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Nov. Election: How Much Does Fundraising Matter?

Steve Inskeep talks with two political strategists on whether a fundraising advantage matters in this presidential campaign. Mark McKinnon advised George W. Bush and John McCain's campaigns. Mark Mellman is a democratic pollster and adviser.
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Romney Responds To Obama's Bain Capital Charges

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has shied away from TV interviews. But on Friday, he sat down for five interviews with the nation's top TV news outlets. Romney says he shouldn't be held responsible for what Bain did after 1999 because he had already left the company to run the Salt Lake City Olympics
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House Ahead Of Senate On Spending Bills

This week the U.S. House will take up its seventh spending bill for the year, but the Senate has yet to act on any, and Senate leaders don't seem to have plans to do so.

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Who Killed Jean McConville? A Battle For IRA Secrets

A legal showdown is building that affects an American university, the British government, a brutal Irish paramilitary organization and the murdered mother of 10 children.
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Republicans Upset Over Pentagon's Tactic To Save Money

The Pentagon is trying to save money by limiting the number of document pages it sends to Congress, which has Republican lawmakers upset.

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A View From Inside The Governors' Meeting

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear was one of the state leaders attending the Governors Association meeting this weekend. Host David Greene talks with the Democrat about the hot topics at this year's gathering in Williamsburg, Va.
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Urban Outfitters And The Politics Of Cool

A recent poll confirms that the youngest voters are more likely to support President Obama than Republican Mitt Romney. So when Urban Outfitters unveiled a line of Romney T-shirts, the decision immediately generated a buzz.
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Eyes On Election, Governors Hedge On Health Care

At the annual National Governors Association meeting, health care is a hot agenda item. State leaders are at odds with one another over the Affordable Care Act, and some who oppose the law won't yet say whether they'll use federal funds to expand Medicaid programs.
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Green Party Pick Gives Democrats Brunt Of Criticism

Massachusetts physician Jill Stein won her party's nomination for president of the United States in Baltimore on Saturday. Stein calls her platform the Green New Deal, and it promises a series of emergency reforms.

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