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Right Fears Entitlements Are Killing American Dream

In the conservative view, reinvigorating the American dream means lowering the floor below which government won't let people fall. It also means raising the ceiling on successful people.
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After Cory Booker's Remarks, Press Aide Resigns

His communications director insisted that her departure had nothing to do with the Newark, N.J., mayor's controversial comments in which he criticized the Obama campaign for targeting Mitt Romney's experience at Bain Capital. Still, her exit shows how managing the mayor's political message has become a challenge as his star has risen.
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South Dakotan Hopes Video Stroll Ends In Congress

It's not every day you get to watch a video of U.S. House candidate as he strolls down a long hill telling his story and passing along the way a number of props — including a chess board, a horse and semiautomatic rifle — meant to illustrate parts of his biography and his reasons for running for Congress.
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CEO In Chief? A Business Background Is Rare For Presidents

Republican Mitt Romney is running on the strength of his business background. He says he knows how to fix the economy in part because of his success at Bain Capital. But history is not necessarily on Romney's side. Very few businesspeople have made it to the White House.
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Obama's Own Story Defines His American Dream

From the moment he burst on the national scene, Barack Obama has served as a living example of the American dream — proof that in this country, anyone can succeed. But what sets him and other Democrats apart from Republicans is the idea of the American dream as a collective enterprise.
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Tea Party Still Flexing Muscles In Senate Races

Tuesday night there was another strong Tea Party showing in the Republican Senate primary in Texas. The expected nominee, David Dewhurst, was unable to avoid a runoff because of strong far right support for Ted Cruz. Melissa Block talks with Emily Ramshaw of the Texas Tribune about the result.

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