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Talking Science With Arianna Huffington

The new year marks the creation of a science section at The Huffington Post. The Internet newspaper's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington discusses the story selection and vetting process. And why the launch coincides with what she calls the explosion of medieval thinking.
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WaPo's McCartney: Occupy DC Protesters Move Camps, Legislative Session Begins In Maryland And Virginia

After reports of rat infestation and other threats, Mayor Vincent Gray is ordering Occupy DC protesters to move camps. Legislative sessions in Maryland and Virginia begin this week.
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Candidates Focus On S.C. And Florida; Evangelical Leaders Gather In Texas

Most of the campaigning today is in South Carolina, which holds the nation's next primary a week from Saturday.
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When Did 'Kumbaya' Become Such A Bad Thing?

The soulful folk song, born in the low country of South Carolina, has migrated from representing strength and power in togetherness to reflecting weakness and wimpiness. Somehow, it's morphed into a cynical code word.
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New Mitt Romney Ad Defends His Bain Capital Career

Mitt Romney's campaign has a new TV ad meant to counter attacks on his career at private-equity firm Bain Capital, using the same defense it has ever since his rivals for the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination started taking populist jabs at him.
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Obama Government-Streamlining Offer Creates GOP Dilemma

Maybe even if it weren't a general-election year, President Obama would still be proposing that Congress give him the power to merge federal agencies to make the government smaller and more efficient. But it is an election year and the president's proposal gives him a way to counter GOP charges that he's a big-government Democrat.
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Redistricting Moves Forward In Virginia House

Republican lawmakers in Virginia are pushing their Congressional redistricting plan toward passage, now that they have voting majority in the state senate.
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CQ Roll Call: Roscoe Bartlett's Battle, Ivey's Out In Md., In Va., Marshall's In

There were political developments this week in several major Congressional offices throughout the D.C. region. 

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