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Americas Meeting Ends With Discord Over Cuba

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A summit meeting of Western Hemisphere nations ended without a final statement of consensus on Sunday, after the United States and some Latin American nations remained sharply divided over whether to continue excluding Cuba from such gatherings.
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Obama Adviser Plouffe Presses Romney on Release of Old Tax Files

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David Plouffe, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should release decades of back tax returns, framing the issue of as one of “transparency and trust” that will help define the choice for voters in November. “If he’s got nothing to hide, then there’s nothing to lose,” Plouffe said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend.
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Whistleblower Controversy

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CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the IRS Whistleblower program is running up against a brick wall.

North Korean Missile Launch Raises New Questions About Path Forward

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The roots of the growing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea’s controversial missile launch Thursday trace back to a set of closed-door talks in February—and the sharply differing conclusions each side drew from the negotiations.
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The North Korean Rocket Prior to Launch (CNN)

World Economy Highly Unstable

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The IMF is raising its forecasts for global growth from levels it expected in January, but there is still a "high degree of instability" in the world economy, Managing Director Christine Lagarde says in an interview with the WSJ's David Wessel.

Obama: Candidates' Wives Should Be "Off-Limits"

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The wives of presidential and other political candidates should be "off-limits," President Obama said Thursday during interviews at the White House with anchors from television stations in four key battleground states.
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Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy Discuss 'The Presidents Club'

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Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy discuss the surprising ways that current and former presidents depend on each other.

White Males Fading Among House Democrats

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House Democrats will make history in the 2012 election, sending to Congress next January the first minority-majority party faction in U.S. history. A new analysis by the Cook Political Report reveals a further progression of white flight from the Democratic Party, which is increasingly represented by women and minorities, while the GOP remains a party dominated by white men.
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The Umbrage Wars

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Wednesday was a big day for political umbrage taking. It started with a conference call hosted by Mitt Romney's campaign in which his advisers were unable to give an immediate answer to the candidate's position on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Obama campaign issued a statement from Ms. Ledbetter saying she was “shocked and disappointed.” (A couple of hours after the Romney campaign was struck mute, it issued a release saying President Romney wouldn’t seek to repeal the law.)

North Korea Missile Launch Failure: New Threats?

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Martha Raddatz on this embarrassing failure for the North Korean government.