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Rep. Michele Bachmann Gives Up Swiss Citizenship

Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced Thursday that she has asked the Swiss Consulate to withdraw her Swiss citizenship. The Minnesota Congresswoman is married to the son of Swiss-born parents. Earlier this year, the couple formally registered for dual citizenship.
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Pew Poll: More Americans Support Gay Marriage

For years, Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, has been polling people on the issue of gay marriage. He tells Steve Inskeep his research suggests President Obama's evolution is very much in line with national trends.
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Obama, Romney In The Ring For Nevada's Latino Vote

As President Obama heads to Reno for a speech Friday, volunteers are already on the ground reaching out to the fast-growing population. He faces tough competition, though: The GOP announced last month that it is launching a six-state campaign to win over Latinos.
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Romney's Views On Gay Marriage: Also Evolving?

President Obama said his position on gay marriage "evolved" over time, and a case can be made that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's views on gay rights have changed as well. Though Romney says his position has been consistent; activists don't see it that way.
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Romney, Boehner Message: It's Still The Economy (Not Gay Marriage), Stupid

Mitt Romney and Speaker John Boehner showed a determination Thursday to keep the election-year debate confined to the topic on which they believe President Obama has the greatest vulnerabilty — the economy.
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House GOP Votes To Shift Pentagon Cuts To Social Programs

Republicans in the House voted Thursday to replace deep budget cuts expected to hit the Pentagon after the failure of the super committee onto social programs like food stamps and federal pensions.

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Obama Lures Donors With A Hollywood Sweepstakes

President Obama is attending a fundraiser at the California home of actor George Clooney, along with about 150 guests. Almost anyone can attend, if they pony up $40,000. But for a few sweepstakes winners, the price of admission is about $3. It's the latest innovation in political fundraising.

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