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Council Member Orange's Biggest Campaign Contributors

Digging into the powerful D.C. businessmen behind the seemingly "bundled" corporate contributions on D.C. Council member Vincent Orange's latest campaign finance report.

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As Iowa Goes, So Goes What? Past Losers Still Won The GOP Nomination

As Iowa Republicans head to the caucuses to have their say, we look at how the candidates stack up on the eve of the vote — and how previous winners (and losers) eventually fared.
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Romney Deepens Core Support Before Iowa Caucuses

On the final full day of campaigning before the Iowa caucuses, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney appeared at a series of rallies Monday. His rallies grew in size and enthusiasm over the course of the day. Romney holds a slim lead over Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
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Congress Ends Era Of Ethanol Subsidies

Over the weekend, the multi-billion dollar subsidy for ethanol expired. It had been in place for more than 30 years but Congress let it expire. Bruce Babcock, the Cargill endowed chair of energy economics at Iowa State University, talks to Linda Wertheimer about the effects of the subsidy expiring on the ethanol industry and consumers.
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Iowa Caucuses Set To Begin 2012 Presidential Voting

The voting in the Iowa GOP caucuses begins Tuesday night. On the last day before the caucuses, Republican presidential candidates campaigned across the state Monday. Their goal was the same — motivating supporters to leave their homes on a cold evening, go to their precinct meeting places and vote.
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Modern Campaigning At Odds With Iowa Tradition

Much has been made of the unusual volatility of the GOP race this year, with candidates taking turns in the front-runner spot in Iowa. But with more outside money and a reliance on social media, the run-up to this election season's Iowa caucuses has been different in other ways as well.
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Will The New Year Be A New Start For Congress?

According to Gallup, Congress has never been more disliked in all the years it has been polling that question. Can it get any worse heading into the new year?

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