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Congressional Panels Probe Lavish GSA Spending

House Republicans took the Obama administration to task Monday, this time for a 2010 Las Vegas convention for General Services Administration employees that cost more than $800,000. The convention is the subject of congressional hearings this week.
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Democrat Bob Kerrey Faces Uphill Race In Nebraska

The former governor and two-term senator is vying for the Senate seat left open by retiring Democrat Ben Nelson. But he's been out of Nebraska for more than a decade, and Republicans now outnumber Democrats in the state by a wide margin.
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Did Obama's Policies Help, Or Hinder, The Economy?

On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney has accused President Obama of making the recession worse. Unemployment is still high, but the president's defenders say the economy would be worse off if not for measures taken by the administration.
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House Investigator Issa Has Faced Allegations As Well

The man driving the investigation into the GSA is Republican Darrell Issa. He took the top seat on the House oversight committee after the GOP won the majority. Over the past year and a half, Issa has led several splashy investigations. But he's also been dogged by allegations of his own.
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Michelle Obama: 'I Don't Have The Stressful Job. He Does'

First Lady Michelle Obama disagreed with Tell Me More host Michel Martin's premise that her life in the White House is stressful. She said she gets to work on the issues she cares about and suggested she's surrounded by many supportive people who care for her family. It's President Obama who has the stress, she said, though adding that he handles it well.
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Political 'War On Women' A War For Women's Votes

Audie Cornish talks with Mara Liasson about the latest twist in the contest for the votes of women. Mitt Romney's wife Ann — at the center of a controversy last week over women and work — was overheard on Sunday saying that the flap had been an "early birthday present" and a "defining moment" for her. At the same event, Mitt Romney was overheard offering new details on tax deductions he would scale back, as well as cabinet departments he would scale back or eliminate.

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