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In Mass. Senate Race, Warren On The Defensive Over Native American Heritage

Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that when she was growing up in Oklahoma, her family always told her that she's part Cherokee. A genealogist has found a record indicating Warren is 1/32 Native American. Some critics are insinuating she may have used her heritage to advance her career.

Politics Not Far From Obama, Romney On Bin Laden Anniversary

Eight years ago, it was President George W. Bush who rode national security to re-election by raising doubts about his 2004 Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, This year, however, the tables have turned. It's the Democrat in the White House who is challenging Republicans on what has been a traditional area of GOP strength.

Romney, Obama Mark A Year Since Bin Laden's Death

Tuesday is the one year anniversary of the Special Forces mission in Pakistan that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. The daring nighttime raid ended a ten-year manhunt. It was a triumph for the military, the intelligence community and the Commander in Chief. Predictably, with the presidential campaign in full swing, the Obama team is drawing attention to the anniversary while the Romney campaign complains the White House is "politicizing" the event. On Tuesday, Mitt Romney went to a fire house in New York City to make that point — a rather political setting itself. Audie Cornish talks to Mara Liasson for more.

Are Democrats Reaching On Latest 'War On Women' Claim?

When House Republicans sought to offset the cost of a federal student loan bill by cutting funding from a $15 billion preventive health fund, the proposal drew howls from Democrats. Was it a fair criticism?
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Montgomery County Holding Hearing On Energy Tax

Business leaders in Montgomery County are objecting to the continued imposition of an energy tax that was pushed through originally as a temporary measure to close a budget gap during the worst of the recession. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday night.

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GOP Freshmen Renege On Earmark Ban

After campaigning on a platform that included a self-imposed ban on earmarks, freshman Republicans from the D.C. area are backtracking in order to assuage local businesses and manufacturers.

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Our Divided Political Heart

Political analysts E.J. Dionne Jr. and Ross Douthat on what divides us as a nation, and finding a balance between individual freedom and community responsibility.


'There's A Wild And Crazy Man' Inside Mitt Romney, His Wife Says

"I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy," Ann Romney said today on CBS.