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Romney, Obama Square Off On The Economy

Both men used speeches in Ohio this afternoon to again lay out their agendas — and to take some shots at the other guy's ideas.
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Radio's Bryan Fischer Tries Pushing Romney Right

The evangelical radio host recently made national news for leading an attack against Mitt Romney's openly gay national security spokesman, who later resigned. But Fischer's viewpoints on abortion, gay marriage, education and taxes have been influencing his listeners long before this.
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Report Urges Food Stamp Program To Clarify Purchases, Corporate Profits

While Congress debates food stamp cuts, the government should disclose where the program's costs are going and how much retailers and banks are profiting, says a new consumer watchdog report, Food Stamps: Follow The Money.
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Miami Mayor Bucks Party Line On Voting

Miami's Republican Mayor Tomas Regalado moves against his party and his governor. He tells host Michel Martin that Florida's controversial voter eligibility program, that is intended to purge non-citizens from its rosters, isn't necessary.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

In dueling Ohio speeches, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered contrasting visions of how to fix the sluggish U.S. economy. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon testified before a Senate committee on the firm's $2 billion loss. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned of a "disaster" from impending, automatic budget cuts. Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal, Julie Hirshfeld Davis of Bloomberg News and Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Ambassador Fight Aimed At Florida's Latino Voters

The Senate is expected to vote Thursday on whether to confirm Mari Carmen Aponte as ambassador to El Salvador. Democrats are attempting to overcome a Republican filibuster blocking the nomination in what has turned into a fight aimed at Latino voters in the swing state of Florida.

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