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Romney Pivots To Education Platform In Seeking Latino Votes

Declaring that a "national emergency" exists in public education, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shifted from his usual economic message to outline his education platform during a speech to a Latino business group Wednesday.
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D.C. Abortion Activists Stake Out Office Of Rep. Franks

Dozens of protesters staked out the office of Republican Congressman Trent Franks Wednesday, hoping to get him to answer for his interference in the abortion policies of the District.

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Oxfam Sues SEC For Failing To Enforce Oil, Mining Transparency

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is echoing the sentiment behind a lawsuit that calls for the SEC to enforce requirements passed in 2010 that publicly-traded oil, gas, and mining companies report payments made to world governments.


Former Romney Adviser Grenell: Gay Marriage Shouldn't Determine Vote

Richard Grenell, who resigned after some conservatives criticized Mitt Romney for hiring an openly gay adviser who favors same-sex marriage, said Wednesday that the issue should not determine how most Americans vote.

VP Contenders: Pawlenty And Martinez

The Republican National Convention is still three months away, and the guessing continues about whom Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee, might pick as his running mate. Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and current New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez both make some short lists.
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Fundraising Website Launched By Maryland Lt. Gov. Brown

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has launched a fundraising website, which, while it makes no explicit mention of running for anything, bolsters the claims that he may run to replace current Governor Martin O'Malley in 2014.

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Analysis: Mobilization Race For Presidential Election Is On In Virginia

Still five months from the Presidential election, and campaigns are starting to ramp up their efforts in Virginia. Reid Wilson from National Journal Hotline explains who is ahead in the race to set up campaign offices.


At Auction, Reagan's Blood Is Pricey But A Bargain Versus Fidel-Signed Flag

With all the Reagan veneration, it's not surprising there's a Reagan relic out there. A lab vial is said to contain a now dried blood sample from the president on the day he was nearly assassinated in March 1981. That the vial is up for auction has caused a controversy, with some denouncing the possible sale of the blood sample as a new and crass low in presidential memorabilia.