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Ban On Insider Trading By Lawmakers Passes House, Heads To Obama's Desk

By a nearly unanimous vote this morning the House passed the STOCK Act. It will explicitly ban insider trading by members of Congress and their staffs.
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Another Senate Campaign Could See SuperPAC Truce (Or Not)

Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat, sent a letter to Rep. Denny Rehberg, the Republican who seeks to unseat him, requesting a truce on outside money funding negative ads for their campaigns, meaning superPACs.
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Conservatives Hope To Reach Hard-Pressed Youth

Young conservatives are bringing new energy to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with a panel called, "Why Am I Living in My Parent's Basement?" Host Michel Martin talks with two young people attending, about how they hope to bring under-30 voters to their side of the aisle.
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With Lull In GOP Race, Candidates Fan Out And Regroup

After Rick Santorum swept Tuesday's GOP contests, he headed to Texas. Mitt Romney made a bold move and went to Georgia — Newt Gingrich's home turf.
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Obama, Monti To Discuss Europe's Debt Crisis

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti meets President Obama at the White House Thursday for talks, just as confidence in Italy's economy is beginning to return. The technocrat who succeeded the flamboyant Silvio Berlusconi is trying to change Italy's image abroad.
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Potential Conflicts At Freddie Mac Draw Scrutiny

A federal watchdog confirmed it is looking into Freddie Mac investments that act as bets against homeowners being able to refinance. In addition, U.S. senators are expected to probe Freddie Mac's investment practice at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

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