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Republicans Face Uphill Battle To Take Over Senate

Just a few months ago, most observers believed Republicans had a pretty decent chance to take control of the U.S. Senate. Now, that doesn't seem as likely.
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Obama, Ryan Talk Medicare At AARP Convention

President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan addressed the annual AARP convention in New Orleans on Friday.
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Fact-Checking Obama And Ryan Speeches To AARP

Both President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan presented their visions for Medicare to the nation's most influential lobbying group for the elderly on Friday. Julie Rovner has parsed their remarks and joins Audie Cornish to provide some context.
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GOP Senate Takeover Hopes Dim, But Too Early To Put On Ice

Republican dreams of taking control of the U.S. Senate in November have been declared all but dead over the past several days by prognosticators pointing to trouble facing the party in unexpected places. But a noted analyst of Senate races says much could change between now and Election Day.
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African American Faith Leaders Push For Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland

Prominent African American faith leaders are stepping up their efforts to get voters to approve same-sex marriage in the November ballot.

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Romney's 2011 Tax Return Shows He Paid At 14.1 Percent Rate, Campaign Says

That rate is in line with earlier statements the candidate made about how much he paid in taxes last year. He's also releasing a summary of his taxes from the past 20 years — which may not satisfy Democrats who want him to offer more details.
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Was Romney Right On Video Comments?

Many people erupted in outrage when secretly taped remarks by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney were released earlier this week. But people from both sides of the political aisle suggest that maybe Romney has a point. Host Michel Martin speaks with David Sirota who wrote about this on Salon.com, and Dan Mitchell of the Cato Institute.

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