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White House Revises Birth Control Coverage Policy

On Friday, President Obama offered an accommodation to critics of his policy requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage that includes prescription contraceptives.
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In Plea To The Right, Romney Bills Himself As 'Severely Conservative'

They may not be ready to accept GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's invitation to stand with him "shoulder to shoulder," but conservatives gave him a reception that at times rose to rousing at their biggest annual gathering on Friday.
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CQ Roll Call: Ethics Committee Investigates Bachus, Ron Barbar Announces Run For Gifford's House Seat

The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating Rep. Spencer Bachus after allegations of insider trading, while a top advisor to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announces plans to run for her seat.
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White House Offers 'Accommodation' On Contraception

The Obama administration generated intense opposition with a ruling that says employers must fully cover birth control in workers' health plans. There's an exception for churches that oppose contraception but no exception for large institutions like universities that are church-affiliated. Now the White House is offering "an accommodation" to the Catholic Church and other critics.
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WaPo McCartney: D.C. Employment Fraud, Franchot Against Gas Tax, Kaine Against Requirement For Contraception Coverage

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the 90 D.C. workers suspected of employment fraud and what it means to Gray's Administration.

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Secretary Donovan Talks Multi-Billion Deal

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talks with host Michel Martin about the settlement reached yesterday between federal and state officials and major banks. It was an effort to address unfair banking practices that led to the mortgage crisis. President Obama praised the deal, but critics say the settlement is inadequate.
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White House Details Changes To Controversial Contraception Rule

The administration says it is accommodating objections raised by religious groups. They won't be required to pay for or provide contraceptive coverage to employees. But insurers who cover those workers will.
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If Women Are In Combat, Men May Try To Protect Them, Santorum Says

The Republican presidential contender applauds the job women have been doing in the U.S. military. But he says if they are put into combat situations then male soldiers may do things to protect them. And that might compromise missions.

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