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Friday Political Grab Bag: Rep. Paul Ryan Endorses Mitt Romney Etc

Several polls gave Mitt Romney a healthy lead in Wisconsin... Meanwhile Rep. Paul Ryan, who some wanted to for president and is considered a veep possibility, endorsed Romney... Obama's campaign demanded that Romney make public tax returns going back to the 1980s... Obama, who criticized his predecessor's use of executive power, has become a fan.
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Analysis: D.C.'s At-large Council Primary, Dulles Rail Fight Continues

Washington Post's Bob McCartney talks about the biggest races in the upcoming D.C. and Maryland primaries, as well as the latest on the fight over Metro's Silver line -- the Metro line that's supposed to stretch out to Dulles Airport.

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CQ Roll Call: Transportation's 90-Day Stopgap Spending Plan Passes, Inauguration Plans Underway

A threat to transportation projects continues to loom until Congress can agree on a long-term spending plan.
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Wisconsin Voters Face Onslaught Of 'Negative, Negative, Negative' Ads

The superPAC supporting Rick Santorum has so far spent almost a half-million dollars on ads attacking front-runner Mitt Romney. And the superPAC supporting Romney has spent more than five times that amount — over $2.7 million — attacking Santorum.
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Rep. Ryan Endorses Romney

One day after his fellow Republicans in the House passed his version of a 2013 federal budget, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan throws his support behind Mitt Romney's bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
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Romney Expected To Win D.C. Primary

Romney is expected to have no trouble winning the Republican presidential primary in D.C. next week.

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Ryan Budget Vote Splits Along Party Lines

A vote on Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget proposal yesterday passed along party lines in the House.

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When It Comes To Race, Obama Walks A Tightrope

After a reporter asked President Obama about the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., GOP opponents said the president was being divisive by bringing up racial issues. David Greene talks to Lester Spence, an assistant professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, about race and politics.
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Stopgap Bill Keeps Transportation Projects Going

President Obama is expected to sign another stopgap funding bill that avoids a weekend shutdown of thousands of transportation construction projects. The measure gives a 90-day funding extension for road, bridge and rail construction projects.

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