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Government (In)Efficiency ?

The federal governments 'office manager' -- an agency that should be synonymous with fiscal restraint -- is under fire for lavish spending at a Las Vegas Convention. Major miscalculations? Election year pandering? Or something else?

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Health Care Politics A Hot Topic After Supreme Court

Robert Siegel talks to Mara Liasson about health care politics.
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Senate Blocks Democratic Push To End Oil Subsidies

President Obama renewed his call for lawmakers to end tax subsidies for big oil companies on Thursday. But the measure failed on a procedural vote in the Senate. Some say the issue is more about political posturing than realistically addressing the high price of gasoline.
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Congress Passes Highway Bill To Avoid Shutdown

After weeks of false starts, the House approved an extension of the highway construction authorization law that expires on Sunday. Yet again, the extension is a short one of only 90 days.
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Republicans Barrel GOP Budget Through House

The House debated the budget plan of Representative Paul Ryan, an ambitious blueprint that would cut taxes and spending. But some fellow Republicans still opposed it for not cutting the deficit fast enough.
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For Romney, Rationale Behind Rubio Endorsement May Be Bigger Prize

Mitt Romney's endorsements this week by two important Republicans — a former president and perhaps a not-too-distant-future presidential running mate — are not unexpected. But the reasons former President George H.W. Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio give for backing the front-runner are important.
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Democrats Embrace 'ObamaCare' To Defang Word's Bite

In the political equivalent of what happens in battle when the enemy's captured artillery piece is turned around and the opponent's own shells are fired back at them, Democrats decided to take ownership of a word they once seemed to avoid at all costs. The shift has been occurring for weeks if not months. But it became particularly noticeable around the law's second anniversary on March 23.

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