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Virginians Say Obama's Policies Are A Mixed Bag

Virginia is considered a key swing state in November's Presidential election, and according to a recent poll, residents of the commonwealth like some of the President's policies more than others.


Are Romney Critics Really Attacking His Success?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital and his refusal to release more extensive tax records continue to dog his campaign. Host Michel Martin takes up these topics and other political news of the week with Republican strategist Ron Christie and Joy-Ann Reid, managing editor of The Grio.com.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Russia and China once again block U.N. action to try to halt bloodshed in Syria. Secretary of State Clinton visits Israel and Egypt. And security for the London Olympics comes under scrutiny. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Jerry Seib of the Wall Street Journal, Susan Page of USA Today and Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post join Diane for the domestic hour of our Friday News Roundup.


The ABCs Of Election Reform

After the Supreme Court became involved in the 2000 presidential election outcome, several groups tried to update the country's electoral system. Where are we now? "Another 2000-style debacle could easily happen," says one advocate for change, "but worse. God help us."
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O'Malley Meets With Baltimore Lawmakers On Gambling

Proponents of a casino at National Harbor in Prince George's County — including Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley — are trying to convince lawmakers from other parts of the state that it won't negatively affect other casinos.

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Virginia Democrats Boycott Meeting With McDonnell

A routine meeting of the Virginia congressional delegation devolved into a partisan spat between Democrats and Gov. Bob McDonnell this week. 


Tax Professionals Scrutinize Mitt Romney's Returns

One question involves how the GOP presidential candidate amassed somewhere between $21 million and $102 million in his tax-deferred retirement account. His aggressive stance toward taxes in the business world is also drawing questions.