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Both Sides Hopeful In Last Hours Of Sanford, Colbert Busch Race

Both the South Carolina Republican and Democratic parties found cause for optimism in voter turnout Tuesday in the special election for Congress between Republican Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
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Gov. Chris Christie Admits To Secret Weight Loss Surgery

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie confirmed on Tuesday that he secretly underwent weight loss surgery in February. Christie, who has struggled with his weight for 20 years, insists the decision was motivated by his family and not his political future.
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A 'Poison Pill' In The Immigration Bill?

It might be up to the government to decide whether foreign workers are the most qualified applicants for for jobs at private companies.
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Virginia Democrats Say McDonnell Chef Case Will Hurt Republicans

Recent polls show voters aren't too bothered by the recent controversy surrounding a chef and a donor to Gov. Bob McDonnell, but Democrats insist they would be if the events were made more clear.

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How Much Will Revamping Immigration Cost Taxpayers?

The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, says the Senate's immigration overhaul will cost the country more than $6 trillion over 50 years. A similar report six years ago helped sink that attempt at changing immigration. Critics argue that both reports are fundamentally flawed, and fail to account for the economic benefits of restructuring the immigration system.
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Tile Business Owners: Web Sales Tax Would Be A 'Nightmare'

With the Senate's passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, David Greene asks two small business owners what the law could mean for them. The bill would require online retailers to collect state sales taxes. Lundy Wilder and Dave Perry own Villa Lagoon Tile in Gulf Shores, Ala.
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Jim DeMint On Immigration Overhaul's 'Staggering' Costs

The research by the Heritage Foundation on the cost-benefit analysis of immigration is being criticized by both conservatives and liberals for not being properly calculated, nor fully accounting for the economic benefit of overhauling the immigration system. Steve Inskeep discusses the study with the president of the foundation, former Republican Senator Jim DeMint.

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