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Romney Treads Lightly In Speech To Liberty Grads

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney struggled to attract the support of evangelical voters during the Republican primary season. On Saturday, he traveled to an evangelical citadel: Liberty University, founded by the late Jerry Falwell. In delivering the school's commencement address, Romney largely stayed clear of politics — with the exception of his biggest applause line. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro.
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Obama's Gay Marriage Evolution: A Societal Shift?

As the debate over the political calculations behind President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage continue, Host Scott Simon checks in with acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Armistead Maupin to talk about this as a cultural moment.
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The Bigger Picture Of Indiana's Senate Race

Host Scott Simon talks with Indiana-based pollster and political analyst Brian Howey about the Indiana Senate race after the loss of six-term Sen. Richard Lugar.
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Wis. GOP Gather For Convention On Key Senate Race

Wisconsin Republicans convene this weekend at their state convention and may or may not endorse one of the party's candidates for the U.S. Senate. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson is running for the nomination, but his opponents consider Thompson insufficiently conservative. Wisconsin Public Radio's Chuck Quirmbach reports.
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Iowa On Same-Sex Marriage: It's Complicated

The outcome of this year's election will be determined by a handful of states. One of them is Iowa, where gay marriage is legal. Jobs may be at the forefront of voters' minds, but President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage — and Mitt Romney's response — could swing voters either way.
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Romney Shifts Gears On Auto Industry Bailout

Mitt Romney has very publicly opposed the government bailout of the auto industry. So the likely GOP nominee raised more than a few eyebrows this week when he said: "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back."
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Civics Lessons

Many kids in disadvantaged neighborhoods feel the system isn’t just broken –it’s rigged, and not in their favor. One professor says this “empowerment gap” is just as profound --and important to address--- as the “achievement gap.”

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