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Presidential Race
6:33 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Who Romney Keeps Close

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 10:43 am

Mitt Romney, the presumptive candidate for the Republican nomination, is hiring hundreds of new staffers over the next few months. The former Massachusetts governor is still surrounded by a trusted core of senior advisers, however, and they aren't going anywhere. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the inner circle.

Politics
6:33 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Utah's Orrin Hatch Survives GOP Convention

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 10:43 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch survived his state's Republican nominating convention yesterday, but barely failed to get enough votes to avoid a June primary. It'll be the six-term senator's first primary in 36 years. Still, he's not complaining because convention delegates didn't toss him from the race and ultimately from the Senate. That's what they did two years ago with three-term incumbent Bob Bennett.

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Politics
6:33 am
Sun April 22, 2012

End Of The Tea Party As We Know It?

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 10:43 am

Have we seen the end of the Tea Party movement? New York Times reporter Kate Zernike is the author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America. Host Rachel Martin talks with Zernike about the Tea Party's current relevance and influence in the political process.

Remembrances
6:33 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Chuck Colson's Greatest Legacy May Be His Story

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 10:43 am

Charles "Chuck" Colson, a key figure in the Richard Nixon White House, died Saturday. Colson was the president's special counsel and went to prison for his role in the Watergate scandal. While behind bars, he embraced Christianity. As NPR's Joel Rose reports, he went on to become a central evangelical leader after his release.

Sports
6:33 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Can't Join The Club: London Marathon 'Ever-Presents'

Originally published on Sun April 22, 2012 10:43 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Today marks the 32nd annual London Marathon. Summer Olympic hopeful, Wilson Kipsang, won the men's race, while fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany won the women's for a second consecutive year. Others, well, Vicki Barker met the event's most seasoned veterans: the so-called Ever-Presents, who've run in all 31 previous marathons. Time is reducing their numbers, she says - but not their enthusiasm.

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