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Housing Woes Affect Florida's GOP Primary

One of the biggest issues in the Florida GOP primary race is housing. Mitt Romney is attacking Newt Gingrich's work for the housing giant Freddie Mac. This issue is not just a political talking point though. Three years after the economic collapse, foreclosures continue to affect real people every day in an extremely personal way.
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Mass. Senate Race To Block Third-Party Political Ads

The two dominant candidates for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts say they want to keep superPAC ads out of the state. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have signed a pledge requiring that each candidate donate half the cost of any outside ad to charity, if that ad either supports their candidacy or attacks their opponent.
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State Of The Union To Focus On The Economy

President Obama has already hinted his speech will focus on themes he's raised before like the middle class can't afford "you're on your own" economics. David Plouffe, President Obama's senior adviser, talks to Renee Montagne about the themes of Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
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Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Leaking Information

A former CIA agent is facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking classified information to reporters. The Justice Department accuses John Kiriakou of violating the Espionage Act by telling reporters about some of the agency's most sensitive counter-terrorism operations.
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Online Lottery Could Be Coming To A State Near You

Several states are now pushing forward with plans to offer lotteries on the Internet. That's in the aftermath of a federal ruling that states are free to conduct online gambling within their borders. But some worry it opens the door to new bankruptcies and addicted gamblers.
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Romney Redux: Did The Front-Runner Find A Way Back In?

ANALYSIS: It would be too much to say Romney had turned his ship around. But at least he righted it again after the knockdown it suffered in South Carolina
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Landing A Job After A Year Of Rejection

Students graduating from college are entering perhaps the toughest, most uncertain job market in generations. Melanie Singer was among them. When she graduated from college in 2010 with a degree in accounting, she thought it would be easy to find a job; it turned out to be anything but.
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Conn. Tribes Hope To Win Big With Online Poker

The governor is negotiating a deal that could put tribes in charge of the state's new online gaming enterprise. Casino operators and state officials are closely watching to see what kind of impact online poker will have on their revenue.

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