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Obama Defends Campaign Tone, Criticizes Romney

President Obama held an unexpected press conference Monday afternoon. The president took questions on issues ranging from Medicare to the tone of the campaign and Syria.
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Republicans On Defense After Naked Romp In Sea Of Galilee

All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks to Jake Sherman of political news site Politico about the report that last August, during a fact-finding Congressional trip to Israel, freshman Republican lawmakers went for a late-night swim — one of them naked — in the Sea of Galilee. The Federal Bureau of Investigation ended up looking into what happened.
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Ann Romney Adds Fire, Faith To Husband's Campaign

The wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has overcome serious illness and a severe aversion to politics to campaign for her husband. Ann Romney is now passionate about her role promoting and protecting her husband on the campaign trail.
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Todd Akin Fallout Spreads From Missouri To White House Race

Rep. Todd Akin's rape comment gave Democrats new fodder for their argument that Republicans are out of step on women's issues. In addition to endangering Akin's Senate bid amid GOP calls for him to step aside, it gave Democrats a new way to attack the GOP's White House ticket.
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Medicare And Medicaid: How The Campaigns Differ

Here's a look at the government health care programs for the elderly and the poor, how President Obama's new national health care law affects them, and how Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to change things.
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Climate Services

Tech Tuesday explores how government planners, farmers, energy companies and a range of other businesses use climate and weather data for short and long-range planning.

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Obama: Congressman's Rape Remarks 'Don't Make Sense,' Were 'Way Out There'

The president weighed in on controversial comments made over the weekend by Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who is running for the Senate. Akin said that women who are victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.
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D.C. Corporate Contributions Petitioners: Elections Board's Math Was Wrong

Organizers behind the ballot initiative to ban corporate campaign contributions to D.C.'s local politicians will go before a judge today to argue that 3,000 signatures were wrongly discounted due to a mathematical error. 

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