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Pentagon Official Apologizes For Burning Quran

A senior Pentagon official apologized to Washington-area Muslims, for burning Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan.

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WaPo's McCartney: Gay Marriage Passes In Maryland, McDonnell Withdraws Support From Ultrasound Bill

Maryland lawmakers passed the contentious same-sex marriage bill this week, while Virginia's Governor withdraw support from a bill requiring that women have an ultrasound before an abortion.

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Virginia Republicans Defend Mercury Paper

Prominent Virginia Republicans have stepped up to defend Mercury Paper, which stands accused of using protected rainforest materials in their paper products, prompting questiond of impropriety.

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How Lawmakers Lost Their Sense Of Shame

Today's media environment only encourages outrageous statements. Attacking Girl Scouts, threatening to kill U.S. senators and invoking the Bible to limit teachers' pay have all drawn headlines for lawmakers in recent weeks.
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It's All Politics, February 23, 2012

Was the shootout in Mesa the last debate of the primary season? We're already suffering from withdrawal! This week we recap the debate, and look ahead to Michigan, Arizona and Super Tuesday. And — wait for it — Buddy Roemer leaves the GOP race for president to run as an independent.
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CQ Roll Call: McDonnell Supports D.C. Autonomy, Pelosi Promotes DISCLOSE Act On Colbert Show

This week, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he supports the plan to give the District more control over its own budget, and House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi promotes the DISCLOSE Act on The Colbert Show.

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Friday's Political Grab Bag: Romney Leans On Bush's Economic Team Etc.

Romney is relying on some of George W. Bush economic advisers to refine his message; Santorum is gaining support from GOP according to a poll, and comedian Bill Maher gave $1 million during a live San Jose, CA stage show to President Obama's superPAC.

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