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With Iowa Win, Romney Focuses On N.H. Primary

Fresh off a win in the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in New Hampshire Wednesday. There, he picked up the endorsement of Senator John McCain. Four years ago, McCain beat Romney in the state's Republican presidential primary.
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Obama: Recess Appointment Was An 'Obligation'

President Obama campaigned outside Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday, where he announced the appointment of a new consumer watchdog. The president used a recess appointment to install Richard Cordray. That might have been routine, but the Senate is not officially in recess.
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Recess Appointment Puts Obama At Odds With GOP

President Obama used a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday. Unlike similar appointments, the Senate hadn't technically recessed.
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GOP Candidates Laud Bachmann, Who Departs Without Endorsing A Former Rival

Several former rivals of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann were quick to applaud the now-suspended campaign run by the only woman to have sought the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. In ending her own bid for the White House, Bachmann did not offer a specific endorsement.
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As The Dust Settles, Digging Deeper Into Iowa's Results

Rick Santorum did well with the retirees and aging boomers who populate much of Iowa. Mitt Romney's strongholds were the state's "monied 'burbs" and "boom towns."
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Possible Harry Thomas Jr. Plea Makes For Distracting Day At Council

D.C. Council members got started on their 2012 legislative agenda Wednesday, but observers were far more interested in who wasn't in attendance: Harry Thomas Jr., the council member said to be close to a plea deal with federal prosecutors. 

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Occupy Protesters Resisting Rats, Cold, Eviction

Occupy protesters in D.C. have faced harsh challenges in recent days, with sanitation concerns closing down the kitchen at McPherson Square, and a lawsuit filed to prevent the seizure of their tents by park police.

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