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Virginia Republicans Defend Mercury Paper

Prominent Virginia Republicans have stepped up to defend Mercury Paper, which stands accused of using protected rainforest materials in their paper products, prompting questiond of impropriety.

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How Lawmakers Lost Their Sense Of Shame

Today's media environment only encourages outrageous statements. Attacking Girl Scouts, threatening to kill U.S. senators and invoking the Bible to limit teachers' pay have all drawn headlines for lawmakers in recent weeks.
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It's All Politics, February 23, 2012

Was the shootout in Mesa the last debate of the primary season? We're already suffering from withdrawal! This week we recap the debate, and look ahead to Michigan, Arizona and Super Tuesday. And — wait for it — Buddy Roemer leaves the GOP race for president to run as an independent.
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CQ Roll Call: McDonnell Supports D.C. Autonomy, Pelosi Promotes DISCLOSE Act On Colbert Show

This week, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he supports the plan to give the District more control over its own budget, and House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi promotes the DISCLOSE Act on The Colbert Show.

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Friday's Political Grab Bag: Romney Leans On Bush's Economic Team Etc.

Romney is relying on some of George W. Bush economic advisers to refine his message; Santorum is gaining support from GOP according to a poll, and comedian Bill Maher gave $1 million during a live San Jose, CA stage show to President Obama's superPAC.
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Romney Reaches Out To Skeptical Tea Partiers In Michigan

In Michigan, Rick Santorum is counting on the Tea Party to see him as the true conservative option in the race, but Mitt Romney is challenging that claim.
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Citizen Coalition Fighting O'Malley's Teacher Pension Shift

Maryland government employees, educators and taxpayers are joining forces to fight proposal to shift some of the burden of teacher pensions onto the counties. 

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