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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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Debt, Debt And More Debt: Is Democracy To Blame?

The federal debt is at record levels and growing. States are "grappling with unprecedented fiscal crises," a new report says. And Europe's debt mess threatens the world economy. Some scholars think, like Plato, that democracy is the problem.
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Obama Campaign Ad Asks: Did Romney Pay 'Any Taxes At All' Some Years?

The ad, aimed at pressuring Mitt Romney to make public more of his tax history, came as Romney accused the president of funneling taxpayer money to his political buddies, and as a poll showed Americans favoring the president's plan for handling the Bush-era tax cuts over that of his Republican rival.
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Urban League: Black Turnout Could Be Key In 2012

The cliche "every vote counts" is sure to get a workout this election season. A new report from the National Urban League says the African-American vote could play a critical role in November. Host Michel Martin talks with Chanelle Hardy of the National Urban League and David Bositis of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
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Virginia Takes A 'Wait-And-See' Approach To Health Care Act

The debate over federal health care reform continues in Virginia, as the commonwealth prepares to let the federal government take the lead in setting up a statewide health care exchange.

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