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Virginia Assembly Targets Weekend Deadline For Budget

Legislators in Virginia have targeted this weekend as a deadline to reconcile the House and Senate versions of a state budget passed in the Commonwealth, with conferees reporting manageable differences.

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Will 2008's Surge In Young Voters Continue In 2012?

Historically, young people have been much less likely to vote than older Americans. That trend has started to change in recent presidential elections, including in 2008, when Democrat Barack Obama capitalized on the under-30 vote. But political analysts say young voters in 2012 are harder to read.
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D.C. Primary Turnout Sluggish In Early Hours

Turnout was slow in the early hours of the D.C. primary election on Tuesday, as residents of the District weigh in on candidates for four wards as well as the Presidential race.

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Analysis: JOBS Act May Bridge Gap Between Obama, Cantor

President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act on Thursday, and he's invited House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to the White House for the ceremony. Could this be the beginning of a working relationship?

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Romney Nears Delegate Tipping Point

By some projections, more than half of the delegates to the Republican convention will be committed by the end of Tuesday's voting in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia. It would mean Mitt Romney's lead will be all but insurmountable.
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Head Of GSA Resigns Over Conference Flap

The head of the General Services Administration has resigned after spending more than $800,000 at a conference outside of Las Vegas. Martha Johnson was President Obama's political appointee.
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Obama Takes Aim At 'Radical' Republican Budget

Speaking to newspaper editors gathered in Washington on Tuesday, President Obama used his opportunity to rip Republican budget priorities and tax cuts and defend his own efforts to grow the economy and shrink the deficit.
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Under Scrutiny, Some Head Start Programs In Limbo

The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start. Programs the government has labeled "deficient" must now compete for funds to continue operating. But some argue that turning Head Start into a competitive grants program will not be easy.

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