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Analysis: Gridlock In Congress Over Student Loan And Transportation Funding

Congress, amist a looming deadline,  remains in gridlock over student loan interest rates and transporation funding.

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Update: No Health Care Decision From Supreme Court Today

Thursday is the next day when we may hear how the justices rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — better known as the health care overhaul enacted in 2010.
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Obama's Immigration Policy Leaves Many Questions

Friday's announcement by the Obama administration that the U.S. plans to stop deporting some illegal immigrants received mixed reviews in Alabama. That state has one of the most aggressive anti-immigration laws in the country.
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Romney's Bus Tour Stops In Pennsylvania, Ohio

Over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney continued his Every Town Counts bus tour, traveling through Pennsylvania and Ohio. He's visiting states that went for Obama in 2008 but gave Republicans big victories in the 2012 mid-term elections.
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Sen. McConnell: Political Donations Are Free Speech

Sunday was the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in — the opening act in a wide-ranging, White House scandal that was fueled by secret campaign money. Last week, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said it's time to roll back the Watergate-era requirement for public disclosure of campaign donors. He accused President Obama and liberals of trying to stifle the First Amendment rights of conservative donors.
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'Citizens United' Case Gets Renewed Scrutiny

A Montana case could lead the Supreme Court to take a second look at Citizens United, a campaign finance decision that politicians have been fighting about since it was handed down in 2010. Recently, some of the criticism has been aimed at Chief Justice John Roberts and his role in the case.
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A Future President Finds Himself In New Obama Bio

In Barack Obama: The Story, journalist David Maraniss chronicles the president's "classic search for home." Maraniss says Obama's young life was defined by his experience of being an outsider — a feeling that stayed with him well into early adulthood.
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Campaign Ads Target Latinos As A Key Issue Looms

Barack Obama got overwhelming support from Latino voters in 2008, helping him win the White House. Mitt Romney hopes to hold down that margin this year. So both campaigns are targeting Latino voters in TV ads. But how will Obama's halt to some deportations affect the campaigns' messages about immigration?
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Raucus Iowa Convention May Signal What's To Come

The fireworks at Saturday's Republican State Convention started early and burst throughout the day. Many longtime party activists say Rep. Ron Paul's supporters are taking over the party, and the friction showed. If the event is any indication, Mitt Romney might not get a drama-free national convention.

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