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Ohio Senator Vulnerable For Health Law Support

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, who's up for re-election this year, was one of 60 senators to vote for the law. His opponent, Josh Mandel, says he'll keep reminding voters of that fact.
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The Farmer And The Commerce Clause

Even as it upheld most of the health care law last week, the Supreme Court limited federal power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Seventy years ago, an Ohio farmer sought to do the same — and lost.
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Romney: Obama's Health Mandate Is A Tax

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney spent his July 4th holiday marching in a New Hampshire parade. He also back tracked on statements a top adviser made when he called the individual mandate in the Obama health care law a fee or a fine. Romney says the Supreme Court rules it's a tax.
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Obama Bus Tour Focuses On Swing State Ohio

The president will spend the first two days after Independence Day touring Ohio and Pennsylvania by bus, recalling some of the spirit of his 2008 campaign.
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July Fourth Means Busy Day Of Parades For Politicians

There's nothing like a parade for the Fourth of July — and for the politicians that press the flesh along dozens of parade routes. 

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Deval Patrick Says The Dream Is In Danger

Deval Patrick says he's living the American dream. He's the first black governor of Massachusetts, one of only two ever elected as governor in American history. But he says many Americans feel the dream is under threat. Host Michel Martin speaks with Governor Patrick about his new book, Faith In The Dream.
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Did Roberts Flip On The Health Care Decision?

Since the Supreme Court's health care ruling — in which Chief Justice John Roberts provided the key vote to uphold most of the law — speculation has raged about whether he changed his mind in the course of deliberations. In many ways, the question of a switch misperceives how the court works.
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Michigan's GOP Governor Keeps To Middle Of The Road, Vetoes Voter ID Law

Rick Snyder once again breaks ranks with other top Republicans by vetoing bills that opponents said were meant to suppress voter turnout.

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