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Over Wine And Doughnuts, N.H. Women Get Heated Over Primary Vote

Six women in Derry, N.H., talk with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about the economy, federal spending and who's the biggest flip-flopper in Tuesday's GOP primary.
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Making It Easier To File Federal Taxes

A University of Maryland law professor is arguing that it's not just the tax code that needs to be changed -- but also the method of filing taxes each year.

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Setting The Date For A Special Election

The District will have to hold a special election to replace former council member Harry  Thomas Jr., but current council members don't necessarily agree about when that special election should be held. 


Mitt Romney, New Hampshire And The 'Expectations Game'

Candidates have gone into New Hampshire in the past with high expectations, only to be shot down, even if they won. Mitt Romney knows the Granite State is set with traps for his nomination.
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Washington Invades New Hampshire For Presidential Primary

New Hampshire residents have been dealing with throngs of Washingtonians for the past week in advance of tomorrow's presidential primary.  Some of them have had about enough.


N.H. Female Voters Weigh In On Primary Issues

Six women in Derry, N.H., are among the voters who expect to take part in the nation's first presidential primary Tuesday. Elaine Sweeney hosted the group, and they discussed the issues and the candidates on their minds.

Pawlenty, Christie Help Romney Campaign In N.H.

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney has long held a commanding lead in the polls ahead of Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire. Taking nothing for granted, Romney campaigned in the state on Sunday with two of his top surrogates: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Texas Redrawn: Voting Rights, States' Power In Court

Because of its booming population, the state is gaining four new congressional seats. But are the state's new redistricting plans fair for minority voters who make up more than half of the new residents? Is an interim map drawn by a federal court any better? The Supreme Court takes on the case with Texas primaries looming.

Sununu: Romney Is Going To Win In New Hampshire

Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu is supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Sununu tells Steve Inskeep that Romney is going to win in New Hampshire, and "it's going to be a pretty good win."