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Four GOP Candidates In Wis. Show Party's Divisions

In Wisconsin, there's a race to replace retiring Democratic senator Herb Kohl. The state's Democrats have coalesced around Representative Tammy Baldwin, who's currently serving her seventh term in the House. But on the Republican side, there's a messy and divisive four-way contest. It includes the state's former governor, Tommy Thompson, as well as several other candidates who are positioning themselves to the right of Thompson.
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Mo. Senate Seat May Be One Of The Most Vulnerable

U.S. Representative Todd Akin pulled an upset victory on Tuesday in the Missouri GOP primary. His win may have given incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill her best shot at re-election for a highly contested seat. Akin is a six-term House member from the St. Louis suburbs, and known as an ultra-conservative. He came from behind to beat a businessman who spent more than $7 million of his own money and a former state treasurer backed by Sarah Palin.
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Romney Back In Battleground Iowa To Woo Voters

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney campaigned on Wednesday in Iowa, which is expected to be a crucial battleground state in the fall. President Obama will travel by bus through Iowa next week. Audie Cornish talks with Ari Shapiro, who's traveling with the Romney campaign.
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Petition To Oust Corporate Donations Falls Short Of D.C. Ballot

A petition to get corporate money out of D.C. politics fell short, and activists will need to make up more than 1,700 of the signatures that the Board of Elections tossed to get the issue on the ballot.

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Virtual Prison Visits

The DC Department of Corrections recently announced a shift to video-only visits for prisoners with family and friends. We look at the benefits and potential drawbacks.

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Fact-Checking: Finding The Truth In Politics

In an era where political campaigns launch daily attacks and new information constantly emerges about candidates online, voters may turn to fact-checking sites to sort out the truth. Political Junkie Ken Rudin and Glenn Kessler, "Fact Checker" columnist for The Washington Post, discuss the challenges of checking the facts.

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