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More Money Orders: Harry Thomas Jr. Tied To Jeffrey Thompson

Political donor Jeffrey Thompson also left his mark on the campaign fund of former Council member Harry Thomas Jr., according to city records.

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Senate Republicans Block Debate On Buffett Rule

On the eve of Tax Day, Senate Republicans voted to block a measure that would have made mega-investor Warren Buffett and millionaires like him pay at least a 30 percent tax rate. Although Buffett endorses such a rule, Senate Republicans call it an election year gimmick. Their Democratic counterparts insist it's all about fairness.

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Tri-State Tea Party Welcomes Romney To Philly

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke before the Tri-State Tea Party Caucus in Philadelphia Monday night. Romney struggled to win the backing of Tea Party supporters during the Republican primary season. Now that the campaign is entering the general phase, can Romney count on Tea Party support — especially in key states like Pennsylvania?
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Congressional Panels Probe Lavish GSA Spending

House Republicans took the Obama administration to task Monday, this time for a 2010 Las Vegas convention for General Services Administration employees that cost more than $800,000. The convention is the subject of congressional hearings this week.
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Democrat Bob Kerrey Faces Uphill Race In Nebraska

The former governor and two-term senator is vying for the Senate seat left open by retiring Democrat Ben Nelson. But he's been out of Nebraska for more than a decade, and Republicans now outnumber Democrats in the state by a wide margin.
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Did Obama's Policies Help, Or Hinder, The Economy?

On the campaign trail, Mitt Romney has accused President Obama of making the recession worse. Unemployment is still high, but the president's defenders say the economy would be worse off if not for measures taken by the administration.
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House Investigator Issa Has Faced Allegations As Well

The man driving the investigation into the GSA is Republican Darrell Issa. He took the top seat on the House oversight committee after the GOP won the majority. Over the past year and a half, Issa has led several splashy investigations. But he's also been dogged by allegations of his own.

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