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Romney Outraises Obama In May Fundraising Totals

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney last month was able to cut President Obama's fundraising advantage in half. His fundraising outstripped the Obama campaign — while at the same time, Romney was able to spend less, thanks to outside groups that continued a barrage of negative ads against his opponent.
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Will Immigration Plan Sway Latinos To Obama's Side?

President Obama travels to Florida Friday to address a large gathering of Latino politicians — one week after announcing that illegal immigrants who came to this country as children will be allowed to stay in the U.S. for at least two years. Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney criticized that policy when he spoke to the same group Thursday. The twin speeches highlight the important role Latino voters could play in the November election.
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Some Immigrant Students Still Dreaming Of Clarity

One question left unanswered by President Obama's immigration action was what the policy change will mean for students. In Georgia, where illegal immigrants are banned from attending five public colleges, one professor says she worries students could identify themselves and end up at risk.
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New SuperPAC Financial Reports Reveal More Big Spenders

The superPAC supporting President Obama attracted three $1 million donors last month. The pro-Romney superPAC also saw some new names popping up on its donor list — and it got a million-dollar donation in three chunks from a return address in Dayton, Ohio.
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Chesapeake Cleanup Survives Cuts To Senate Farm Bill

The Senate passed its version of the farm bill on Thursday, and funding to clean up the Chesapeake Bay was preserved amidst $23 billion in cuts.

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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom chat with D.C. Council Member Michael Brown, I-At Large.

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High Court Decision A Blow To Public Sector Unions

In a blow for public sector labor unions, the Supreme Court ruled that non-members — who are required to pay dues in closed shops — do not have to pay special assessments to finance the union's political activities. The Justices said the First Amendment requires an opt-in system.
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Romney To Latino Voters: 'You Have An Alternative'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed Latino elected officials in Orlando on Thursday. After a primary season in which he talked of "self-deportation" among immigrants and vowed to veto the Dream Act, Romney was greeted skeptically. He said his immigration policy would include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who serve in the U.S. military and green cards for those who earn advanced degrees in the U.S.

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