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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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How Ohio Could Swing The Election

The Ohio race — and, quite possibly the national contest — could be decided in the Columbus area, particularly in the "collar" counties that surround the big university town. And the polls have tightened since the first presidential debate.
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Ways Ohio Could Swing The Election

It's in the Columbus area, particularly the "collar" counties that surround the big university town, where the Ohio race — and, quite possibly the national contest, too — could be decided. And the polls have tightened since the first presidential debate.
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A Conversation With Sandra Fluke (Rebroadcast)

Diane talks with women's rights and social justice activist Sandra Fluke, who rose to prominence last spring when she testified at a congressional hearing on women's health.

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Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan

Vice presidential debates are often quickly forgotten, but tonight's matchup — featuring what one pundit calls "probably two of the most substantive vice presidential candidates we've ever had" — will likely be widely watched. Both men are steeped in policy but offer big contrasts in styles.

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Beep If You Understand Veep Buzzwords

The vice presidential debate is bound to feature lots of budget buzzwords. They may be shorthand for policies that could have huge impacts on taxpayers and the annual $1 trillion budget deficit.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan debate in Kentucky. The presidential race tightens in swing states. And the Supreme Court hears arguments on affirmative action. Ron Elving of NPR, Sheryl Gay Stolberg of The New York Times and Naftali Bendavid of The Wall Street Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Howard Brooks Sentenced To Two Years Probation

A former campaign aide to D.C.'s mayor was sentenced Wednesday for his involvement in a 2010 campaign scandal; Howard Brooks will be on probation for two years, thanks to his cooperation with prosecutors. 

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