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From the Vault: The Supreme Court on Affirmative Action

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Ten years ago the Supreme Court struck down the points system for University of Michigan undergraduate admissions, but upheld consideration of race in admitting Michigan Law School students. This month, the Supreme Court is set to rule in a case that challenges the University of Texas' use of race in its admissions criteria. On June 27, 2003 Washington Week discussed the Supreme Court's ruling that declares race can be a factor in college admissions and how now retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the key swing vote.

Michigan Enacts Right-to-Work Law, Dealing Blow to Unions

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Michigan enacted far-reaching legislation Tuesday that threatens to cripple the power of organized labor in a state that was a hub of union might during the heyday of the nation’s industrial dominance.

Obama Takes Push For Higher Taxes On Wealthy To Workers At Michigan Plant

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President Obama hit the campaign trail again on Monday — more than a month after the election — firing up a crowd of blue-collar automotive workers with calls to raise taxes on the wealthy and eagerly wading into a local political dispute over the powers of labor unions.

Message to Dems: Do Your Own Job!

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PBS Newshour: Michigan 'Right-to-Work' Laws Spark Heated Debate on Role of Labor Unions

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In a lame-duck session, Michigan Republicans approved a pair of bills that would make the Great Lakes State into a "right to work" state. Organized labor was furious, accusing politicians of pushing through legislation with no opportunity for public comment. Gwen Ifill talks to two Michigan lawmakers with differing views.

PBS Newshour: Michigan 'Right-to-Work' Laws Spark Heated Debate on Role of Labor Unions

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In a lame-duck session, Michigan Republicans approved a pair of bills that would make the Great Lakes State into a "right to work" state. Organized labor was furious, accusing politicians of pushing through legislation with no opportunity for public comment. Gwen Ifill talks to two Michigan lawmakers with differing views.

Romney forces see Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota ripe for turning red

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After a season dominated by talk of Ohio, Virginia and Florida, Campaign 2012 suddenly shifted focus to a new trio of states Wednesday amid a new verbal battle about which candidate is better positioned to win on Tuesday.

Home Is Where the Candidate Has to Win

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Resolved: It is really, really important for presidential candidates to win their home states. Pride is on the line, obviously, but a loss on native ground begs a legitimate question: If the candidate can’t win here, why should voters believe the candidate can win anywhere else? In 2012, the stakes are even higher than usual because the Republican primary contest is so volatile.
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10 Questions With Rick Santorum

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After losses in Arizona and Michigan, the Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum seeks new momentum for next week’s Super Tuesday contests. Mr. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, aims to move beyond controversies over his views on social issues and emphasize economic proposals — including his signature idea of eliminating corporate taxes for manufacturing firms.
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Romney Appeals for Working-Class Votes in Ohio

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney appealed for the support of working-class Americans in industrial Ohio on Wednesday, a day after narrowly averting a humiliating defeat by rival Rick Santorum in Romney's home state of Michigan.
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