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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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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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