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March 14, 2014

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Ukraine's interim Prime Minister visits the White House and Crimea referendum, CIA accused of spying on Senate intelligence committee, and the Republican party wins Florida congressional seat in special election. Joining Amy Walter of Cook Political Report: Susan Davis, USA Today; Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post; Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News.

 

Florida Governor's Embrace of Medicaid Money Undercuts GOP Attacks on 'Obamacare'

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Bashing “Obamacare” just isn’t what it used to be.

Just over two years ago, the rallying cry against President Obama’s health care overhaul unified Republicans and hoisted the party to historic electoral gains in state capitals and in Washington.

Voice of the Voters: University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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The competition for female voters this election cycle has been fierce, but no where more than a crucial swing state like Florida where President Obama, Governor Romney and their surrogates have spent a considerable amount of time campaigning. Journalism graduate students May Zayan and Ren LaForme take a look into how female students at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg are considering women's issues as they cast their vote in the 2012 presidential election.

Fla. remains tough sell to end for Obama, Romney

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To the last minute, Florida is proving to be an expensive and frustrating state for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney alike, seemingly resistant to arguments that play well in Ohio, Colorado and other states.

New Polls Show Obama Has Edge in 3 Battleground States

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President Obama is struggling to persuade voters that he deserves to win re-election based on his handling of the economy, but his empathy and personal appeal give him an edge over Mitt Romney in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, according to Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News polls.

George Zimmerman's Reenactment of Trayvon Martin Shooting

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"He took my head and slammed it against the concrete several times, and each time I thought my head was going to explode and I thought I was going to lose consciousness," George Zimmerman told police the day after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.

A Kinder, Gentler Jeb Bush

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Former Gov. Jeb Bush has been sounding downright squishy lately, decrying partisan backbiting and waxing poetic about compromise. He sighed that his father, former President George H.W. Bush, and former President Ronald Reagan would have a "hard time'' fitting into today's Republican Party because they were willing to seek consensus with Democrats.

Mitt Romney Wins the Republican Nomination!

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Yesterday Mitt Romney crossed the magic threshold of 1,144—the number of delegates he needs to win the GOP nomination. You didn't think you needed a yawn, but there … I've given you a chance to open wide. This is a news-free event—we’ve known Romney has had it locked up for weeks—but there was a time when this was not considered such an eventuality. Not long ago, who would win the Republican nomination was a hotly contested question, an object of intense speculation, theorizing, and sharp retorts. But then everything fell into place.

An Early Look at the General Election

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Exactly 270 electoral votes are needed to win the presidency. CBS News estimates Obama can count on 212 and Romney can rely on 191. CBS News political director John Dickerson reports on the battle for the 135 up for grabs.

2012: The Year Demographics Catches Up With Politics

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Christine Mastin, an immigration attorney whose Spanish-speaking grandmother emigrated from Chile to the United States, realizes that most of the Hispanics she knows are surprised she is a Republican.

Barack Obama won two-thirds of the Latino vote in 2008, and no Republican has come close to winning a majority in 40 years. But she is working Colorado for Mitt Romney.

And even though she ran for a state House seat in 2010 and lost, she is optimistic that the GOP will soon be able to crack the code.