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Romney Banks On Lean, Low-Key Strategy In Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent millions of dollars in Iowa in 2007 and 2008. He won the Ames Straw Poll but finished a distant second in the Iowa caucuses. This time, he's running a very different, and much smaller, campaign.
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Bill Would Leave Cell Phones Open To Robocalls

Melissa Block speaks with Randall Stross about the "Mobile Informational Call Act of 2011." In his Digital Domain column for the New York Times, Stross writes that the act would clearly define what constitutes consent for receiving automated calls — also known as "robocalls" — on cell phones.
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Deadline Approaches For Supercommittee's Deal

With the deadline for action from the deficit-cutting supercommittee just a week from Wednesday, not even the outlines of a deal have emerged. The 12-member group must approve at least $1.2 trillion in budget cuts and revenue increases — or unleash automatic cuts split between defense and domestic programs starting in 2013. NPR's Tamara Keith joins Melissa Block to provide an update.
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Maryland's District 6 May Get Another Challenger

A Montgomery County businessman is considering joining what promises to be a crowded race for Maryland's sixth District, which was recently subject to redistricting.

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O'Malley: Democrats Will Rebound In 2012

Maryland Democratic governor Martin O'Malley voiced optimism that the defeat of an anti-union law in Ohio is a sign that Democrats may enjoy a swing in their favor in 2012.

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CQ Roll Call: Supercommittee Deadline Looms, Stopgap Measure Funding Expires Friday

The deadline for the supercommitee is looming, while the stopgap measure funding the federal government expires on Friday.

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Herman Cain's Wife Says 'He Totally Respects Women'

"He would have to have a split personality" to have done some of the things he's accused of, the Republican presidential candidate's wife tells Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren.

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