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The Hill: Federal Transportation Bills Find Bipartisan Support

Bills that would help fund the country's crumbling transportation infrastructure are moving through both chambers of Congress, in a rare show of bipartisanship.

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Obama Changes Tone On SuperPACS, Endorses Own

As a candidate and as president, Barack Obama has disparaged the role of big money in politics. At his 2010 State of the Union address, he even called out the Supreme Court for a ruling that opened the door to unlimited personal and business contributions. But, faced with a Republican opposition that's raising millions from a handful of sources, President Obama let his fundraisers loose to play the game too.
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White House: 'Ways To Resolve' Contraception Issue

GOP candidate Mitt Romney has joined those criticizing President Obama over a policy that would require most employers, including Catholic hospitals and universities, to include birth control in their employees' health insurance. The White House now says it will work to "allay" concerns.
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Calif. Decision Puts Marriage Politics In Spotlight

Tuesday's ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional could propel the issue of same-sex marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court. It could also make the composition of the high court into a potent election issue.
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In South Carolina, Dead-Voter Fraud Doesn't Quite Live Up To Fears

What initially looked to some like widespread voter fraud in South Carolina will likely turn out to be much more benign. A state official said that out of the first six names checked, five involved clerical or poll worker errors, such as someone marking the wrong voter's name in the poll book. The sixth case involved a man who had sent in an absentee ballot, and then died.
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Loudoun Co. School Board Expected to Vote on Budget

Facing a $36 million budget shortfall, Loudoun County's school board is considering some cost-cutting measures, such as bumping bus drivers and teachers assistants to part-time positions.

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