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Friday Political Grab Bag: Economy Adds More Jobs Than Experts Forecast Etc

The economy created more jobs in Februrary than forecast... Journalists likened Mitt Romney to Bob Dole or George H.W. Bush... Republican Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts tried to use against challenger Elizabeth Warren her Hollywood support.
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Next For GOP: A Brief Stop In Kansas And A Southern Swing

Kansas holds its GOP caucuses on Saturday. But not all the candidates are making appearances there.
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Kansas Is Up Next With GOP Nominating Contest

Kansas is the first state with a Republican presidential contest after this week's mixed results in Super Tuesday races. Mitt Romney is coming off a big win in the important swing state of Ohio. But Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are hoping they can pull off a victory in Saturday'ss caucuses to give their campaigns more momentum.
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Miss. Gov. Bryant Endorses Mitt Romney

Alabama and Mississippi are holding Republican primaries on Tuesday. The contests are vitally important for the candidacies of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Mitt Romney arrived in Mississippi Thursday night for a rally, and he has a pair of events in Mississippi and Alabama Friday.
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House Committee Urges Action On Food Stamp Fraud

At a Thursday hearing, lawmakers said the federal government isn't doing enough to prevent fraud in the food stamp benefit program. The hearing comes after a recent news investigation found that numerous retailers who illegally deal in food stamps were allowed to stay in the program.
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Economic Conservatives Question Santorum's Record

Support for Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has been driven by his conservative stances on social issues. But when it comes to economic matters, his record is more mixed. Some conservatives say that on issues like government spending and trade he has sometimes betrayed free-market principles.
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JOBS Act Passes With Rare Bipartisan Support

Congress passed the JOBS Act Thursday with bipartisan support -- a rarity in Congress in recent months. Democratic legislators were supportive, but emphasized that the legislation does not go far enough.

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DC Vote Targets Rep. Franks Over D.C. Autonomy

The advocacy group DC Vote is fighting back against Arizona Congressman Trent Franks, taking to his home turf to protest his introduction of an abortion bill solely for the women of D.C.

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Obama Campaign Releases 1st-Term Movie Trailer As It Hopes For Sequel

The Obama campaign released the trailer for a 17-minute documentary called "The Road We've Traveled." It's obvious aim is to do something the Obama White House and campaign frequently do, that is, to remind voters of just how perilous a state the U.S. economy and financial markets were in when the president assumed office in January 2009.

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