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Huntsman Shows Off Mandarin Skills

Throughout the presidential campaign, we'll bring you moments from the candidates. Monday night, Jon Huntsman showed off his often mentioned, but seldom demonstrated, knowledge of the Mandarin language on the Colbert Report.
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Big Fight Brewing In Senate Over Defense Policy Bill

The Obama administration opposes a bipartisan Senate compromise — to the frustration of some of its usual allies. The White House says provisions in the defense bill would tie its hands when it comes to handling some terrorism cases.
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Sulaimon Brown Traffic Case Goes To Trial

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of driving with a suspended license, and will go to trial.

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The Potential Reach Of Obama's Refinancing Plan

The president's plan would help homeowners refinance with lower rates even if their homes are worth less than what they owe. This idea has been around for a while, and the economists who proposed it say it could work — if it's done on a larger scale. It depends on investor cooperation, they say.
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A Push To Register New Voters Reaches Behind Bars

Tens of millions of Americans who are eligible to vote are not registered, so before every big election there's a push to sign them up. One South Carolina doctor is passionate about registering those whom others might ignore: county jail inmates.
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Before He Delivered For Voters, Paul Delivered Babies

When he set up shop in 1968, Ron Paul, the GOP presidential candidate known primarily for his opposition to armed intervention overseas and the Federal Reserve, was the only obstetrician in town. His former partner recalls he had two stipulations: No. 1, no abortions; and No. 2, he refused to participate in any federal health programs.
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Perry To Outline Tax-Code Rewrite In S.C. Visit

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is in South Carolina, where he'll deliver a speech on economic policy and his approach to a flat tax Tuesday. The Texas governor has brought on some new senior staff and is preparing a new round of TV ads in an effort to revive his campaign.

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