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Wisconsin Voters Face Onslaught Of 'Negative, Negative, Negative' Ads

The superPAC supporting Rick Santorum has so far spent almost a half-million dollars on ads attacking front-runner Mitt Romney. And the superPAC supporting Romney has spent more than five times that amount — over $2.7 million — attacking Santorum.
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Rep. Ryan Endorses Romney

One day after his fellow Republicans in the House passed his version of a 2013 federal budget, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan throws his support behind Mitt Romney's bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
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Romney Expected To Win D.C. Primary

Romney is expected to have no trouble winning the Republican presidential primary in D.C. next week.

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Ryan Budget Vote Splits Along Party Lines

A vote on Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget proposal yesterday passed along party lines in the House.

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When It Comes To Race, Obama Walks A Tightrope

After a reporter asked President Obama about the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., GOP opponents said the president was being divisive by bringing up racial issues. David Greene talks to Lester Spence, an assistant professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, about race and politics.
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Stopgap Bill Keeps Transportation Projects Going

President Obama is expected to sign another stopgap funding bill that avoids a weekend shutdown of thousands of transportation construction projects. The measure gives a 90-day funding extension for road, bridge and rail construction projects.
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Negative Political Ads Are Annoying But Effective

Wisconsin holds its Republican presidential primary on Tuesday. As in earlier nominating contests, Mitt Romney and a superPAC supporting him have massively outspent rival campaigns.
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George H.W. Bush: It's Time To Get Behind Romney

In Houston Thursday, former President George H.W. Bush endorsed Mitt Romney's run for the Republican presidential nomination. Bush's endorsement is one more signal from the Republican establishment for the party to close ranks behind Romney.
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Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night

Lawmakers have two jobs: making laws, and raising money. "I think most Americans would be shocked ... if they knew how much time a United States Senator spends raising money," says Sen. Dick Durbin.
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Policy On High-Risk Biological Research Tightened

The government released a new policy on how to handle legitimate biological research that could be misused in the wrong hands. The move comes as controversy still swirls around recent experiments with lab-altered bird flu.

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