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Virginia Lawmakers Take Another Crack At Budget Compromise

After coming to a stand-still that could have left Virginia without a budget for the coming year, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are trying to thaw the budget process with some compromise.

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Area Senators Help Kill Contraception Amendment

An amendment that would have allowed employers to to decide whether or not to cover contraceptives based on their religious beliefs was killed in the Senate today, with the help of area lawmakers.

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How A Swing-State Upswing Could Alter The '12 Race

For the better part of a year, the GOP presidential hopefuls have staked their campaigns on the lousy economy under President Obama. Now, with the jobs picture in the swing states of the Midwest actually better than the national average, Republicans may have to recalibrate.
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Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Bill Signed Into Law

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state on Thursday, making Maryland the eighth state, including D.C., to do so.

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One Of Closest Senate Races May Be In Mont.

In Montana, Democratic senator Jon Tester is in a tight battle for reelection. His likely opponent is Congressman Denny Rehberg. And it's also likely that millions of dollars will be spent on the race, as Tester and Rehberg have failed to forge an agreement barring outside money.
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Kerry: Syrian Regime's 'Days Are Numbered'

Robert Siegel talks to Senator John Kerry, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, about what the U.S. or other foreign governments might do to prevent the deaths of hundreds if not thousands of Syrian civilians.
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Late Conservative Blogger Breitbart Had Impact On Right, Left

In his way, Breitbart was a hyperactive Web reinterpretation of the pre-Revolutionary pamphleteer Thomas Paine. Or of Philip Freneau, who, as a Philadelphia journalist during the early American republic, was an anti-Federalist propagandist for then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.
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Virginia's 'Tebow Bill' Dies In Committee

A bill that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate on sports teams at public schools has died, after a committee voted it down 8-7 Thursday.

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