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Full Romney Video Puts Comments In Context

Mother Jones released the full video of Mitt Romney at a Florida fundraising event in May that included the clips they made public of Mitt Romney commenting on the "47 percent." NPR senior Washington editor Ron Elving talks about the tape and how it could affect the presidential campaign.
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Are SuperPACs Good For Democracy?

Money has been flowing through this election season like never before. Some say unfettered political spending is a necessary part of free speech; others argue that approach drowns out many voices. A panel of experts takes on the topic for Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Mendelson Takes Reins As D.C. Council Chairman

Council member Phil Mendelson is taking over for Kwame Brown, who retired as council chair in the wake of his conviction this summer.

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Obama Backers More Nuanced Than '47 Percent' — And So Are Romney's

Mitt Romney's suggestion that 47 percent of Americans back President Obama because they don't pay federal income taxes overlooks the fact that the president draws considerable support from upper-income voters.
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Should Romney Double Down On Video Comments?

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the secret video of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaking to donors. She discusses the potential impact of the video on Romney's election strategy with U.S. News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary and Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar.
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Romney 'Secret Video,' Curveball Or Game Changer?

The liberal magazine Mother Jones has released video clips of Mitt Romney making controversial remarks to a group of donors. The Romney campaign is scrambling to address the political fallout. Host Michel Martin discusses the comments with U.S. News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary and Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar.

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