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Mayor Barrett To Face Gov. Walker In Recall Election

Voters in Wisconsin Tuesday, chose the Democrat who will face Republican Governor Scott Walker in next month's gubernatorial recall election. The winning Democrat was Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
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Sen. Lugar's 36-Year Career Ends With Primary Loss

Republican Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana has lost his bid for re-election. In Tuesday's primary, he was defeated by Tea Party challenger Richard Mourdock.
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Partisan Psychology: Why Do People Choose Political Loyalties Over Facts?

Two-thirds of Republicans say the president can do something about high gas prices; about two-thirds of Democrats say he can't. But six years ago, with a Republican president in the White House, those numbers were reversed. Researchers want to understand this flipped perception.
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America's Dairyland Doubles As Test Site For Political Civil War

A political civil war has raged in Wisconsin for nearly 18 months — presaging the fierce national politics of this presidential year.
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Tina Brown's Must Reads: Resistance

Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown explores the character and experiences of political resistors in modern Russia and in World War II-era Czechoslovakia.
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A Senate Legend, Undone By His Greatest Strength

Richard Lugar's ability to reach across the aisle set him apart for more than three decades in the U.S. Senate. But it was that very tendency — and his close relationship with President Obama — that ended Lugar's career Tuesday night with a loss in Indiana's Republican primary.
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Gov. McDonnell Signs Three Bills Curbing Human Trafficking

Human trafficking in Virginia was the target of three bills signed Tuesday by Governor Bob McDonnell at a ceremony on an Annandale campus.

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