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Presidential Hopefuls Blame Gas Prices On Obama

Gasoline prices are up nearly 20 cents from a month ago. High prices at the pumps could turn into a liability for President Obama — if Republicans have their way. The White House insists its policies are not to blame.
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Comcast Picks Up 4 Minority-Owned Cable Channels

The country's largest cable company Comcast announced it's going to carry four new channels geared toward African American and Latino audiences. Owners include Magic Johnson, Sean "Diddy" Combs and movie director Robert Rodriguez. Comcast promised Congress nearly two years ago that it would carry more minority-owned and operated networks in its bid to acquire NBC-Universal.
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Santorum's Social Issues Resonate With Mich. Voters

Polling reveals the Republican presidential contest in Michigan is tightening dramatically. One of the keys to success in next Tuesday's primary is appealing to blue-collar Republican voters.
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Legends Participate In White House Blues Night

As part of Black History Month, President and Mrs. Obama hosted a musical celebration of the blues Tuesday night. Guests included legends like B.B. King and Mick Jagger.
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6 Reasons We're Feeling Debate Fatigue

We say we want to get to know our choices. So why do we still whine and whinny about too many debates? Rude audiences, a lack of spontaneity and the boring, lecture-style presentation are taking their toll on viewers.
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Santorum Tells Ariz. Voters Good Stuff Is Happening

A new poll of Arizona voters shows former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum in a virtual tie with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Next week's Arizona primary is on the same day as Michigan's, but has received less attention. Santorum campaigned in the Phoenix area Tuesday ahead of Wednesday night's debate in Mesa.
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Wisconsin Redistricting Plan Goes To Court

The latest turmoil in Wisconsin involves the redistricting of political boundaries. There's been intense partisan bickering over the drawing of the state's new voting maps.
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Should Valets Be Responsible For Drunk Drivers, Too?

A Boston city councilor wants to enlist the help of valets in keeping drunken drivers off the road. "They are literally our last line of defense," says Rob Consalvo. But critics say that's too much responsibility for valets who, unlike bartenders, are not trained to spot intoxication.

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