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Mitt Romney talks with 6th grader Salina Beattie during a tour of the Universal Bluford Charter School, Thursday, May 24, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Hour 1

The Presidential election is six months away and the race is heating up. Political ads by the campaigns and Super PACs are popping up around the country.  Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has released two ads that lay out what he’d do on his first day in office if elected — cuts taxes, work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and start building the Keystone Pipeline. The Obama campaign has an ad out attacking Romney’s record at Bain Capital. This hour, we’ll get talk about the presidential from two political analysts.  DICK POLMAN is a columnist and blogger for the Philadelphia Inquirer and writes the “National Interest” blog for WHYY’s NewsWorks.  ROBERT COSTA is a political reporter for National Review and analyst for CNBC.

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