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How Many More Delegates?: A GOP Primary Explainer

Host Rachel Martin speaks with Nate Silver, who writes the FiveThirtyEight blog for The New York Times, about the mechanics of the GOP primary, the number of delegates apportioned so far and how future contests will determine the delegate count.
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Mich. Prospects Looking Up For Romney

Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. The former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney has been touring the state in search of votes. A week ago, Rick Santorum held a double-digit lead in the polls. Now, NPR's Ari Shapiro reports, Romney seems to have closed the gap.
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Why Michigan Catholics Favor The Mormon Candidate

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are battling for Tuesday's Republican primary, and polls show the candidates are neck-and-neck. One group that Romney appears to have an advantage with is Roman Catholic voters despite the fact Romney is Mormon and Santorum Catholic.
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McDonnell Against Cuts To Virginia's Transportation Projects

Gov. Bob McDonnell is trying to protect Virginia from federal budget cuts while also calling for deep spending cuts.

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Political Eyes Focus On Michigan

It's probably safe to say that it's been an exhausting week for the Republican hopefuls, vying to win delegates in Michigan's Tuesday primary. Host Scott Simon talks about the political week past and the one to come with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's just returned from Michigan.
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On Romney's Michigan Tour, A Change Of Pace

The presidential candidate loosened up a bit in his home state, politicking in a way that hasn't happened lately. It seems he's closed the gap in polls with Rick Santorum, but not everyone is giving him a warm welcome ahead of Tuesday's primary.
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2012 Political TV: Ads, Lies And Videotape

Newt Gingrich says a pro-Mitt Romney superPAC should stop running a political ad that he claims tells lies about him. That raises the question of whether TV stations have any obligation — legal or ethical — to screen political ads for truthfulness.
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After Senate Vote, Celebration For Maryland Same-Sex Couples

While the same-sex marriage legislation passed in Maryland Thursday still faces some hurdles, couples in Maryland have taken the occasion as a cause for celebration.

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Fred Who? He's Republican, He's Gay, And He's Competing For Michigan Delegates

As better-known candidates hunt for votes in Michigan's Republican primary, the first openly gay GOP presidential hopeful is plotting a minor upset. Fred Karger is focusing on one congressional district in the hopes of winning a few delegates to the national convention.
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From George Romney To Mitt, A Shrinking Tax Rate

Mitt Romney's tax returns show he pays an effective rate of just under 15 percent. His father, George, paid two to three times that rate. What one family's changing tax burden reveals about the design of the American tax code.

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