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In Digital Finance Race, Senate Uses Horse And Buggy

Anyone in America with an Internet connection can know how much presidential candidates are raising and spending within minutes of each filing deadline. Ditto for House members. But the U.S. Senate still goes old school, with mailed-in paperwork, typewriters and a reading room with a photocopier.
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Gov. McDonnell Still Undecided On Voter ID Bills

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has not yet made a decision on two Voter ID bills passed by the state Senate, despite calls from some groups for him to veto them both.

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Social Security, Medicare Reaction Reflects Partisan, Election-Year Divide

The release of the Social Security and Medicare reports became an opportunity for Treasury Secretary Geithner to send voters the message that Obama administration was a staunch defender of the nation's most popular entitlements even though it accepted the need for gradual changes to make the programs more sustainable.
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Romney Takes Rubio On The Road, Testing A Potential Running Mate

Monday was the first time GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, often talked about as a vice presidential pick, have campaigned together. But Romney said the process of choosing his running mate has barely gotten started.
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When Politicians Slip, Video Trackers Are There

U.S. election campaigns have become gaffe-centric. Candidates live in fear of letting slip that sentence, or half-sentence, that makes the opposition's day. Catching those moments is the job of the video trackers. They're usually young people, fresh out of college, looking for a way into politics.

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