All Things Considered for May 15, 2011 Hear the All Things Considered program for May 15, 2011

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Former Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton says Democratic political action committees are just playing leveling the playing field with Republicans. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Democratic PACs Aim To Even The Score

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Mississippi floodwaters creep up the Old Train Depot and flood walls of downtown Vicksburg, Miss., on Friday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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In Mississippi Town, Residents Watch Rising Waters

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Kristen Wiig (left) breaks the tired mold of summer wedding comedies with Bridesmaids, where her character grapples with a rival (Rose Bryne) without the genre's typically inconceivable levels of earnestness. Suzanne Hanover/Universal Pictures hide caption

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Forget Bridezillas And Frenemies, 'Bridesmaids' Is The Real Deal

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Before setting off on his quest for two-wheeled perfection, author Robert Penn had already logged 25,000 miles biking around the globe. Bloomsbury USA hide caption

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Bike-Mad Author Finds 'Happiness On Two Wheels'

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Raphael Saadiq's latest album is called Stone Rollin'. Barry Brecheisen/FilmMagic hide caption

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Raphael Saadiq: Learning From The Greats

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