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Romney, Obama Both Top $2M Raised In Virginia

Presidential candidates already have their eyes on Virginia; both Mitt Romney and President Obama have raised millions in the state so far.

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Romney Has 2-Point Lead Over Obama As Gallup 'Tracking Poll' Begins

For those who can't get enough of polls about the presidential election, Gallup has fired up its "daily tracking" survey that will follow the levels of support for President Obama and presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
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Other Options Gone, Tea Party Members Warm Up To Romney

At a Tea Party gathering in Philadelphia on Monday night, many in the crowd were only recent converts to Mitt Romney's campaign. Some said a solid Tea Party vice presidential choice would generate real enthusiasm for Romney's cause.
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More Money Orders: Harry Thomas Jr. Tied To Jeffrey Thompson

Political donor Jeffrey Thompson also left his mark on the campaign fund of former Council member Harry Thomas Jr., according to city records.

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Senate Republicans Block Debate On Buffett Rule

On the eve of Tax Day, Senate Republicans voted to block a measure that would have made mega-investor Warren Buffett and millionaires like him pay at least a 30 percent tax rate. Although Buffett endorses such a rule, Senate Republicans call it an election year gimmick. Their Democratic counterparts insist it's all about fairness.

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Tri-State Tea Party Welcomes Romney To Philly

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke before the Tri-State Tea Party Caucus in Philadelphia Monday night. Romney struggled to win the backing of Tea Party supporters during the Republican primary season. Now that the campaign is entering the general phase, can Romney count on Tea Party support — especially in key states like Pennsylvania?
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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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