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It's All Politics, Aug. 2, 2012

Holy mackerel, it's the holy site edition of the podcast. NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin look back at the memorable — and controversial — moments of Mitt Romney's foreign trip, and then look ahead to the upcoming Republican and Democratic conventions. Also, a new Tea Party star is born.
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Latest Jobs Data Maintain Status Quo Of Obama-Romney Race

The monthly jobs report pretty much left the presidential race unchanged, though it may benefit President Obama. The news that the economy had created far more jobs than were forecast was clearly good news for the incumbent. But Republican Mitt Romney jumped on an uptick in the jobless rate.
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Analysis: House Lawmakers Vote To Forgo August Recess

In an effort to work on a pressing legislative back-log on cybersecurity, drought relief and the Farm Bill, David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, says House members voted against adjourning for the August recess.

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Allen Commits To Three More Debates In Senate Race

Virginia candidates for U.S. Senate George Allen and Tim Kaine have both committed to three more debates this campaign season. 

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Back From Abroad, Romney Hits The Road In Colo.

Mitt Romney campaigned Thursday in Colorado, the first domestic appearances since returning from his trip to Europe and the Middle East. He huddled with Republican governors who heaped praise on him in Aspen, where he also held a fundraiser. And, NPR's Brian Naylor reports, he addressed a rally in a Denver suburb.
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Referendums Galore For Montgomery County Residents

The fall ballot in Maryland keeps getting longer, particularly in Montgomery County, where the four possible referendums on the ballot are joined by several local measures.

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A Year From Debt Ceiling Debacle, What's Changed?

A year has passed since the debt ceiling debacle in Washington, D.C. The showdown cost the U.S. its AAA credit rating and sent the stock market and President Obama's approval ratings plunging. Since then, the market and the president have recovered somewhat.

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