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In Vice Presidential Buzz, Pawlenty Is Up While Rubio's Status Is Muddled

The contours of the Republican veepstakes have shifted this week. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's stock seems to be rising, while conflicting reports about whether Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is being vetted have muddied the waters. Here, a look at the potential contenders.
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White House Exerts Executive Privilege Over 'Fast And Furious' Documents

The political battle between the Obama administration and the House Oversight and Government has ratcheted up another notch.
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Debate Over The Senate’s Use Of The Filibuster

Just 17 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to a new Gallup poll. Many are surprised the rating is that high given the gridlock, dysfunction and general inability of Congress to get anything done. And many...

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Congressional Republicans Take Aim At Attorney General Eric Holder

Congressional Republicans take aim at Attorney General Eric Holder with questions over the Fast and Furious weapons program and alleged security leaks.

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Complaint Questions Payments To Gray Campaign Treasurer

A complaint filed last week is asking for a probe of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign and questioning why his campaign treasurer was paid more than $100,000.

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The Fed In 3 Phrases: Decoding Bernanke And Co.

The Federal Reserve ends its two-day meeting Wednesday by offering its assessment of the economy and then declaring its latest plan for making things better. Will the Fed's monetary policy formula offer another dash of Operation Twist or a dose of QE3? Read more about these key phrases and what they mean.
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Romney's Every Town Counts Tour Ends In Michigan

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrapped up a five-day, six-state bus tour called Every Town Counts. He was trying to show voters a more relaxed person than they've seen so far. Romney also honed his attacks against President Obama.
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Panel To Vote On Contempt Charges Against Holder

A House committee meets to consider a report holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress on Wednesday. Holder failed to turn over subpoenaed documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-trafficking operation. Rep. Darrell Issa met with Holder Tuesday in an effort to resolve difference over his panel's subpoena for the documents.
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Obama's Immigration Move Disrupts Rubio's Dream

President Obama's announcement that he will implement some portions of the DREAM Act pre-empts a plan by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to introduce a compromise bill. Rubio says he believes Obama overstepped his constitutional authority with the move.
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A New Union Battle As Chicago Teachers, Mayor Clash

Teachers in the country's third-largest school district have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if the city and their union can't come to terms this summer. The vote is just the latest example of the gulf between teachers, Chicago school officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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