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In Former Steel Town, Residents Question GOP Candidates' 'Entitlement Society' Talk

Republican presidential candidates have had some harsh words about the role of government aid in the Obama administration. But in areas still struggling with a bad economy — such as McKeesport, Pa. — those getting aid say it's keeping them afloat. And they worry what cutting them off would mean.
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Are Attitudes Toward The Wealthy Changing?

Although Mitt Romney isn't the first very rich man to run for president, his multi-millionaire status seems to keep coming up — and often not in Romney's favor. Robert Siegel talks to Robert Frank, who covers wealth for the Wall Street Journal, about society's changing attitudes toward the extremely well off.
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O'Malley's Budget Means Smaller Refunds For Some

The new budget proposal outlined by Maryland's governor would shift some of the burden of teacher pensions to counties, while also cutting refunds to as many as 20 percent of state residents.

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In Camden, N.J., Life Isn't Easier After Major Layoffs

One year ago Camden, N.J., Mayor Dana Redd went through with massive layoffs, including slashing nearly half the city's police force. A year after the layoffs, life has not gotten easier in the crime-ridden city, leading some families to consider moving out.
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GovExec: Obama's Proposed Reorganization Of Federal Agencies

President Obama is asking Congress for the authority to reorganize six federal agencies -- if granted the approval, as many as 2,000 federal jobs could be eliminated.

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Veteran Job Fair Expo Underway In D.C.

There are as many as 6,000 public and private sector jobs on offer today for veterans and active-duty service members at the Veterans Career Fair Expo at the D.C. Convention Center.

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Calif. Gov. Brown's Speech To Outline More Cuts

California Gov. Jerry Brown gives his State of the State address Wednesday, and things aren't going well in the state financially speaking. Brown has already made huge cuts in government, and faces even more if voters do not back his tax increase ballot measure.

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