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House Divided Over How To Pay For Student Loan Bill

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote Friday on a measure that would prevent a doubling of the student loan interest rate on July 1. The House would pay for the decreased revenue by raiding the new health care law's fund for preventive care.
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FCC To Vote On Putting TV's Campaign Ad Data Online

TV stations are already compelled to keep records about the campaign ads they air in public files. The FCC's chairman says it's time to make that information available on the Internet. But the stations are resisting.
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The Wisconsin Recall That Nobody's Talking About

Amid the flurry of the recall campaign targeting Gov. Scott Walker, no one seems to be paying attention to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who could also be ousted.
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Report: Gingrich's Secret Service Protection To End

Newt Gingrich is ending his presidential campaign next wee. A conservative taxpayers group had called on him to give up his Secret Service protection.
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The Politics Hour

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) join the Politics Hour gang.

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In Battleground Iowa, Even Office Space Up For Grabs

President Obama visited Iowa City this week as part of a three-state tour. As it was four years ago, Iowa will be an important state in the general election, which is expected to be a matchup between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Here's a look at ground operations for both candidates.
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Biden Foreign-Policy Counterattack On Romney Highlights GOP Challenge

A president seeking re-election against a backdrop of a lackluster economy would be remiss if he didn't stress his unique roles as the nation's top policymaker for international relations and the military's commander-in-chief. President Obama and his campaign clearly intend to exploit those credentials for all they're worth while pointing out Mitt Romney's lack of them.

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