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South Carolina: Gingrich's Last Stand?

In South Carolina, the race to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney is hitting a fever pitch. The state's GOP primary is Saturday.
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O'Malley Wants Maryland's Counties To Help With Teacher Pensions

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing to shift some of the state's cost burden of teacher pensions to the county governments.

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Hate Politics, Love TV, Live In S.C.? Not Your Week

Republican candidates are actually spending less money on TV ads than they did four years ago. But outside groups have more than made up the difference. By one analysis, the average viewer in at least one South Carolina market will see political ads 182 times before Saturday's presidential primary.
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D.C. Job Training Funds Went To Firms In Legal Trouble

Some of D.C.'s job training dollars have been going to some questionable outside contractors, a look at city records shows. In other cases, it's difficult to find where the money went at all. 

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Secretaries Of State At Center Of Election Battles

The once sleepy role of secretary of state is rising in profile and controversy as the business of conducting elections has become more and more contentious over the past decade. From Maine to New Mexico, secretaries of state are making activism their trademark.
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The Hill: New Tone In 2012, Occupy Congress, State Of The Union

Coming back from the winter recess, the House and Senate appear to have struck contradictory tones on partisanship, while the Occupy Congress protesters take a different tack in the capitol.

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Wisconsin Democrats Exceed Million-Signature Mark For Walker Recall

How badly do Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's opponents want him out of office? So badly they collected significantly more signatures than they needed to ensure a recall election for the governor. We're talking more than a million signatures, according to the Democrats who, to meet the Tuesday deadline, were hauling boxes of documents to the state office responsible for reviewing them.
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Virginia Presidential Ballot Challenge Tossed

A suit by Rick Perry and three other GOP candidates who did not make the Virginia presidential primary ballot has been thrown out by an appeals court, who say the candidates waited too long to make a challenge.

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