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New Jersey As Good-Government Leader? Believe It

An investigative journalism project concluded that New Jersey led the nation with the toughest government accountability laws and enforcement while Georgia had the dubious distinction of being ranked last.
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Romney Accuses Obama Of Stifling Innovation

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney campaigned in Illinois on Monday, one day ahead of the state's Republican primary. Among other events, Romney delivered an economic policy speech at the University of Chicago, a center of free-market economic thought.
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Obama Raises $45 Million In February

President Obama's re-election campaign hauled in more than $45 million last month. That's up from January, but less than he raised during the same period four years ago.
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Rep. Paul Ryan Stokes New Medicare Fight, This Time In Election Year

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who proposed a budget last year that was controversial because of radical changes it would have made to Medicare, is making another run at his target. This time he has a Democratic ally, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon. But progressive groups were already attacking the plan even before its official release Tuesday.
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Women Once Again In Crossfire Of Culture Wars

In recent months, a swarm of controversies have erupted over issues of women's health — from the split in the Catholic church over employer coverage of contraceptives to the proposed ultrasound laws in Virginia and Texas to the uproar over funding for Planned Parenthood.
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Ahead Of Another 'Key' Primary, Romney Leads Illinois Polls

This week the action in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is in Illinois, which holds its primary Tuesday.
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Candidates Find New Battleground In Illinois

After Mitt Romney's weekend victory in Puerto Rico, Republican presidential candidates are setting their sights on Illinois. Also in that state, congressional primary battles are heating up. Host Michel Martin speaks with Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington, and Washington Post political reporter Nia-Malika Henderson.
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CQ Roll Call: Rep. Ryan To Release Budget, Mikulski Honored As Longest-Serving Woman In Congress

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan will release a budget plan this week that most Democrats and some Republicans are expected to oppose.

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