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Obama Pushes To Let Bush-Era Tax Cuts Expire

Obama's proposal to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire is anticipated to come for a vote in the Senate before summer recess.

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Nonpartisan Agreement: Most Campaign Money Is Wasted

Republican and Democratic strategists tell NPR that most of the estimated $4 billion to be spent by the campaigns, political action committees and others in the 2012 presidential race will make no difference in the outcome.
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New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest

Mitt Romney says President Obama should apologize for "dishonest" attacks. The president and his aides say they've got nothing to apologize for.
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Would Romney, Already Looked At Skeptically By The Right, Pick Rice?

One of Mitt Romney's problems is that he still faces resistance from some conservatives who don't trust his ideological core. That's one reason why the recent speculation about Romney naming Condi Rice, who is pro-choice, as VP doesn't make sense.
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Nov. Election: How Much Does Fundraising Matter?

Steve Inskeep talks with two political strategists on whether a fundraising advantage matters in this presidential campaign. Mark McKinnon advised George W. Bush and John McCain's campaigns. Mark Mellman is a democratic pollster and adviser.
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Romney Responds To Obama's Bain Capital Charges

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has shied away from TV interviews. But on Friday, he sat down for five interviews with the nation's top TV news outlets. Romney says he shouldn't be held responsible for what Bain did after 1999 because he had already left the company to run the Salt Lake City Olympics
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House Ahead Of Senate On Spending Bills

This week the U.S. House will take up its seventh spending bill for the year, but the Senate has yet to act on any, and Senate leaders don't seem to have plans to do so.

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Who Killed Jean McConville? A Battle For IRA Secrets

A legal showdown is building that affects an American university, the British government, a brutal Irish paramilitary organization and the murdered mother of 10 children.
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Republicans Upset Over Pentagon's Tactic To Save Money

The Pentagon is trying to save money by limiting the number of document pages it sends to Congress, which has Republican lawmakers upset.

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