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It's All Politics, May 3, 2012

It's All Politics, May 3, 2012

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At the capitol in Madison, Wis., on March 10, Wisconsin unions gather for a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the state legislature passing a bill to end collective bargaining rights for most public workers in the state.
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At the capitol in Madison, Wis., on March 10, Wisconsin unions gather for a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of the state legislature passing a bill to end collective bargaining rights for most public workers in the state.
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With Washington abuzz over the political ramifications of the president's trip to Afghanistan, this week's podcast focuses on stuff outside the Beltway: Sen. Dick Lugar's tough Republican primary contest in Indiana next Tuesday and, on the same day, Wisconsin Democrats' selection of a candidate to take on GOP Gov. Scott Walker in the June recall election.

NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin break down the latest political news on this week's roundup.