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Mountain Stage
11:38 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Jill Sobule On Mountain Stage

Jill Sobule.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Tue November 27, 2012 3:35 pm

Singer-songwriter Jill Sobule makes her sixth appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Since first raising eyebrows with her hit "I Kissed a Girl" in the mid-'90s, Sobule has maintained a loyal following. In 2009, Sobule made news for helping pioneer the concept of fan-funded projects: She raised $75,000 from 500 fans to produce, record and promote her album California Years.

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Blog Of The Nation
11:38 am
Tue March 27, 2012

March 27th: What's On Today's Show

Trayvon Martin's parent's Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton, center, are joined by an unidentified woman during the Million Hoodie March in Union Square Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in New York. Our first hour today explores how the conversation about race has changed since the death of Trayvon Martin.
John Minchillo AP

Originally published on Tue March 27, 2012 9:48 am

A Changed Conversation About Race?

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It's All Politics
11:27 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Boehner Eschews (For Now) GOP's Pile On Of Obama For Open-Mic Comment

For Speaker John Boehner, politics still stops at the water's edge. He refused to criticize President Obama's open-mic comment on missile defense, at least while the president was out of the country.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Listen to any foreign-policy hand who's been in Washington long enough and you'll hear nostalgia for a time when politics stopped at the water's edge.

It was the idea that in the foreign-policy realm, it was best if Democrats and Republicans spoke as one.

At the very least, when an American president traveled abroad, the notion was his political opponents back home should desist from criticizing him was the thinking.

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The Two-Way
10:37 am
Tue March 27, 2012

With Campaign Struggling, Gingrich Will Charge $50 For Photos

In a sign that his campaign is in need of cash, Newt Gingrich began charging supporters $50 if they wanted him to pose for a picture.

The National Journal first reported the story, saying the campaign began the practice Monday.

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The Two-Way
10:32 am
Tue March 27, 2012

At Supreme Court: Health Care Ruling Still Too Close To Call?

Here's some of the early word about today's Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of the nation's new health care overhaul law:

-- Five Justices Were Tough: Five members of the court "beat him up pretty hard," NPR's Nina Totenberg says of how the justices treated the counsel representing the government. But she also says, "I don't think you can call this," when asked about whether the court will or won't strike down the so-called individual mandate in the law. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy "seem to be in play," Nina reports.

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