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Activists Urge D.C. Leaders To Spend Surplus

Activists in the District are calling for city leaders to use the $240 million surplus on programs for struggling members of the community instead of stashing it away in a rainy-day fund.

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Axelrod Argues Obama Economic Policies Worked, Though There's More To Do

Axelrod said the economy has improved significantly since the 2009 interview in which Obama said his presidency would be a "one-term proposition" if there no were turnaround. Axelrod quickly added, however, that there's much more to do to fix the economy.
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Lawmaker Leading Probe: 'Someone Needs To Go' At Justice Over Fast And Furious

The Republican leading a yearlong investigation into the failed gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious acknowledged that the probe has turned up no evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder approved the idea. Other GOP lawmakers Thursday threatened Holder with contempt of Congress.
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Gingrich Challenges Florida's Winner-Take-All Delegate Scheme

If Florida had allocated its delegates on a proportional basis, Newt Gingrich would be leading the delegate race right now.
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FAA Funding Bill Reaches Finish Line

After four years of wrangling and one shutdown, the beleaguered Federal Aviation Administration will soon get a bill of its own. The bill would give it long-term funding for airport construction, expansion and NextGen — or modernization of the air traffic control system from one based on radar to one based on GPS satellites. Congress has resolved long-simmering issues about unionization, not to mention landing slots and rural subsidies.
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Obama Draws On Faith At Prayer Breakfast

President Obama spoke to a bipartisan crowd at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday and cited the biblical injunction to speak up for those who are destitute.
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Trump Endorses Romney In Surprise Shift

In Las Vegas Thursday, Mitt Romney picked up the endorsement of multimillionaire businessman Donald Trump. Trump's endorsement comes one day after the former Massachusetts governor stirred up controversy — on the left and the right — by saying he's "not concerned about the very poor."

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