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Do Negative Ads Make A Difference? Political Scientists Say Not So Much

Blistering political ads like the Swift Boat attacks on John Kerry in 2004 may not be as decisive as politicians think. Political scientists say if voters already know a candidate, negative ads don't have much of an impact.
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Obama Administration Officials Tripped Up By Clown, Comedian, Mindreader

The GSA conference with the clown, comedian and mindreader is the kind of embarrassing story any administration wants to avoid on its watch, especially at a time of fiscal austerity when federal workers are coming under attack from some conservatives and a general election looms for a president seeking a second term.
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As A Politician, Romney's Long Had Trouble Talking Cars

Mitt Romney has had issues in this campaign with cars. There was his "two Cadillacs" comment in February, and news last week about a car elevator in a remodeled California home. But audio from 2004 shows that talking about cars also gave Romney pause during his time as Massachusetts governor.
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Republican Candidates Make The Rounds In Wis.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney campaigned on Monday in Wisconsin, which holds its Republican primary on Tuesday.
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Obama 'Confident' Health Care Law Will Be Upheld

President Obama spoke out for the first time on Monday about last week's Supreme Court arguments on the fate of his signature health care law. The president says he's confident the law will be upheld.
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'Mad Men' George Romney Swipe Incites Tweets From Grandson Tagg

Mitt Romney's son Tagg responded to the episode today in a pair of Tweets. In the first, he said, "Seriously, lib media mocking my dead grandpa?" And in the second, "George Romney was as good a man I've ever known. Inspirational leader, worked for civil rights, promoted freedom. We need more like him."
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Mitt Who? State Issues, Governor Eclipse Presidential Politics In Wisconsin

Voters in Wisconsin's GOP primary Tuesday are poised to help former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney wrap up his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. But Romney's battle with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has been overshadowed by the campaign to recall GOP Gov. Scott Walker.
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Wind Power Advocates Rally In Annapolis

With the Maryland offshore wind power bill moving on to the State Senate, supporters are taking to the state capital to show their support for the clean power.

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