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Rep. Ellison On 'Taking Back The American Dream'

Many progressive Democrats haven't been thrilled with the president's first term. But they may have the money and organizational power to elect the president for a second term. Progressives meet this week for the conference, "Take Back the American Dream," and host Michel Martin speaks with one attendee, Congressman Keith Ellison.
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What Will New Immigration Policy Mean For Jobs?

President Obama recently decided to suspend deportations for some immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Under certain conditions, they can apply for work permits. Host Michel Martin looks at some potential economic effects with two experts who both oppose the plan.
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The Watergate Class Of 1974: How They Arrived In Congress, How They Left

It's been 40 years since the break in at the Democratic National Committee. The scandal ushered in 91 new members of the House — mostly Democrats. Who exactly were the "Class of '74?" And what happened to them?
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Loudoun County Board Still At Stalemate On Silver Line

Little was resolved during a marathon Loudoun County Board meeting to discuss Dulles rail financing last night. Lawmakers have just two more weeks to decide whether to participate in the next phase of the project.

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U.S. Border States Have Stake In Mexico's Election

Mexicans go to the polls July 1 to elect their next president, but it isn't just Mexicans who are interested in the outcome. For Americans living along the border, the future of Mexico affects their bottom line.
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A Fine Line: Distinguishing Issue Ads From Advocacy

Groups such as Crossroads GPS, which has run ads attacking President Obama on many issues, can't make politics their primary purpose. That's because they are classified as social welfare organizations, or 501(c)(4) groups, under the tax code. But political scientists say the line between issue ads and express advocacy has almost been erased.

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