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The Smart Politician's Guide To Avoiding Scandal

If you're a politician, you don't have to engage in any kind of wild or outlandish behavior to become the talk of the Internet and cable news. To spare politicians further embarrassment, we have prepared this list of do's and, mainly, don'ts.
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'Battling Was Won': Romney Gets Boost In Florida

After his second-place finish in the South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney arrived in Florida armed with money and organization. With three days until the primary, Romney's recent debate performances and an endorsement from Puerto Rico's governor are part of his campaign's growing momentum.
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NPS Orders Occupy DC Protesters To Stop Camping

The National Park Service has ordered Occupy DC protesters to stop camping at the parks by Monday, or risk arrest.

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GOP Candidates Wrangle Over Reagan's Legacy

As he campaigns for the Republican nomination, Newt Gingrich almost always works the name of Ronald Reagan into his speeches. In fact, Gingrich's name-dropping is so common that it's now being criticized by Mitt Romney and the superPAC that backs him.
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Romney's Unlikely And Persuasive Defense Of The 'Individual Mandate'

Mitt Romney offered a vigorous defense Thursday night of Massachusetts' decision to mandate that nearly every resident either have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. In fact, some say it was the best defense of the individual mandate made by any candidate — including the president — so far this election cycle.
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Obama Revs Up House Democrats For Election-Year Fight

On Friday, President Obama stopped by the Democrats' retreat in Maryland, where he recapped the themes of his State of the Union address and previewed the Democrats' election message: They've done everything they can, they'll say, and Republicans have played politics.
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Obama Stresses Importance Of College Affordability

President Obama told students in Michigan that their universities should stop raising tuition so much faster than the rate of inflation.
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Heading Into Final Fla. Swing., GOP Candidates Keep Courting Latino Voters

Newt Gingrich laid out his case for an activist policy in Latin America, while Mitt Romney spoke warmly about the prospect of statehood for Puerto Rico.

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