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Rahm Emanuel: I Want The World To Come To Chicago

It's been nearly a year since Rahm Emanuel cruised to victory in the election for Chicago's mayor. Host Michel Martin talks with Mayor Emanuel about how he's raising Chicago's international profile and working to boost the city's economy. Emanuel also weighs in on President Obama's re-election campaign.

Texas Voter ID Law Blocked By Justice Department

The Justice Department says the state failed to show that the law would not deny or limit minorities' right to vote. It's the second state voter ID law the department has blocked.
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CQ Roll Call: Republicans Not Worried About Bartlett In The Primary, O'Malley And McDonnell On Different Timetables

Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett faces a crowded field of challengers for Maryland's primary in three weeks.


Monday Political Grab Bag: Rising Gas Prices Hurt Obama's Ratings Etc

President Obama's approval ratings have fallen as gas prices have risen. Mitt Romney has benefited from his well-planned strategy of collecting delegates whereever they're up for grabs. The most recent polls showed Romney tied or ahead in Alabama and Mississippi.

Heading Into Tuesday's Vote, GOP Candidates Seek Southern Comfort

Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have been working hard across the country to pry votes away from Mitt Romney. In the Deep South, it may be easier for the candidates to do just that. Over the weekend, both Santorum and Gingrich campaigned before enthusiastic crowds in Alabama and Mississippi.

Report Shows Drop In U.S. Oil Imports

Foreign Imports have dropped by more than two million barrels a day over the past four years, the administration says.
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Election Year May Hinder Congressional Productivity

With this year's election heating up, members of Congress say they aren't expecting to accomplish much this year.

Santorum, Gingrich Eye Southern Primary Victories

Mississippi and Alabama hold Republican primaries Tuesday. The two Southern contests are crucial for former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. They have been working to pry votes away from Mitt Romney.

Who Will Win Over America's Latino Voters?

Winning the community is becoming increasingly important for political candidates. A recent poll of Latino voters showed President Obama well ahead of his Republican rivals, but the story is not over for the GOP. In 2004, George W. Bush received 44 percent of the Latino vote, and one Republican strategist thinks they can do it again.