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Confronting The VP May Be Impolite. Is It A Crime?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case involving a Colorado man who was thrown in jail after telling Vice President Cheney in 2006 that the Bush administration's policies in Iraq were "disgusting." Even the Secret Service agents involved in the arrest disagree on what happened.
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With His Big Win In Illinois, Romney Could Regain Nomination Mojo

Illinois, with its more upscale, well-educated and moderate Republicans, especially in the counties surrounding Chicago, was always favorable political terrain for Mitt Romney. It was no surprise that he won, but the margin was impressive. And he also showed strength among voters he has had trouble courting.
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The Land Of Lincoln Turns Out To Be Romney Country

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Illinois. Romney congratulated his Republican opponents, but quickly pivoted to attack President Obama in the president's home base.
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Local Lawmakers Find Fault With House GOP Budget

The new budget proposed by Republicans in the House has roiled local lawmakers, who are objecting to deeper cuts than originally discussed, some requiring federal workers to pay substantially more for their pensions.

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Analysis: Wyden Breaks Democratic Ranks On Medicare Reform

At a time when bipartisanship in Congress is a rare sight, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden's work alongside Congressman Paul Ryan stands out, and has ruffled some feathers within the Democratic party.

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Comparing Republican Strategies In Illinois Primary

Robert Siegel talks with Mara Liasson about the potential of Tuesday's Illinois primary to bolster Mitt Romney, bruise Rick Santorum, and begin the endgame in the GOP presidential campaign. It's still possible this will prove to be another disappointing win for the frontrunner.
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House GOP Release 'Path To Prosperity' Budget

The House GOP released its spending blueprint Tuesday, drawing a contrast with the budget President Obama's proposed last month. In reality, both plans this year are more political documents than actual policy proposals.
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Robert De Niro's Racial First-Lady Joke Was An Obama No-No

While DeNiro was clearly being mock ironic by recalling the kind of comments that many whites made about blacks within living memory, he ran afoul of the unwritten rule Obama and his tight knit team of advisers have operated under going back to his 2008 campaign. Anything that reinforces racial divisions or focuses attention on the president's race should be avoided.

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