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U.S. House Set To Vote On Jobs Act

The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on a bi-partisan bill this week to help small businesses in the region.


Mitt Romney Tops Washington Caucuses

The former Massachusetts governor pulled ahead of his rivals in Saturday's presidential straw poll, gaining more momentum just before Super Tuesday. Ron Paul, who edged Rick Santorum for second place, insisted he, too, had reason to celebrate.

Va. Campaigners Persevere Despite 2-Person Ballot

Only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul qualified to get on the state's printed ballot last fall; the other Republican candidates failed to collect enough signatures. For some, that may seem like there isn't much of a contest, but the candidates' supporters argue this is no time for complacency.

Candidates See Super Tuesday On The Horizon

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the week ahead in politics, which includes the 10 Republican contests of Super Tuesday.

Limbaugh Apologizes For Insulting Law Student

The conservative radio host had called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" after she testified on Capitol Hill that insurers should provide no-cost contraception.

Politics Gets Dirtier: Attack Ad Goes After Cat

If American politicians are going to quarrel like cats and dogs, why not just elect cats and dogs? Yet even pets can't hide from the political caterwauling; attacks against the candidacy of Hank the Cat may have reached a new low.


Can A Win In Georgia Bring Gingrich's Campaign Back From The Dead Again?

To hear him tell it, the rumors of Newt Gingrich's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The former House speaker is banking on a big showing Tuesday in his home state of Georgia to salvage a campaign that's been declared dead a number of times.

Where GOP Women Stand On The Political Race

As the candidates battle it out, there's a key fact worth remembering: Fifty-three percent of those who cast votes in the last presidential election were women. Host Scott Simon talks with political analyst Michelle Bernard for her take on what right-leaning women are looking for in a presidential candidate.

What Does Obama's Foreign Policy Stand For?

President Obama has withdrawn U.S. forces from Iraq and hopes to do the same in Afghanistan. He's a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the man who "got" Osama bin Laden. What does that mean for his re-election prospects? Foreign affairs columnist David Rhode of The Atlantic tells host Scott Simon about what he calls the "Obama Doctrine."