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DNC Launches Romney Attack Ad In Key States

The Democratic National Committee released an Obama campaign ad Monday suggesting that Mitt Romney's worst enemy is Mitt Romney. The TV ad, airing in targeted markets in five swing states — including Ohio and Pennsylvania — highlights Romney's evolving positions on such central issues as health care, abortion and bank bailouts. It suggests Democrats assume Romney will be the nominee and indicates their plan of attack for the year.
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Barney Frank Announces Retirement

Democratic Rep. Barney Frank announced Monday afternoon that he will not seek re-election next year. Among the strongest voices for liberals in Congress, Frank was co-author of the Dodd-Frank Act, the most stringent regulations on the banking industry since the Great Depression.
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Robocalls Trial Poised To Start

The jury selection in the case against an aide to former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, who's accused of using robocalls could begin later today.

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5 Things You May Not Know About Mitt Romney

The former Massachusetts governor has been a public figure for much of his life. But there are still some things about the presidential candidate that may surprise you.
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Violence, Fraud Fears In D. R. Congo Elections

After dictatorship and civil war, the Democratic Republic of Congo held presidential and parliamentary elections on Monday. Host Michel Martin speaks with DRC-based correspondent Jonny Hogg, and Arizona Senator John McCain's wife Cindy McCain, who is working to draw global attention to the polls and future of Africa's second largest country.
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CQ Roll Call: Funding Bill Ends Soon, GOP Split On Payroll Tax, Unemployment

An agreement for handling the soon-to-end stopgap measure is not looking great, and Republicans are split over extending pay roll tax breaks and unemployment benefits.

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