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Candidates Find New Battleground In Illinois

After Mitt Romney's weekend victory in Puerto Rico, Republican presidential candidates are setting their sights on Illinois. Also in that state, congressional primary battles are heating up. Host Michel Martin speaks with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington, and Washington Post political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson.
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CQ Roll Call: Rep. Ryan To Release Budget, Mikulski Honored As Longest-Serving Woman In Congress

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will release a budget plan this week that most Democrats and some Republicans are expected to oppose.


Monday Political Grab Bag: Romney Wins In PR; Race Heads To Illinois

Mitt Romney handily won the Puerto Rico primary after Rick Santorum turned off many voters with a comment about English needing to be the island's official language. Romney and Santorum next were taking their battle for GOP delegates to Illinois where the former Massachusetts governor had a lead in polls but where the GOP party's shift to the right made predicting the outcome difficult...

Week In Politics: Illinois Primary, Mikulski Milestone

David Greene talks to regular Morning Edition contributor Cokie Roberts about the week ahead in politics.
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Sen. Mikulski Honored For Long Tenure In Congress

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D) will be honored this week for serving 35 years in Congress.

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Virginia Fails In Corruption Risk Report, Maryland Ranks Low

Virginia and Maryland fared poorly in a state integrity review released this week, with Virginia achiving an 'F' overall on its corruption risk report card.


Statehood Debate Key As Romney Wins Puerto Rico

Mitt Romney scored a commanding victory in Sunday's Republican primary in the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Romney's rival, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, spent time campaigning in Puerto Rico, as did Romney. But in the end, no one came close to the former Massachusetts governor.

Florida Challenges Medicaid Spending 'By Force'

When the Supreme Court hears arguments over President Obama's health care law this week, one item on the table will be a program that has been in place for nearly 50 years: Medicaid. The program is already a sore issue in Florida, which is one of the states fighting the health care law.