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Maryland Robocall Conviction Puts Political Dirty Tricksters On Notice

Election-day dirty tricksters be forewarned: getting caught trying in a voter-suppression scheme can draw you a prison term, at least in Maryland.That's one take away message from Tuesday's conviction of the man who served as campaign manager for the effort of Maryland's former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr.'s to regain the governorship.
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Give Immigration Reform A Chance, Say Nation's Most Conservative Voters

A new survey finds that prospective Iowa Republican caucus-goers favor tough border and workplace immigration enforcement, but favor modernization of legal immigration.
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Ehrlich Aide Found Guilty In Robocalls Trial

An aide to former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich has been convicted of violating state election laws and attempting to suppress black voter turnout in connection with several robo-calls that went out on election day 2010. 

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Unions Push For Protests Throughout D.C.

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the 'Take Back the Capitol' protests with Elisabeth Jacobs of the Brookings Institution. They discuss how progressive groups and unions are making these demonstrations different from the 'Occupy' movement.
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Thousands Flood D.C. For 'Take Back The Capitol'

Protesters hope to draw attention to what they call a government that favors the wealthy over the middle class. They will be taking their message to Congress, lobbyists and other Washington power brokers. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rev. C.J. Hawking, a Methodist minister from Chicago, who is in Washington for the protests.
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Newt Gingrich, GOP Frontrunner, Plays Campaign-Cash Catch Up

When it comes to polls, Newt Gingrich is a strong frontrunner. New surveys in Iowa and South Carolina show him lapping the rest of the Republican presidential field and holding strong double digit leads. But when it comes to money, the essential for running an effective modern campaign, Gingrich is still not a top-tier candidate. He's working to fix that, however.
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Before Obama Invites Teddy Roosevelt Comparisons, Read TR's Words

In what's been called the most important political speech of his career, Roosevelt made the case for a "new nationalism" that emphasized "equality of opportunity."

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