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An Update On The Presidential Race

Host Robert Siegel talks with Mara Liasson about the state of the 2012 presidential election — the latest in the GOP primary and President Obama's standing.
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Key Maryland Republican Wavers On Gay Marriage

A key Republican supporter needed to pass a gay marriage bill in Maryland is reportedly wavering in his support

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Romney's Hard Line On U.S. Auto Industry Good For Primary But Trouble Beyond

In a state so auto-industry dependent, it would seem dubious to call for GM and Chrysler to go through the regular bankruptcy process with all their uncertainties and pain. Experts inside and outside the industry at the time and since said bankruptcies would have meant millions of jobs lost. But Romney's position could appeal to many Michigan conservatives who opposed the bailouts.
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Can Congress Ever Restore Payroll Taxes To Their Usual Levels?

What was once considered a normal rate will now be considered a tax hike. Reverting to the status quo is now politically dicey. That could affect Social Security's financing over the long haul.
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Rick Santorum Faces Off With Occupy Movement At Campaign Event

The Republican presidential candidate said the movement represents "true intolerance."
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Digging Deeper Into Obama's 2013 Budget

President Obama laid out his proposed federal budget for 2013 at a community college in Virginia on Monday. The $ 3.8 trillion plan calls for new government spending, including stimulus-style spending on roads. It also seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade
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Obama Promotes Job Training At Community College

President Obama unveiled his fiscal 2013 budget at Northern Virginia Community College Monday. His proposal includes $8 billion for community colleges to partner with businesses to provide training in job skills that are in demand. Students there were pleased to hear the president call for more support for their type of school.

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