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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama spoke out forcefully against gun violence for the first time following the Colorado movie theater shooting. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined his plans for a more aggressive foreign policy just before he began a weeklong trip to Britain, Israel and Poland. The Senate narrowly passed an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, which House Republicans have said they will not accept. Ari Shapiro of NPR, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and syndicated columnist Steve Roberts join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Wooing Women Voters

Women have emerged as the key undecided voters in this year’s presidential election. We analyze what women care about and how the candidates are trying to win them over.

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Virginians Say Obama's Policies Are A Mixed Bag

Virginia is considered a key swing state in November's Presidential election, and according to a recent poll, residents of the commonwealth like some of the President's policies more than others.

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Democrats Look For Alternatives After DISCLOSE Act Fails

Democrats are still pushing for disclosure of large-scale political donors to super PACs and other independent groups, despite the failure of the DISCLOSE Act in the Senate earlier this week. 

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Virginia Voters Will Be Targeted By SEIU In Presidential Race

The Service Employees International Union plans to target Virginia and seven other states as part of its effort to support the reelection of President Barack Obama in November.

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Obama, Romney Campaigns Fundraise In Maryland

President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney's wife Ann will both attend campaign fundraisers in Maryland today.

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O'Malley: Wisc. Recall Defeat Doesn't Affect Presidential Election

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley dismissed the notion that the victory for Republican governor Scott Walker had any implications for the presidential election.

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Analysis: Mobilization Race For Presidential Election Is On In Virginia

Still five months from the Presidential election, and campaigns are starting to ramp up their efforts in Virginia. Reid Wilson from National Journal Hotline explains who is ahead in the race to set up campaign offices.

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Battleground States And The 2012 Presidential Election

Political analysts say a handful of states will decide the 2012 presidential election. Diane and guests discuss the economic and political makeup of these battleground states and key issues for voters.

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Analysis: Federal Workforce Invoked By Both Sides In Campaign

The federal workforce, whose ranks are particularly strong in the D.C. area, is likely to be a political football in the campaign leading up to the November election. National Journal's Chris Frates talks about what that could mean for local government employees.

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