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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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For Romney, Rationale Behind Rubio Endorsement May Be Bigger Prize

Mitt Romney's endorsements this week by two important Republicans — a former president and perhaps a not-too-distant-future presidential running mate — are not unexpected. But the reasons former President George H.W. Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio give for backing the front-runner are important.
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Democrats Embrace 'ObamaCare' To Defang Word's Bite

In the political equivalent of what happens in battle when the enemy's captured artillery piece is turned around and the opponent's own shells are fired back at them, Democrats decided to take ownership of a word they once seemed to avoid at all costs. The shift has been occurring for weeks if not months. But it became particularly noticeable around the law's second anniversary on March 23.
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As Arguments Wrap, Future of Health Law Is Unclear

The Supreme Court on Thursday concluded arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The oral arguments are only part of the decision making process, and it is unclear what, if any, changes will ultimately be made to the health care law.
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Gingrich Is 'At The End Of His Line,' Says His Biggest Financial Supporter

Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife has used a superPAC to give Newt Gingrich $15 million of support, says the former House speaker can't get enough delegates to be the nominee. Meanwhile, Gingrich and Mitt Romney met secretly on Saturday.
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Meet The Candidates In the 2012 Ward 8 D.C. Council Race

Mayor-for-life and now Council member Marion Barry has four opponents in the upcoming primary for his Ward 8 council seat.

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