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If Super Committee Misses Mark, Bad News For Contractors

Federal contractors are getting worried about impacts on the private sector if the super committee fails to reach a deal to cut the deficit by more than $1 trillion. 

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Obama's Iraq Announcement And The GOP Race

As President Obama focuses this week on housing and jobs, Republican White House hopefuls are keeping up a drumbeat of criticism over his announcement last week that all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of this year. In debates and on the stump, the GOP candidates are attacking each other but also maintaining a steady anti-Obama refrain.
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Housing Crisis A Hot Topic For Presidential Hopefuls

President Obama is visiting Nevada, a state at the center of the foreclosure crisis. His administration has some programs in place to try to help struggling homeowners. But the leading GOP White House hopefuls so far haven't said much about how they would fix the downturn.
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Latino Republicans Find Party A Tough Sell

President Obama may have lost popularity among the community, but Hispanic voters looking for alternatives find problems with the Republican presidential slate as well — primarily with the rhetoric on immigration. GOP activists want to focus instead on the nation's struggling economy.
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Congressional Strongmen, Stripped Of Superpowers

For most of the past few decades, congressional appropriators decided how the federal budget would be spent. but since the supercommittee was formed in August to find federal deficit cuts, the House and Senate appropriations committees have seen their responsibilities wane.
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Moten To Run For Council As Republican

Peaceaholics leader Ron Moten says he's leaving the Democratic Party, and plans to run for the D.C. council seat as a Republican.

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