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Obama Touts Auto Bailout In Ohio Tour

President Obama began a two-day bus tour of swing states Ohio and Pennsylvania on Thursday and spent part of the time campaigning on his bailout of U.S. automakers.
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Website Tests How Political Opposites Actually Discuss Differences

It's called "Political Screaming Match," but a new site that connects political opposites for one-one-one discussions over issues as divisive as the health care law is testing whether the human touch helps to assuage partisan anger.
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Friday News Roundup - International

A senior member of President Assad’s regime defects as world powers discuss ways to end the 16-month old conflict in Syria. Pakistan reopens supply routes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologizes for the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers. And British bank Barclays admits to manipulating global interest rates. Guest host Susan Page speaks with Yochi Dreazen of National Journal Magazine, Nadia Bilbassy of Middle East Broadcast Centre and Mark Mardell of BBC North America Editor.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The U.S. unemployment rate is unchanged at 8.2 percent. President Barack Obama takes his reelection campaign to key battleground states. And Republican challenger Mitt Romney shifts his position on the health care mandate. Juan Williams of Fox News, Janet Hook of The Wall Street Journal and David Lindsey of Reuters join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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La Raza Expects Gay Marriage Debate

The Latino civil rights group, the National Council of La Raza, is headed to Las Vegas for its annual convention. Members expect to address recent changes to immigration law around the country, and the Latino vote in this year's election. Host Michel Martin checks in with convention organizer Ron Estrada.
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Romney To Make His Case To NAACP

The NAACP is gearing up for its annual conference in Houston, Texas. Each year, the civil rights group attracts big names, including this year's guest speaker, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Host Michel Martin talks with conference organizer Leon Russell about what's on his members' minds for this year's election.
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Romney Says Mandate's A Tax, But Also Sides With Justices Who Say It's Not

The GOP presidential candidate says the 2010 health care overhaul's mandate on Americans to buy health care insurance comes with a tax because that's what the Supreme Court ruled. But he also agrees with justices who use the word "penalty" instead.
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Ohio Senator Vulnerable For Health Law Support

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, who's up for re-election this year, was one of 60 senators to vote for the law. His opponent, Josh Mandel, says he'll keep reminding voters of that fact.
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The Farmer And The Commerce Clause

Even as it upheld most of the health care law last week, the Supreme Court limited federal power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Seventy years ago, an Ohio farmer sought to do the same — and lost.

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