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Welfare Wasn't Always A Dirty Word In The Romney Family

Mitt Romney's mother, Lenore, once cited her husband's childhood on welfare as a reason Michigan voters should trust the car company executive to be their governor. It's worth taking a look at now that her presidential candidate son has gotten into trouble with his "47 percent" remark.
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The Inner Workings Of The Romney Campaign

Mitt Romney's comments from a secretly-taped video at a May fundraiser create more challenges for a campaign already facing a dip in the polls. NPR'S Ken Rudin and Politico's editor-in-chief, John Harris, talk about the Romney campaign and how the tapes may affect it, and a new poll of voters.
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Republicans Race To Reframe Romney Comments As Campaign Opportunity

Some Republicans believe there are many potential voters who will embrace Mitt Romney's larger point about government entitlements, which he made during a surreptitiously taped fundraiser.
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6 Quirky Tie-Ins To The 2012 Election

This election year, everybody's getting in on the action. Along with the usual posters, T-shirts and lapel pins, other presidential election tie-ins are popping up across the land. Here are a few of the most unusual political marketing ploys that caught our eye.
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House Democrats Offer Their Solution For Voter ID

Democratic members of the House introduced a bill yesterday that would allow voters without ID to sign an affidavit attesting to their identity at the polls. The new bill is the latest in the ongoing voter ID debate and host Michel Martin speaks with one of the bill's sponsors Congressman Rick Larsen about the proposal.
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Unique Obstacles For Asian Americans In Voting

There's been a lot of attention on how voter ID laws might affect minority groups like African-Americans and Latinos. But some observers say that Asian Americans may also be affected. Host Michel Martin discusses the potential impact with Glenn Magpantay of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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MWAA Board Member Resigns After Legal Fight

Dennis Martire, an embattled member of the Metropolitan Airports Authority Board told his colleagues at a meeting Wednesday that he will resign effective next month.

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