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What Their Bases Want From Obama And Romney

Guest Political Junkie Matt Bai of The New York Times and Andy Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union, talk about the state of the Democratic and Republican bases and what voters on each side are looking for in their candidates in the months ahead.
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'Doomsday Clock' Counts Days Until Maryland Budget Cuts

With a special session on the budget still out of sight, Maryland state employees have created a 'Doomsday Clock,' to count the days until the automatic cuts hit on July 1.

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Debate Over Automatic Spending Cuts

The White House says it's preparing federal agencies for possible year-end mandated spending cuts. Debate over how sequestration could affect the government, military and economy.

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Where's the Line Between Profiling, Policing?

Host Michel Martin speaks with Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, who chaired the first Senate hearing on Tuesday about racial profiling since before 9/11. The controversies surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin and revelations that New York Police monitored Muslim groups served as the backdrop. Martin is also joined by NPR's Carrie Johnson.
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Martha Nussbaum: "The New Religious Intolerance"

A professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago talks about overcoming the politics or fear in an anxious age.

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The Supreme Court Tackles State Immigration Policy

The Supreme Court hears arguments this week on Arizona’s immigration law. Implications for states’ rights, federal policy and the 2012 presidential race.

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New Concerns About The Global Economy

New pressure on economic policymakers as the euro crisis drags on, U.S. jobs growth sputters and manufacturing in China drops.

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Analysis: Hearings On GSA Abound, Conference Scrutiny Expands

The spending scandal plaguing the GSA just won't go away, and now some other agencies could be caught in the crossfire. GovExec senior correspondent Charles Clark talks about the latest in the ongoing saga.

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Housing Advocates Plan Protest At Wilson Building

Affordable housing advocates will descend on D.C. city hall this evening to call for more housing funding from the D.C. government.

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