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6 Quirky Tie-Ins To The 2012 Election

This election year, everybody's getting in on the action. Along with the usual posters, T-shirts and lapel pins, other presidential election tie-ins are popping up across the land. Here are a few of the most unusual political marketing ploys that caught our eye.
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House Democrats Offer Their Solution For Voter ID

Democratic members of the House introduced a bill yesterday that would allow voters without ID to sign an affidavit attesting to their identity at the polls. The new bill is the latest in the ongoing voter ID debate and host Michel Martin speaks with one of the bill's sponsors Congressman Rick Larsen about the proposal.
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Unique Obstacles For Asian Americans In Voting

There's been a lot of attention on how voter ID laws might affect minority groups like African-Americans and Latinos. But some observers say that Asian Americans may also be affected. Host Michel Martin discusses the potential impact with Glenn Magpantay of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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MWAA Board Member Resigns After Legal Fight

Dennis Martire, an embattled member of the Metropolitan Airports Authority Board told his colleagues at a meeting Wednesday that he will resign effective next month.

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The End Of WASP-Dominated Politics

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan compose the first presidential ticket in history not to feature a Protestant. And, of course, they're running against the first African-American president. All of these individuals point to an enormous shift in American demographics and political power.
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Romney Campaign Should 'Embrace' Taped Comments

Erick Erickson editor of RedState.com says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney needs to "own" the comments he made in a video released by the liberal publication Mother Jones. In the secretly taped video, Romney was speaking to donors and said President Obama's supporters are "dependent on the government" and "pay no income tax." Steve Inskeep talks to Erickson about his reactions to the video.
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Flap Over Romney's Tax Remarks Still Generates Buzz

The fall out continues from GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's remarks at a secretly taped fundraising event. In the video, released by Mother Jones magazine, Romney said 47 percent of Americans will vote for President Obama because they pay no income taxes and believe they are victims. On CBS, Obama criticized Romney's remark on David Letterman's program Tuesday night. Earlier, Romney went on Fox to defend his comments.
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Why Some Are Exempt From Federal Income Taxes

One thing all parties seem to agree on in this latest campaign controversy is that the proportion of households not paying any federal income taxes has indeed grown larger in recent years. One key factor has been a federal subsidy for low-wage workers known as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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