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What Does Ron Paul Want? Hint: It's Not About The 2012 GOP Nomination

Ron Paul knows he's not going to be the Republican nominee for president this year. Mitt Romney has it all but locked up. But Paul's supporters are flooding state conventions, getting elected as convention delegates ... and preparing for life after 2012.
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Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th-Graders, Analysis Shows

The sophistication of congressional speech-making is on the decline, according to the open government group the Sunlight Foundation. Since 2005, the average grade level at which members of Congress speak has fallen by almost a full grade.
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Secret Political Donors Find Ways To Stay Anonymous

Those hoping to sway the presidential election with anonymous donations to nonprofit political groups could find their names made public this fall after a pair of court rulings backed public disclosure. There are, however, ways to work around that.
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District Leaders Head To Las Vegas With An Eye On Retail

D.C. leaders left for Las Vegas Saturday night to head to the annual conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers' annual retail and real estate conference. 

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With Eye On Future, Billionaire Investor Bets On Paul

It may seem like a long shot, but that's exactly what Peter Thiel invests in. The Silicon Valley venture capitalist, who co-founded PayPal and was an early investor in Facebook, has said his support for Ron Paul is the best chance for now to encourage a libertarian movement.
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Are 8 Heads Better Than 1 At Fixing Europe's Debt?

The Group of Eight is meeting at Camp David this weekend. The setting is leisurely, but there's nothing relaxing about the timing of the summit. While leaders may agree about the need for growth in the debt-ridden European economy, addressing the crisis is easier said than done.
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Hollande, Obama Talk Greece Before G-8 Summit

New French President Francois Hollande visited President Obama at this White House on Friday afternoon. The two leaders will also travel to Camp David for the G-8 economic summit.

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