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Virginia Panel Approves Voter ID Measure

A new bill approved by a Virginia House panel would require residents without identification to cast provisional ballots that would have to be reviewed by election officials the next day.

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Gingrich Tries To Scoop Up Votes In Fla.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made appearances before two communities in Florida Friday whose votes he hopes to win in next Tuesday's GOP primary. He spoke to Latino home builders and business people in the morning, and had a rally with a group of Republican Jewish voters in the afternoon. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.
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On The Stump: Obama Roams Pivotal Swing States

President Obama is back in Washington Saturday after visiting five different states, all of which are likely to be hotly contested in November. He expanded on some of the ideas he outlined in Tuesday's State of the Union address and offered a preview of the argument he'll be making in the general election. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.
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Why New Photo ID Laws Mean Some Won't Vote

Most Americans use photo IDs daily. And their driver's license — perhaps the most common form of government-issued photo ID — has become indispensable. So what's the big deal about new laws requiring a government-issued picture ID to vote? Some who have always voted, but can't in 2012, explain.
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The Smart Politician's Guide To Avoiding Scandal

If you're a politician, you don't have to engage in any kind of wild or outlandish behavior to become the talk of the Internet and cable news. To spare politicians further embarrassment, we have prepared this list of do's and, mainly, don'ts.
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'Battling Was Won': Romney Gets Boost In Florida

After his second-place finish in the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney arrived in Florida armed with money and organization. With three days until the primary, Romney's recent debate performances and an endorsement from Puerto Rico's governor are part of his campaign's growing momentum.
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NPS Orders Occupy DC Protesters To Stop Camping

The National Park Service has ordered Occupy DC protesters to stop camping at the parks by Monday, or risk arrest.

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GOP Candidates Wrangle Over Reagan's Legacy

As he campaigns for the Republican nomination, Newt Gingrich almost always works the name of Ronald Reagan into his speeches. In fact, Gingrich's name-dropping is so common that it's now being criticized by Mitt Romney and the superPAC that backs him.
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Romney's Unlikely And Persuasive Defense Of The 'Individual Mandate'

Mitt Romney offered a vigorous defense Thursday night of Massachusetts' decision to mandate that nearly every resident either have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. In fact, some say it was the best defense of the individual mandate made by any candidate — including the president — so far this election cycle.

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