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Sen. Mikulski Honored For Long Tenure In Congress

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) will be honored this week for serving 35 years in Congress.

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Virginia Fails In Corruption Risk Report, Maryland Ranks Low

Virginia and Maryland fared poorly in a state integrity review released this week, with Virginia achiving an 'F' overall on its corruption risk report card.


Statehood Debate Key As Romney Wins Puerto Rico

Mitt Romney scored a commanding victory in Sunday's Republican primary in the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Romney's rival, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, spent time campaigning in Puerto Rico, as did Romney. But in the end, no one came close to the former Massachusetts governor.

Florida Challenges Medicaid Spending 'By Force'

When the Supreme Court hears arguments over President Obama's health care law this week, one item on the table will be a program that has been in place for nearly 50 years: Medicaid. The program is already a sore issue in Florida, which is one of the states fighting the health care law.

Jesse Jackson Jr. Makes Final Push To Win Primary

It's not only GOP voters who have a stake in Tuesday's Illinois primary. This year Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. faces a primary challenge from former Rep. Debbie Halvorson. Will an ethics investigation and Halvorson's own record be enough to unseat Jackson, who has served his district since 1995?

Making Prosecutors Share: Stevens' Case Prompts Bill

The story of the botched corruption case against the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is coming to a close, but aftershocks from the government misconduct that doomed his prosecution is still playing out in courtrooms all over the country.

Candidates' (Vocal) Pitch Plays Into Appeal

In a new study, scientists found that listeners were more likely to cast their vote for the candidate with the deeper voice, regardless of the candidate's gender. Host Rachel Martin reports.

Whose Money? SuperPACs To Reveal Records

Residents of Illinois and Louisiana this week have been bombarded by TV ads attacking one or another presidential candidate, the vast majority of them funded by superPACs, groups that run TV ads like a regular candidate's campaign, but legally have nothing to do with the candidate they support. Tuesday night, they must file a report detailing who gave them money and how they spent it. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's S.V. Dáte.