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House Repeals Affordable Care Act In Symbolic Vote

The GOP-controlled House voted to repeal President Obama's health care law. It's a largely symbolic gesture as the Democratic Senate will not agree to a repeal.
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Friendly Skepticism Greets Romney At NAACP

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP on Wednesday. Rather than reach for common ground, he touted his opposition to issues the group cares about deeply. Romney drew sustained boos when he called for repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
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Where They Stand: Obama, Romney On Immigration

A side-by-side comparision of President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on immigration issues.
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Analysis: Kaine's Election Prospects Still Tied To Obama's

Despite expressing differences with the President on the Bush-era tax cuts, Tim Kaine's prospects in Virginia remain largely tied to the fate of President Obama, according to the National Journal's Reid Wilson.

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Political Junkie Roundup: Money And The NAACP

The Romney campaign is winning the money battle, raising $106 million in June while the President's reelection campaign gathered $71 million. And Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP Wednesday, and Vice President Joe Biden speaks there Thursday. NPR's Ken Rudin rounds up the latest political news.
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Romney Absorbs Boos, Tells NAACP That Democrats Have Failed Blacks

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney didn't expect a warm embrace at the NAACP annual convention in Houston. And he didn't get one. But despite sustained booing over his vow to repeal "Obamacare," he scored some points in his speech to the nation's oldest civil rights group.
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Council Members Call For Mayor Gray To Resign

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray defended himself after details of a "shadow campaign" emerged this week, even as three members of the city council are calling for him to resign.

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New Coalition Lifts Up Latino LGBT Familia

The civil rights effort Familia es Familia, or 'Family is Family,' had its coming out party at the National Council of La Raza convention in Las Vegas. It aims to increase acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people in the Latino community, and more than 20 Latino rights organizations have signed on. Guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with Ingrid Duran, the co-founder of Familia es Familia, and Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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U.S. Pig And Cattle Producers Trying To Crush Egg Bill

The egg industry and the Humane Society of the United States support a bill to require egg-laying hens to be raised in bigger cages, but a new organization backed by the pork industry and others is urging Congress to kill the egg bill.

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