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Preview Of The New Session Of The U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases on affirmative action and same-sex marriage in the new term and is likely to take up voting rights. What's ahead in the nation's highest court.

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Are You Better Off? Democrats In Charlotte Say It's Complicated

But most of them said that despite some disappointments, the president deserves four more years to see his policies through.

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Mickey Edwards On Democracy's 'Cancer'

In his new book, The Parties Versus the People, the former Republican congressman says party leaders have too much control over who runs for office, what bills make it to the floor and how lawmakers vote.
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O'Malley Takes Stage At Democratic National Convention

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley will kick off the 10 p.m. hour of speakers during the Democratic National Convention, and he'll aim to convince voters that President Obama has the better plan for the economy going forward. 

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DNC Chair: Democrats Will 'Set The Record Straight'

As the Democratic National Convention begins in Charlotte, host Michel Martin checks in with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is chairing the event. The Los Angeles Mayor says the Democrats have grown more jobs in the worst recession since the great depression in four years than President Bush did in eight.
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DNC 2012: Democrats Get Their Turn To 'Come Together'

Democrats are descending on Charlotte, N.C. this week for the party's national convention, and talk of the economy  — and whether American are "better off" than they were four years ago — is taking center stage. 

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At DNC, Julián Castro Tackles Comparisons To President Obama

Castro will become the first Latino to give the keynote at a Democratic convention, so the stakes are high for a relative unknown.

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A View From The Convention: Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski speaks about her role at the Democratic National Convention, a planned program to honor women in the Senate and the Democrats' message on health care.  

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Are You Better Off? That's The Question As Democrats Gather

When Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland answered "no," Republicans jumped on the comment. Vice President Biden weighed in, saying the answer's yes because "bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive." Expect much more to be said.

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Mikulski To Honor Women In The Senate At DNC

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is at the Democratic National Convention this week, and she'll spend part of her time highlighting prominent women in politics. 

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