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Obama's Ex-Car Czar Defends Romney, Bain From GOP Attacks

Steven Rattner, the Wall Street financier who oversaw the Obama Administration's successful rescues of General Motors and Chrysler, now comes to the aid of some other beleaguered members of corporate America — Mitt Romney in his former role as a private-equity CEO, and Bain Capital, the company the Republican presidential candidate once ran.
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A Tense First Day In Session For Virginia Senate

The Virginia Senate's power-sharing problem came to a head almost immediately after the body went into session this week.

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Stephen Colbert Looks For Fresh Face In GOP Race And Sees Himself

We've been through this with him before, so talk from Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert about running for president needs to be viewed with suspicion. He's at it again and promises a "major announcement" on his show tonight.
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In South Carolina, Perry Tries To Revive His Flagging Campaign

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his presidential campaign in South Carolina last August, but it may soon come to an end in the same state where it started. Ben Philpott of KUT News reports on Morning Edition that Perry hopes to make a stand in the Palmetto State.
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Professor Reflects On Shaikh Fawaz And Arab Uprisings

A political science professor uses his personal ties to reflect on the Arab Spring uprisings that began in Bahrain a year ago.
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ANC Commissioner Charged With Stealing $28K

Another elected official form D.C.'s Ward 5 -- this time an advisory neighborhood commissioner -- is facing federal charges for stealing public money. 

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In State Of The Commonwealth, McDonnell Touts Bipartisanship

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell in his State of the Commonwealth address urged state legislators to take a spirit of bipartisanship into their legislative session, which began this week.

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New Hampshire Legislator Makes Case For D.C. Statehood

D.C. officials are pulling for a bill in the New Hampshire state legislature that would support statehood for the District. 

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Perry Looks To South Carolina To Save His Campaign

Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished in fifth place in the Iowa caucuses. He skipped the New Hampshire primary, where he finished sixth, to campaign in South Carolina. With nine days to go before the first-in-the-South contest, Perry hopes to make a stand in the Palmetto State.

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