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Obama Accused Of Politicizing Bin Laden's Death

It should be no surprise that President Obama would tout the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden as part of his re-election campaign. But when he added a critique of his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, critics pounced.
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Should Banks Maintain Abandoned Properties?

Chicago has dug in its heels on a new city ordinance that puts banks on the line for securing and maintaining vacant homes. But the federal government, on behalf of mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is fighting the law in a test case that could affect other cities, too.
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Do Liberals Live Under A 'Tyranny Of Cliches'?

Jonah Goldberg, conservative columnist and editor of National Review Online, argues in his new book that liberals use catchphrases to avoid engaging in actual arguments over ideas.
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In Mass. Senate Race, Warren On The Defensive Over Native American Heritage

Democrat Elizabeth Warren says that when she was growing up in Oklahoma, her family always told her that she's part Cherokee. A genealogist has found a record indicating Warren is 1/32 Native American. Some critics are insinuating she may have used her heritage to advance her career.
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Politics Not Far From Obama, Romney On Bin Laden Anniversary

Eight years ago, it was President George W. Bush who rode national security to re-election by raising doubts about his 2004 Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry, This year, however, the tables have turned. It's the Democrat in the White House who is challenging Republicans on what has been a traditional area of GOP strength.
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Romney, Obama Mark A Year Since Bin Laden's Death

Tuesday is the one year anniversary of the Special Forces mission in Pakistan that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. The daring nighttime raid ended a ten-year manhunt. It was a triumph for the military, the intelligence community and the Commander in Chief. Predictably, with the presidential campaign in full swing, the Obama team is drawing attention to the anniversary while the Romney campaign complains the White House is "politicizing" the event. On Tuesday, Mitt Romney went to a fire house in New York City to make that point — a rather political setting itself. Audie Cornish talks to Mara Liasson for more.
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Are Democrats Reaching On Latest 'War On Women' Claim?

When House Republicans sought to offset the cost of a federal student loan bill by cutting funding from a $15 billion preventive health fund, the proposal drew howls from Democrats. Was it a fair criticism?
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Montgomery County Holding Hearing On Energy Tax

Business leaders in Montgomery County are objecting to the continued imposition of an energy tax that was pushed through originally as a temporary measure to close a budget gap during the worst of the recession. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday night.

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