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Mass. Senate Race To Block Third-Party Political Ads

The two dominant candidates for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts say they want to keep superPAC ads out of the state. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have signed a pledge requiring that each candidate donate half the cost of any outside ad to charity, if that ad either supports their candidacy or attacks their opponent.
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State Of The Union To Focus On The Economy

President Obama has already hinted his speech will focus on themes he's raised before like the middle class can't afford "you're on your own" economics. David Plouffe, President Obama's senior adviser, talks to Renee Montagne about the themes of Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
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We Watched So You Don't Have To: Top Moments Of The GOP Tampa Debate

The two South Carolina debates featured raucous audiences who cheered on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. This time, it was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who seemed more comfortable before the more sedate crowd.
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Romney Redux: Did The Front-Runner Find A Way Back In?

ANALYSIS: It would be too much to say Romney had turned his ship around. But at least he righted it again after the knockdown it suffered in South Carolina
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Live Blog: Romney, Gingrich Spar At Start; Debate Then Settles Down

Two days after the Republican presidential campaign was turned on its head by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's decisive victory in South Carolina's primary, the GOP candidates were back on a debate stage tonight.
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Polls: Gingrich Rising Again, Tied Nationally With Romney, Ahead In FL

There's nothing subtle about the shift in the Gallup poll showing Romney and Gingrich essentially tied. Romney has lost much of the lift under his wings, losing an 8-point lead in a week. Gingrich gained 14 points. This isn't the first time it's happened. Late last year, Gingrich also led Romney before negative attacks on the former speaker by Romney drove his support down.
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Gingrich Releases Freddie Mac Contract; SuperPAC Reportedly Lands $5M

Just as Republican contenders gather for another debate, the former House speaker releases some information about his work for the mortgage giant. And there's word of another big contribution to a pro-Gingrich superPAC.
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Virginia Father Fights For More Communication Between Schools, Parents

A father in Fairfax County is pushing for legislation that would require school administrators to involve parents before questioning students for serious violations of the rules.

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