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Santorum, Romney Spar Over Economy Ahead Of Michigan Primary

Rick Santorum tried to outflank Mitt Romney on a fairly sensitive issue in Detroit: government bailouts. Santorum blasted Romney for supporting the government's Wall Street bailout while loudly opposing the auto industry bailout.
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Afghan Violence Raises Questions About U.S. Strategy

The U.S. military plans to steadily wind down its role in Afghanistan over the next three years. But with the recent attacks against U.S. forces, will the military have to revise its approach?
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Straight Out Of Flint: Girl Boxer Aims For Olympics

A 16-year-old from Michigan named Claressa Shields is the youngest fighter competing for a place on the first-ever U.S. Olympic women's boxing team. She's facing fighters almost a decade older and much more experienced — but she's beaten the odds before.
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Casting Himself As Outsider, Santorum Benefited From D.C. 'Revolving Door'

According to his financial statement, in 2010 Rick Santorum brought in six-figure paychecks from a number of different sources, including lobbying groups.
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Swing And A Hitch: New Bats Safer, But Power Wanes

High school hitters have to use a different kind of metal bat this baseball season. The change is intended to reduce injuries on the field. But it might have another consequence — fewer home runs.
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Santorum Treads On Romney Territory In Detroit

Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. Rick Santorum has forced native son Mitt Romney to campaign hard in Michigan. Santorum hopes to extend his streak of wins in the Midwest.
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Romney Hopes 'Native Son' Status Will Help In Mich.

Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. Though Mitt Romney has a home-state advantage, the former Massachusetts governor has been locked in a tight battle with former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.
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To Get Out The Vote, Evangelicals Try Data Mining

The company United In Purpose is going through personal data — from magazine subscriptions to NASCAR ticket purchases — to identify unregistered Christian conservatives and sign them up. UIP hopes to sway the 2012 elections by signing up 5 million new voters.
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Cash Buyers Squeezing Out Traditional Home Seekers

About one-third of all home purchases these days are made in cash — far above normal. Some of those buyers are investors who crowd out people who want to buy the traditional way: with a mortgage. But cash buyers are also helping to mop up the huge inventory of foreclosures around the country.
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Romney's Wealth 'Gaffes' Seem Less About Money, More About Him

What's interesting about the Romney situation is that a presidential candidate's revelations of his wealth haven't always been seen as a gaffe. Anything but. In fact, Americans generally haven't shown an antipathy to wealthy politicians running for president or even rich presidents.

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