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It's #FollowFriday: Some Political Tweeters You May Not Already Follow

For this week's roundup of best political folks to follow on Twitter, we chose some lesser-known and local names you might want to see in your feed.
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Three Frightening Phrases You Should Understand

When economists talk about their fears, they constantly use three phrases: "fiscal cliff," "muddle through" and "hard landing." Each is related to a different problem in a different region of the world: the U.S., Europe and China. And there are worries that all of these crises will explode soon.
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Romney Touts 2-Step Economic Plan In Cincinnati

Mitt Romney and President Obama contrasted their economic visions in dueling Ohio events Thursday. In Cincinnati, Romney attacked Obama's record on the economy and talked about his own plan to lower taxes and cut regulations.
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In Ohio, Obama Calls For 'Shared Vision' On Economy

President Obama campaigned in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, where he gave a speech about the economy. The message was that the poor state of the economy is less the fault of Obama's policies and more due to Republican foot-dragging in Congress.
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Legal Help For The Poor In 'State Of Crisis'

Amid a funding crunch, legal aid programs that help poor people with civil disputes — like evictions and child custody cases — are laying off workers or even closing their doors. At one Baltimore office, lawyers say the number of people needing help has gone through the roof in recent years.
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A Single Dad And His Unlikely College Roommate

In 1996, Wil Smith enrolled as a freshman at Bowdoin College. He was 27 and recently out of the Navy. So he set off for school with his one-year-old daughter, Olivia, in tow. Now that she's a teenager, Olivia sat down with her dad to look back on their "college days" together.
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Obama, Romney Duel On The Economy In Ohio, Where It Could All Be Decided

There was meaning in the places President Obama and Mitt Romney chose for their dueling speeches on Thursday. The president was at a community college in heavily Democratic Cleveland. The Republican visited a small business in Cincinnati, a G.O.P. stronghold.

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