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Philippine ex-president accused of $12.8M plunder

A complaint filed Tuesday alleges former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo plundered an overseas workers' fund to boost her 2004 election campaign. Full story

Obama seeks contractor campaign donation disclosure

President Barack Obama wants to require federal contractors to publicly disclose donations to political campaigns, the White House said on Wednesday, drawing a sharp rebuke from top Republicans. Full story

Obama mixing politics and policy on West Coast

Stepping away from Washington's contentious fiscal debates, President Barack Obama is making a West Coast trip aimed at building support for his deficit-reduction plans and raising money for his re-election campaign. Full story

Trump vs. The GOP

   How badly is Donald Trump's publicity stunt disguised as a Presidential campaign hurting the Republicans who actually are running? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Chris Chocola, head of Club for Growth.

Obama takes deficit message on the road

   The Washington Post’s Dan Balz shares his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s budget message and the GOP’s new spin on taxes.

Supporters donate $358,000 to Giffords campaign

Donors from around the country have donated about $358,000 to the re-election campaign of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the event she attempts to seek political office again. Full story

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  Will health care ruin Romney’s presidential bid?

Prof. Jonathan Gruber and msnbc political analyst Richard Wolffe explain how Mitt Romney’s health care legislation may negatively affect his 2012 presidential campaign.

  Roemer sets sights on political corruption

Could corruption be the defining issue of the 2012 presidential campaign? Former Louisiana governor – and potential Republican presidential candidate – Buddy Roemer thinks so, and joins msnbc’s Dylan Ratigan to discuss.

  Newt’s marriage excuse

Newt Gingrich is explaining why he's not a hypocrite for spearheading the impeachment of President Clinton, while he himself was having an extra-marital affair. David Frum joins the Last Word to discuss how Gingrich thinks he'll ever get the GOP nomination.

  2012 GOP presidential candidates split

Hardball’s Chris Matthews talks about the clear division among potential Republican candidates and how it will affect their campaign.

  Newt Gingrich’s tough week

How serious is former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich about a run in 2012? Politico’s John Harris talks about the confusing signals his advisers are sending.

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