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Senate Committee Reaches Deal On Tax Credits Before Recess

Before leaving town for a month, Senate lawmakers managed to cobble together a bipartisan compromise on tax credits, but it's unclear if it would gain any traction in the House. 

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Congress Leaves For Recess Without 'Cleaning House'

Congressional lawmakers are officially on August recess, but some local representatives are criticizing their peers for leaving town with so much unfinished business still on the table.

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The United States Of America ... All Ten Of Them

The way we elect a president necessitates that the candidates have to campaign only in the so-called "battleground states." Here is the list of the 10 states that will determine the November winner, and how they voted in the past.
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Missourians To Vote On Prayer Amendment

When Missourians go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a number of candidates to compete in the November general election, they'll also be asked to decide on an amendment to the state's constitution. Amendment 2 is better known as the "right to pray" ballot measure.
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Even In Florida Swing County, Minds Seem Made Up

In Hillsborough County, the way people voted in 2008 — for or against President Obama — signals their perception of everything that's happened since and, usually, the way they intend to vote. In this swing county hit hard by the financial crisis, the rarest voter is a person who's changed his mind.
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Could 2012 Be The Year Of The Asian Voter?

Asian-Americans make up the fastest-growing segment of the population, notably in key swing states including Virginia, Nevada and Florida. What's more, they're often independent voters — and the way they swing could have a big effect on the presidential election.
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A Democrat's View: Why Women Should Vote For Obama

Women will be a key voting group in this tight presidential election. This weekend, the Obama campaign is hosting two summits for women voters in Florida. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman for the Democratic National Committee and Congresswoman for Florida's 20th District, about the issues at hand.

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