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As Obama Vents, His Poll Numbers Get A Bump

With his jobs bill stalled in Congress, the president is going public with his frustration, calling out Republican leaders he says are playing politics. And that strategy seems to be helping him: Two nationwide polls out this week show a rise in his approval rating.
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Third Woman Accuses Herman Cain Of Harassment; Witness Goes Public

A third woman told a news organization Herman Cain sexually harassed her when both worked at the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. And in another stunning turn, a Republican pollster said he actually witnessed Cain's alleged harassment of a trade group worker.
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In Voter ID Debate, A Few Go Against Party Lines

In the debate over new voter ID laws, Democrats are accusing Republicans of trying to suppress votes and Republicans are accusing Democrats of condoning voter fraud. It's a sharp partisan divide, but a few people are going against the tide — and they're getting some political heat.
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In Kansas, Politics Over 'Obamacare' Strains Policy

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, who has vowed to fight the new federal health care law, sent back a $31.5 million federal grant to start modernizing computer systems. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says the governor is betting that the new health law will be repealed — and she worries it's not sound policy.
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Ohio Union Bill Vote As Possible '12 Bellwether

Voters in Ohio go to the polls Tuesday to decide, among other issues, whether to keep the controversial law that stripped public unions of much of their collective bargaining powers. Senate Bill 5 sparked large-scale protests at the statehouse in Columbus and inspired similar bills in other states.
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Herman Cain And The Race Card

Here we go again with the race-card business.Questioning the motives of those seeking the truth about the sexual harassment allegations against him when he led the National Restaurant Association, Herman Cain said he suspects critics on the political left of attacking him for racial reasons.

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