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Ann Romney Fights Back After Democratic Criticism

Audie Cornish talks with Melinda Henneberger of the Washington Post about the dustup between Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, about the women and the campaign.

As Trial Begins, John Edwards' Star Has Faded

Jury selection began on Thursday for John Edwards, the one-time presidential candidate. Although he was once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide an affair after he fathered a child.
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Analysis: Maryland Ratifies 17th Amendment Close To Signing Centennial

In an otherwise turbulent legislative session, Maryland voted to ratify the 17th amendment to the Constitution 100 years after it went into effect. State senator and professor Jamie Raskin discusses the amendment's meaning to the populist movement.

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The Politics Of The Domestic Violence Bill

The Senate votes to extend the landmark domestic violence bill. But as it heads to the House, the additional provisions could fall victim to politics in an election year.


Federal Government To Pay Indian Tribes $1 Billion Over Mismanagement

The U.S. government will pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed by 41 American Indian tribes, who had accused federal agencies of mismanaging tribal money and resources. The agreement ends nearly two years of negotiations; some claims date back more than 100 years.

Money Woes Drove Santorum From GOP Race, He Says

In his first interview since dropping his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Rick Santorum said that losing the Wisconsin primary on April 3 sealed his fate.

How To Rally The Base, And Other Advice For Romney

How will Mitt Romney bring around the party's skeptical evangelical base? What work does he need to do within the party as he pivots to a full-on general election battle with President Obama? Four GOP strategists offer some tips.

Quip That Ann Romney's 'Never Worked' Joins List Of Campaign Controversies

When Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen questioned whether Ann Romney can relate to the problems of most American women, her words sparked a political firestorm.

Welfare Overhaul's Impact On America's Poorest

New York Times reporter Jason DeParle recently traveled to Arizona, where many people have been dropped from the welfare program. Republican leaders now want to apply the changes made to the welfare program to other aspects of the social safety net, such as Medicaid and food stamps.