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Top Obama Advisor Makes West Wing Exit

Melody Barnes is leaving her post as director of the administration's Domestic Policy Council. Barnes was influential in crafting some of the president's major initiatives including health care and economic legislation. Host Michel Martin speaks with Barnes about her achievements and the president's popularity.

5 Things You May Not Know About Jon Huntsman

The presidential candidate has been an ambassador, a governor and a business executive. But he also had an unusual academic career for a presidential candidate. And some of his former endeavors might surprise you.
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Newt Gingrich Rally In Arlington Tonight

Newt Gingrich will campaign in Virginia today, and will hold a rally in Rosslyn at 7 p.m. Gingrich appears to have pulled ahead of Mitt Romney among Virginia Republicans, according to a new poll released today.


Taking Nothing For Granted, Romney Launches N.H. Bus Tour

Somehow there are still New Hampshire voters who remain undecided about former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney — despite the fact that he's practically camped out in their living rooms for the last four years.
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Virginia Committee Seeks Changes To Assisted Living Laws

A Virginia General Ssembly internal watchdog group is calling for osme changes to laws governing funding for senior citizen assisted living programs.


Romney, Gingrich Spar Over Negative Super PAC Ads

There's a spirited debate going on between GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. A Super PAC called Restore Our Future is running negative ads against Gingrich on Romney's behalf. Gingrich called on Romney to get the ads off the air. Romney responded by saying the law does not allow him to communicate with a Super PAC.

In A Year Of Partisan Brawls, Congress Goes One More Round

At stake are billions of dollars in tax breaks and unemployment benefits for millions of Americans set to expire Jan. 1, after the House rejected a bill that would have extended jobless benefits and the payroll tax holiday for two months.