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Romney, Obama Keep Up Campaign Sniping Attacks

The campaign rhetoric continues to heat up. On Fox News Monday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the Obama campaign was off base in demanding he release more tax returns. Meantime, President Obama traveled to Ohio where he held a town hall meeting with voters.
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Romney's Plan To Revive Jobs Has Mixed Results

The Republican presidential candidate says he wants to revive an idea first tried under the Bush administration: the personal re-employment account. Long-term unemployed people would get a lump sum to spend on job retraining and education. The idea was tried in eight states in 2004 and 2005.
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Lawmakers Talk Federal Safety Standards For Metro

Local lawmakers and transportation officials on Monday discussed the federal safety standards called for in the transportation bill signed into law this month.

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Presidential Campaigns Zoom In On 'Fertile Crescent' Of Ohio, Pennsylvania

Obama tells supporters in Ohio that he deserves credit for the improving economy and that Romney's tax plan would outsource 800,000 jobs. The GOP candidate is headed to the crucial swing state on Wednesday.
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D.C. Lobbying Disclosures Of Limited Use To Watchdogs

D.C. has released their latest lobbying report, tracking the activities of Wilson Building power brokers. Watchdogs contend that the lists are of limited use because they are released only after the fact.

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Harry Reid Worries About '17 Angry Old White Men' Buying The Nation

Sen. Harry Reid doesn't believe in playing it safe when it comes to his public utterances. On Monday he said the failure to pass new campaign-finance disclosure legislation could lead to "17 angry old white men" owning the country.
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New Romney Fund Highlights Fundraising Muscle

Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign says a recently formed arm of the organization collected $140 million during a three-month period this spring, mostly from high-end donors. The analogous arm of President Obama's re-election drive took more than a year to raise $185 million.

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