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Occupy-Inspired Protesters Lobby In Washington

Several hundred protesters calling themselves "Take Back the Capitol" are in Washington, D.C., to confront legislators with their concerns about the nation's unemployment and fiscal situation. The movement is planning several days of events and is borrowing language from Occupy Wall Street — saying Congress caters to 1 percent of Americans at the expense of the other 99 percent.
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Obama Frames His Re-Election Campaign In Kan.

President Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kan., on Tuesday laid out his vision of an active government that supports middle-class Americans.
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Ethics Bill Passes D.C. Council

The D.C. Council gave preliminary approval to an ethics reform bill this week, but not before fighting over certain more stringent provisions that ultimately didn't make it into the bill. 

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How Payroll Tax Cut Affects Social Security's Future

President Obama says that unless a temporary payroll tax cut is extended this month, 160 million Americans would see their taxes increase. But there's concern on both sides of the political aisle that the payroll tax holiday might be undermining the solvency of Social Security.
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Virginia Senate Race: Familiar Faces, Fresh Pressure

Two former governors are facing off in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate in 2013. Republican George Allen is doing his best to tie Democrat Tim Kaine to President Obama, who won the state in 2008 but is now struggling with Virginia voters.
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D.C. Residents Help Occupy Congress

The 'Take Back The Capitol' protests began in earnest Tuesday, with D.C. residents among those occupying the offices of Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Mitt Romney Declines Donald Trump's Debate Invite

Donald Trump's planned Republican presidential debate lost a major reason for watching it, to see how Mitt Romney would contend with Newt Gingrich, the latest rival to claim frontrunner status. Romney said Tuesday he planned to skip the debate to be moderated by Trump, the TV reality show star and real estate developer.

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