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To Woo South, Romney Needs More Than A Twang

Mitt Romney picked up some support in Saturday's contests, but there may be trouble lurking for him in the near future as the GOP race moves to the Deep South. Tuesday's primaries are in Alabama and Mississippi, and the reddest of states are proving to be a tough sell for the former Massachusetts governor.
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Job Trend More Than A Blip, But U.S. 'Can't Stop'

The American job market is still a long way from healthy, but its pulse feels a lot stronger now than it did six months ago. The improvement is a boon for President Obama as he tries to hold onto his own job in November, but both he and his Republican rivals say 8.3 percent unemployment is not low enough.
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Romney Tries To Win Over Voters In Mississippi

Although Mitt Romney's campaign doesn't expect him to do well in next week's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, the former Massachusetts governor is making a campaign swing through both states.
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Despite Mixed Polls, Gingrich Claims Lead In Southern States

Newt Gingrich will campaign throughout Alabama on Saturday. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum will spend the day in Missouri. Mitt Romney has no public events scheduled.
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Budget Uncertainty Hampers Maryland Transportation Planning

Lawmakers in states like Maryland would like to undertake long-term transportation projects, but Congress' reticence to pass budget legislation has many such projects on hold.

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WaPo's McCartney: Unfinished Business In Virginia Legislature, Fallout In Anne Arundel County

Having failed to pass a budget during their legislative session, Washington Post's Bob McCartney says Virginia legislators will have to address lingering issues in the next few weeks.

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CQ Roll Call: Senate Begins Transportation-Funding Bill, Big Local Projects May Suffer

Rep. Eric Cantor said that bipartisanship can continue, but it's unclear how far it can go, especially with a transportation-funding bill that could affect projects in our area.
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The Fight Over Voter ID Laws Goes To The United Nations

The NAACP hopes to apply international pressure to states with strict new voter ID laws.
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Friday Political Grab Bag: Economy Adds More Jobs Than Experts Forecast Etc

The economy created more jobs in Februrary than forecast... Journalists likened Mitt Romney to Bob Dole or George H.W. Bush... Republican Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts tried to use against challenger Elizabeth Warren her Hollywood support.

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