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Fact Checking The GOP Debate

Melissa Block talks to Bill Adair, editor of the nonpartisan fact-checking website PolitiFact.com, to truth-squad some of the claims in Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate.
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Opponents Say S.C.'s Voting Law Unfair For The Poor

This year, South Carolina passed a law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls. It still needs approval from the Justice Department. But voting rights advocates say it will be a burden for the poor and elderly who don't have birth certificates, or who have certificates with misspelled names or wrong dates.
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Why Is College So Expensive?

Occupy Wall Street protesters say the high cost of college is one of the barriers between them and a good life. College costs have skyrocketed, though maybe not as much as you might think.
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What's Next For The Republican Pack

After six weeks of debates and fluctuations in the polls, the Republican presidential hopefuls look to dramatically shift focus to their ground games in the coming weeks. Each candidate must organize offices in the early voting states, rack up endorsements, raise money and meet voters face-to-face.
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Perry-Romney Feud Over Illegal Workers Took Oddly Long Time To Develop

With all the time he's had to prepare since 2008, you might have thought Mitt Romney would by now have a more persuasive defense to the charge that illegal immigrants once worked on his Massachusetts property. And with all the news coverage the issue got in the 2008 presidential campaign, you might have also thought Texas Gov. Rick Perry would have used the well-documented story sooner.
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Fact-Checking GOP Debate, Campaign YouTube Videos

Health care, illegal immigration and taxes dominated the GOP debate in Las Vegas Tuesday night. Meanwhile, YouTube videos are becoming a staple of campaigns, but can voters trust them? Michel Martin speaks with GOP strategist Mindy Finn to see how candidates fared during the debate. Also, Martin and PolitiFact.com's Bill Adair discuss who told the truth and who didn't, and how GOP presidential hopefuls are using the Internet to deliver political messages.
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School Lunch Potato Fight Gets The Colbert Treatment

A few hours after the Senate reached a deal on potatoes in schools, comedian Stephen Colbert took to the airwaves to display what sounded like some long-repressed middle school angst over being separated from his beloved 'tots.'

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