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House GOP Still Furious Over Recess Appointments

Republicans signaled at a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday that they're still furious about President Obama's "unprecedented recess appointments" to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board. A look at the broader controversy surrounding recess appointments — and what it might mean for nominees for the rest of the president's term.
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Obama Hits Romney, GOP Congress On Housing (Without Naming Them)

Obama's remarks came just days before the Nevada caucuses in which Republican voters will state their preference for GOP presidential nominee. Nevada, of course, is a swing state. It also has among the highest foreclosure rates in the nation so the timing of Obama's announcement certainly could be interpreted as sending voters a message about where their self-interest lies.
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Virginia Tables Request To Reclassify Marijuana

A bill that would have formally called on the fed to reconsider marijuana's classification as a Schedule II drug has been tabled in Virginia's House.

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A Look Ahead To The Maine And Nevada Caucuses

Mitt Romney bounced back from his second place South Carolina finish and won the Florida GOP primary Tuesday. NPR's Ken Rudin discusses those results. Maine Public Broadcasting's Jay Field and the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Steve Sebelius preview the caucuses that begin Saturday in those states.
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Wash. Governor Discusses Legalizing Gay Marriage

Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire announced her support of same sex marriage in January 2012, reversing her previous stance. The state Senate is expected to pass a bill Wednesday that would make Washington the seventh state, along with the District of Columbia, to legalize gay marriage.

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