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Study: Many Could Face Obstacles In Voter ID Laws

A new report finds that millions of potential voters in states that require photo ID at the polls live more than 10 miles from the office that issue IDs. Nearly half a million of these people don't have access to a car or other vehicle. With the new requirements, "it certainly looks and feels like a poll tax," says one voter advocate.
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Fed Chief Gives Gloomy Economic Review

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered a downbeat assessment of the U.S. economy at a Senate panel hearing Wednesday. He said the economy is still growing, but its pace slowed in the second quarter.
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Analysis: Cheney Lobbies Senate GOP To Oppose Defense Cuts

Despite speculation that automatic cuts to defense spending won't be addressed until after the November election, big guns like former VP Dick Cheney have been lobbying Congress. Alex Bolton of The Hill addresses shifting tides.

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Alexandria Waterfront Hotel Proposal Pushed Despite Zoning Limbo

Alexandria's zoning laws remained mired in legal limbo, but that hasn't stopped one developer from proposing a hotel along the waterfront that exceeds current limits on density.

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'No Conclusion' Yet On Maryland Gaming

Maryland's leadership says they have reached "no conclusion" in pursuit of a consensus on a special session for an expansion of gaming in the state.

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Romney Battles Attacks On His Record In Pa.

Mitt Romney has spent days defending himself against attacks on his record in the private sector. Now on the campaign trail near Pittsburgh, he's taking a newly aggressive tone towards President Obama.
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Website Tracks Cuccinelli After He Refuses To Certify Abortion Regulations

Ken Cuccinelli is being tracked on a website run by abortion rights activists, after Virginia's attorney general refused to certify clinic regulations passed by the state Board of Health.

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States Make Tough Calls To Close Budget Gaps

Over half of U.S. states will have to close a combined budget gap of 55 billion dollars, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in the 2013 fiscal year. To avoid raising taxes, most states are implementing continued cuts to deal with budget shortfalls.
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Romney Repeats No-New-Tax-Releases Stance, Defends Offshore Accounts

Romney tells conservative National Review he doesn't want to release pre-2010 tax returns because it will give Obama fodder to "lie, distort."

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