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Baby Names: The Latest Partisan Divide?

There's a real difference in the type of names people give their children in red states as opposed to blue states. It's the opposite of what you might expect.

Republicans Zero In On Nebraska's U.S. Senate Seat

Winning the seat from Nebraska would help Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate. Two-term incumbent Sen. Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is retiring. Voters from both parties will select their nominees Tuesday. The Republican winner is likely to face former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey.

In Florida, Registering Voters A Whole New Game

Florida's new election law includes tough restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. The rules are forcing those groups to change tactics, and appear to be having an impact on the number of people registering to vote in November's general election.
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Maryland Lawmakers Reconvene For Budget Issues

The Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to reconvene Monday morning for a special session to complete unfinished budget issues.


Politics Wrap: From Gay Marriage To Romney's Speech

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's national political correspondent Mara Liasson about Mitt Romney's commencement address and the dominant political story of the past week: President Obama's public endorsement of same-sex marriage.

To Largest Crowd Yet, Romney Speaks Of Faith

Mitt Romney delivered the commencement address at the nation's largest evangelical school, Liberty University in Virginia, on Saturday. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports this is the latest effort by the Republican presidential candidate to win over a part of the party base that has been skeptical of him in the past.

Gay Republicans Still Look For Romney's Support

One group watching Mitt Romney's position on same-sex marriage closely is the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that advocates for gay rights. Founder Rich Tafel says the presumptive GOP presidential candidate needs to show some support if he hopes to win valuable swing voters this fall.