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McCain's 2008 Anti-Mitt Romney Oppo Research Raised 2012 Themes

There are no bombshells and much of the "oppo" is, like much of the genre, a compilation of items from news sources. Still, the document is useful because it demonstrates how little the arguments against Romney have changed from four years ago.
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GovExec: Obama's Proposed Reorganization Of Federal Agencies

President Obama is asking Congress for the authority to reorganize six federal agencies -- if granted the approval, as many as 2,000 federal jobs could be eliminated.

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Cuccinelli Reaches Settlement With Fraudulent Fundraiser

A settlement has been reached with a company that solicited funds for a fraudulent group making campaign donations to the candidacy of Virginia's attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli.

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Previewing Three 2012 Senate Races To Watch

Just a few seats could determine which party controls the Senate in 2013. The races in Massachusetts, Virginia and Montana — all considered tossups — are drawing particular national attention. NPR's Ken Rudin previews those races with reporters from each state.
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Newt Gingrich Says In 2010, He Paid 31 Percent In Taxes

Gingrich said his goal was to bring tax rates down to the 15 percent Mitt Romney pays.
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Should Elections Be Held On Weekends?

The U.S. has repeatedly ranked low in voter turnout, compared to other G8 countries. Jacob Soboroff of the group Why Tuesday? says the antiquated voting law is putting America's democracy on the back burner. He speaks with host Michel Martin about why his nonpartisan group is pushing to move election days.

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