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Sen. Rubio's Response Gives GOP A Chance To Woo Hispanics

The 41-year-old Florida senator will deliver the official Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. It's a chance for a party that has fared badly with both young and Hispanic voters to showcase a new stance on immigration.
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Treasury Nominee's Citigroup Experience Raises Questions For Some

Jack Lew is known as a smart, unassuming budget wonk who has spent most of his career in government policy-making jobs. Lew, President Obama's nominee to be Treasury secretary, is expected to face questions about his management years at Citigroup before the government bailed out the banking giant.
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Gavin Newsom: "Citizenville: How To Take The Town Square Digital And Reinvent Government"

California’s Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been on the cutting edge of technology and social issues. The former mayor of San Francisco on making government better in the digital age.

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Obama's Efforts To Address Income Inequality Could Be Uphill Battle

President Obama is expected focus on middle-class job growth and the economy in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. And while the president has fought to make the tax code more progressive, broader efforts to address income inequality could be an uphill battle at a time when the government seems bent on tightening its belt.
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Though A Republican Invention, Obama Could Get Blamed For Sequester

With the deadline approaching for automatic spending cuts, Republicans in Congress are pushing hard to rebrand the cuts that were agreed to as part of the debt-ceiling agreement of 2011. The sequester is now the president's sequester, according to congressional Republicans.

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