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Romney: People Don't Die For Lack Of Insurance

Mitt Romney's claim is belied by a large and growing body of academic studies. Democrats pounced on the remarks, which came a day after the GOP presidential nominee's comments on abortion stirred controversy.
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Biden's Job In VP Debate Is To Change The Narrative

Thursday night may be Representative Paul Ryan's first debate on a national television stage, but Vice President Joe Biden is an old hand. Four years ago he debated Sarah Palin, and before that he was on stage in the presidential primaries.
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Close Race Puts Pressure On Biden-Ryan Debate

Robert Siegel talks with Don Gonyea about Thursday night's vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky.
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Romney Sparks Controversy With Health Care Remark

Mitt Romney once again sparked controversy over his views on health care in an editorial board interview with the Columbus Dispatch on Thursday. Romney said: "We don't have a setting across this country where if you don't have insurance, we just say to you, 'Tough luck, you're going to die when you have your heart attack.'" But health policy analysts noted a number of studies showing that people without health insurance do worse than the insured when they get sick and are more likely to die. Robert Siegel talks with Julie Rovner.
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Cybersecurity

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the United States is facing the possibility of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor." James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Thom Shanker of the New York Times and Greg Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology join Diane to discuss concerns over cybersecurity and the administration’s plans to combat the threat.

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