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Why Is Times Columnist Gail Collins So Obsessed With Mitt Romney's Dog?

New York Times columnist Gail Collins has already cited the dog in just shy of three dozen columns. She says such moments can reveal character — in this case, Romney's rigid emphasis on efficiency.
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Why Mitt Romney's Dog Is Getting A Lot Of Press

New York Time columnist Gail Collins has written extensively about the idiosyncrasies of presidential families. But her fascination with Mitt Romney may take the cake. Dozens of her columns have cited the tale of Mitt Romney tying his dog in a crate to the roof of his station wagon and driving the family on vacation.
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Revised D.C. Ethics Bill Passed

The D.C. Council approved a revised ethics reform bill on Tuesday by a vote of 12-1, which included a provision that allows for the impeachment of councilmembers who 'substantially threaten the public trust.'

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House Republicans Prolong Payroll Tax Cut Standoff

The House on Tuesday is scheduled to vote to send the fight over the payroll tax holiday to a conference committee. But Democrats say they won't appoint conferees. House Republicans object to the Senate measure, because it would extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits for just two months while a longer-term deal is worked out.
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Gingrich Fights Back Against GOP Attack Ads

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is accusing his Republican opponents of what he says is reprehensible behavior — running attack ads in Iowa against the former House Speaker. Before a crowd of supporters in Hiawatha, Iowa, Gingrich stressed that the negative GOP attack ads are bad for the party and bad for voters.
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Negative Ads Hammer Positive Gingrich Campaign

Polls show that Newt Gingrich's once-sizable lead in Iowa has collapsed over the past couple of weeks. During that time, rivals have been hitting the former House speaker hard with negative ads, but Gingrich say's he'll stick with his pledge to remain positive.
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Virginia Drops Ball On Licensing For Autism Treatment

Virginia legislators have failed to establish a licensing procedure for autism therapy, which could leave many families paying for treatment out of their pockets.

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To Win Over Iowans, Gingrich Aims At Judges

GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich has made overhauling the judiciary one of his key proposals on the stump. It's an issue that has special resonance in Iowa, where the judiciary became a potent political issue after the state Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

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