President Obama's hopes of being re-elected very much reside in the hands of women, the same group that played such a big role in his 2008 victory. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney's hope of becoming president lie in his being able to dissuade enough women from voting for Obama.
While running for Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney vowed to "preserve and protect" abortion rights. On Thursday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee won the endorsement of the nation's largest anti-abortion group, whose president said: "The pro-life movement is filled with converts."
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum did very well with evangelical Christian voters in the primary season. Now that he's out of the race, will his conservative supporters embrace Mitt Romney? Robert Siegel talks with Richard Land, director of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Jury selection began on Thursday for John Edwards, the one-time presidential candidate. Although he was once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide an affair after he fathered a child.
In an otherwise turbulent legislative session, Maryland voted to ratify the 17th amendment to the Constitution 100 years after it went into effect. State senator and professor Jamie Raskin discusses the amendment's meaning to the populist movement.
The U.S. government will pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed by 41 American Indian tribes, who had accused federal agencies of mismanaging tribal money and resources. The agreement ends nearly two years of negotiations; some claims date back more than 100 years.
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