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Virginia GOP Rethinking Loyalty Oath Requirement

Republicans in Virginia are reportedly rethinking the requirement that voters sign a loyalty oath pledging to vote Republican in the general election in order to vote in the state primary.

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National Journal: Iowa's Effects On Local Primaries

What do the Iowa caucus results mean for the Virginia primary?

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Trachtenberg Ends Bid, Brinkley Enters Race For Maryland's 6th District

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A recurrence of breast cancer has forced Duchy Trachtenberg, a Democratic candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District, to withdraw her name from consideration.

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U.S. Politics: Hurrah For The Red, White And Screwy

The American political system — as corny, eclectic, chaotic and screwed up as it is with its straw polls, caucuses, primaries and contested elections — somehow gets the job done time after time.
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How Close Was It? Iowa Result Was .003 Tighter Than Bush-Gore In Fla.

The eight votes that separated Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum equal 0.00654 percent of all ballots cast in the Iowa caucuses.
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Financial Issues To Headline Maryland Legislative Session

Maryland's general assembly meets next week, and among the principle issues the legislators will have to stare down is a projected $1.1 billion budger deficit.

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Iowa A Virtual Tie For Romney, Decisive For Bachmann

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum finished virtually even in Iowa's caucuses Tuesday, but after Rep. Michele Bachmann's sixth-place finish, she announced Wednesday that she is suspending her campaign. For more on the GOP race and the next contest — Tuesday's New Hampshire primary — Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Brian Naylor, who's in the city of Manchester.
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Republicans' Road Ahead, After Close Iowa Caucuses

Tuesday's Iowa caucuses shook up the GOP field as Mitt Romney won by just eight votes and Rick Santorum took second. Michele Bachmann finished sixth, then withdrew from the race on Wednesday. Host Michel Martin discusses the results and looks ahead with journalism professor Cynthia Tucker and contributing editor of The Weekly Standard Matthew Continetti.

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