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It's All Politics, Mar. 14, 2013

It's All Politics, Mar. 14, 2013

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White smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals elected a new pope.
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The white smoke has appeared and that can mean only one thing: the new edition of the It's All Politics podcast with NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving is ready. It also means that there's no budget deal in Congress, that the annual Conservative Political Action Conference is underway and that Carl Levin has decided that 36 years in the Senate is enough.