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In Wisconsin, Recall Politics Overshadow Primary

Wisconsin holds its GOP presidential primary on Tuesday. But voters are hardly paying attention: The state has been consumed by the looming recall election of Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
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Government (In)Efficiency ?

The federal governments 'office manager' -- an agency that should be synonymous with fiscal restraint -- is under fire for lavish spending at a Las Vegas Convention. Major miscalculations? Election year pandering? Or something else?

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Health Care Politics A Hot Topic After Supreme Court

Robert Siegel talks to Mara Liasson about health care politics.
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Senate Blocks Democratic Push To End Oil Subsidies

President Obama renewed his call for lawmakers to end tax subsidies for big oil companies on Thursday. But the measure failed on a procedural vote in the Senate. Some say the issue is more about political posturing than realistically addressing the high price of gasoline.
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Congress Passes Highway Bill To Avoid Shutdown

After weeks of false starts, the House approved an extension of the highway construction authorization law that expires on Sunday. Yet again, the extension is a short one of only 90 days.
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Republicans Barrel GOP Budget Through House

The House debated the budget plan of Representative Paul Ryan, an ambitious blueprint that would cut taxes and spending. But some fellow Republicans still opposed it for not cutting the deficit fast enough.

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