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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.


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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O'Malley Outlines Proposal For Special Session On Gaming

Gov. Martin O'Malley has laid out his proposal ahead of time for a special session of Maryland's General Assembly starting Friday, that will address an expansion of gaming in the state.


Missouri's Claire McCaskill Gets Clarity On Her Opponent, If Not Her Future

The Democratic senator gets her preferred opponent in November with Rep. Todd Akin's victory in the state's Republican primary. But McCaskill still has an uphill fight to re-election.

Conservatives Win In Kansas GOP Senate Primary

In Kansas, there's been a battle between moderate and conservative Republicans over control of the state Senate. The state has moved in an increasingly conservative direction over the past two decades.