesn't provide an answer. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have more.