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Bloomberg Pollster Defends Survey Showing Obama With Big Lead

Bloomberg set off something of a firestorm with a poll that found President Obama leading Mitt Romney by 13 points, when most polls show the race much tighter. Now, the pollster is offering a point-by-point explanation.
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Candidates Pull Out Stops To Woo Latino Voters

Mitt Romney is working to cut into President Obama's lead with Latinos. Both addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials this week. But will it help either candidate win over Latino voters? Host Michel Martin speaks with The Washington Post's Nia Malika Henderson and Lenny McAllister of politic365.com.
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On Metro Crash Anniversary, Mikulski Urges Bipartisanship On Transpo Bill

The anniversary of the fatal Metro crash three years ago has Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) calling for lawmakers to put aside partisan differences on a federal transportation bill that would increase safety regulations for public transit.

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Senate Strips Public Funds From Party Conventions

The Senate has passed an amendment that would cut off public funding for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions. The funding has been coming from U.S. taxpayers who check the $3 box on their federal tax returns.
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Romney Outraises Obama In May Fundraising Totals

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney last month was able to cut President Obama's fundraising advantage in half. His fundraising outstripped the Obama campaign — while at the same time, Romney was able to spend less, thanks to outside groups that continued a barrage of negative ads against his opponent.
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Will Immigration Plan Sway Latinos To Obama's Side?

President Obama travels to Florida Friday to address a large gathering of Latino politicians — one week after announcing that illegal immigrants who came to this country as children will be allowed to stay in the U.S. for at least two years. Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney criticized that policy when he spoke to the same group Thursday. The twin speeches highlight the important role Latino voters could play in the November election.
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Some Immigrant Students Still Dreaming Of Clarity

One question left unanswered by President Obama's immigration action was what the policy change will mean for students. In Georgia, where illegal immigrants are banned from attending five public colleges, one professor says she worries students could identify themselves and end up at risk.

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