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With Schisms In Both Parties, Midterms Will Offer Key Test

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The ongoing war within the Republican Party pits the old-line forces of the establishment against the rising Tea Party populists, and while Democrats have seemed more united in recent years, they have schisms brewing between factions as well. Who manages these dynamics better may decide many of the close statewide races of 2014.
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For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
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