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Our Brains, Betrayed By Political Flip-Flops

The human brain craves predictability, according to neuroscientists, and when politicians appear to flip-flop, our brains don't like it. Often, we feel betrayed. NPR science correspondents Jon Hamilton, Alix Spiegel and Shankar Vedantam talk about why we're hard-wired to appreciate consistency.
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Pollster: Romney Surges Despite More GOP Ohioans Agreeing With Santorum

Significantly more Ohio Republicans believe Santorum shares their views than Romney does and yet the race is a tie? What's going on? It appears it's all about electability. Romney crushes Santorum on that dimension.
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Georgia Lawmaker: Women's Voices Not Being Heard

There has been a lot of talk about regulating abortion for women, but what if the tables were turned on men? That's what Georgia State Representative Yasmin Neal was thinking when she proposed legislation regulating male vasectomies. But critics say she just wants to attract media attention. Host Michel Martin speaks with Representative Neal.
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CQ Roll Call: Eric Cantor Weighs In On Virginia Primary

Republican House Leader Eric Cantor weighs in on Tuesday's Virginia primary, saying Mitt Romney is the candidate most suited to create jobs.

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Snowe Removal And The Decline Of The Senate Moderates

Sen. Olympia Snowe's retirement announcement may make Democrats happy — they now can contest the seat. And conservative Republicans may be happy too — she too often voted with Obama. But those who believe in bipartisanship and across-the-aisle dialogue may have reason to mourn her decision.
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Obama To Hold News Conference Tuesday

With lots of topics to choose from, including the economy, the 2012 presidential race, Iran's nuclear ambitions and his meetings today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, there will be plenty to ask President Obama about.
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Monday Political Grab Bag: Obama Warns That War Talk Helps Iran

In Monday's March 5, 2012 political grab bag, President Obama warned U.S. and Israeli politicians that bellicose talk towards Iran only helped that rogue nation by increasing oil prices. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum appeared tied in Ohio heading into Super Tuesday. Rush Limbaugh's "apology" did little to stem still the outrage over his "slut" remark.

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