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Sen. Orrin Hatch And His Fight To Stay In Congress

Two years ago, Robert Bennett, a Republican senator from Utah, was voted out of office at the state's Republican convention. Bennett's friend, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, has worked hard over the past year to avoid the same fate at today's state convention. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Howard Berkes about the results of today's convention vote.

Watergate Figure, Evangelist Chuck Colson Dies At 80

Chuck Colson went from being one of the nation's most despised men, who served time in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal, to a hero of conservative Christians. Following a brief illness, he died Saturday at a Northern Virginia hospital with his wife and family at his bedside.

Can Romney Keep Arizona Red?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Friday addressed a meeting of Republican state chairmen in Scottsdale, Ariz. — a state that President Obama's advisers believe could be within reach for Democrats. NPR's Ted Robbins reports.

GOP Intensifies Its Outreach To Latino Voters Focusing On The Economy

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is attempting to end the deficit it's running with Latino voters by stepping up its outreach efforts. The RNC's director of Hispanic outreach Bettina Inclan tells host Scott Simon how Republicans expect to close that gap.

Presidential Fundraising Numbers Poised To Skyrocket

Numbers in for March show GOP candidate Mitt Romney raised $12.6 million and President Obama's re-election effort raised $53 million. But the race is changing, now that Romney is finishing up the GOP primary season. He's also just starting to solicit his primary donors to give again.

Bill Could Complicate U.S.-Russia Relations

Republicans and Democrats don't agree about much on Capitol Hill these days, but there is one bill gaining bipartisan support. It's legislation that would punish human rights violators in Russia by naming them and denying them visas to the U.S. But the Obama administration is not on board yet. U.S. diplomats worry it could complicate relations at a time when the U.S. needs Russia's support most.

It's All Politics, April 19, 2012

With pre-buttals, rebuttals and a "bracketing strategy" unleashed by GOP front-runner Mitt Romney targeting President Obama, the campaign trail is starting to resemble a made-for-TV debate tournament. And a trivia round: We invite you to guess the GOP V.P. pick.
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Analysis: Cantor's Week In Congress A Mixed Bag

David Hawkings of CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing dissects the ups and downs of the House Majority Leader's week in Congress.