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Anne Arundel Exec Charged With Four Misdimeanors

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold has been indicted and charged on four counts for misusing his executive protection squads to transport him to sexual escapades and remove signs of political opponents.

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Santorum, Romney Vie For 'Center Of The Political Universe': Ohio

Republicans in 10 states vote on Super Tuesday next week, and the general election battleground state of Ohio may be the most coveted prize. Both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are pushing hard for the state, where 63 delegates are at stake.
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Georgia A Proving Ground For Gingrich

Georgia holds the biggest delegate prize next week on Super Tuesday. It's also a critical test for the candidacy of former Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented a Georgia Congressional district for two decades.
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Santorum Faces Steep Challenge In Ohio

Rick Santorum campaigned in Ohio Friday, ahead of the state's critical primary on Super Tuesday. On its face, Ohio would seem to be fertile ground for Santorum with its large numbers of evangelicals and Tea Party supporters. But Santorum faces a steep challenge — Romney and a superPAC supporting him are dramatically outspending all the candidates on the TV and radio airwaves.
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Obama Phones His Support To Sandra Fluke, Law Student Limbaugh Derided

With it being a general election year and the president counting on getting enough of the women's vote to win re-election, the phone call takes on a bigger meaning. Comforting someone like Fluke who was targeted by Limbaugh for siding with Obama's contraception policy was the kind of symbolic act that could pay dividends for the president come November.
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Michael Mann, From The Trenches Of The 'Climate War'

In his book The Hockey Stick And The Climate Wars, Michael Mann discusses what he calls a well-funded campaign to discredit climate change. He describes efforts by opponents with ties to the fossil fuel industry to harass climate scientists and create doubt about climate change.
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WaPo's McCartney: Who Is Hurt In Virginia's Budget Impasse, Dynamics Of Virginia's GOP Primary

Politics in Virginia have gotten heated in recent weeks, with the state senate at an impasse over the budget and the impending GOP presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

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It's All Politics, March 01, 2012

On the political horizon — ten states, four candidates and one Super Tuesday. Can we expect the GOP delegate puzzle to gain clarity following Super Tuesday or will it remain muddled? NPR's Ron Elving and Neal Carruth dissect the momentum each candidate has going into next week's primaries.
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Ohio Poll: Santorum, Romney Tied Days Ahead Of Super Tuesday

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney appeared locked in a tie for Ohio's Republicans, with the former senator's lead in Ohio shrinking from what it was before the recent Michigan primary which Romney won.

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