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It's Incumbent Vs. Incumbent In Iowa, And Washington Is Watching

One is House Speaker John Boehner's golfing buddy; the other, an ally of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Republican Tom Latham and Democrat Leonard Boswell have long served together in the U.S. House. But redistricting has put the popular incumbents on a general-election collision course.
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Watchdogs: D.C. Area Governments Need Work On Transparency

The District, Maryland and Virginia could use some help on its government transparency, according to government watchdogs. Most recently, D.C. is getting criticism for trying to limit Freedom of Information Act requests. 

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Campaign Trail: Biden's Comment About 'Chains' Sparks Controversy

By telling a racially mixed audience in Virginia on Tuesday that the Republican ticket's economic plans would "put y'all back in chains," Vice President Biden sparked the latest campaign controversy.
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Obama Backs Wind Energy, Romney Favors Coal

President Obama was in Iowa Tuesday, touting the electric potential of wind power. Republican rival Mitt Romney was in Ohio, talking up coal. Each candidate accused the other of standing in the way of the rival energy source.
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Rep. Ryan Headlines GOP Events In Colorado, Nevada

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan continues to introduce himself to voters. Over the weekend, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Ryan would be his running mate. So far, Ryan has campaigned exclusively in battleground states that were carried by Democrats in 2008.
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At Va. Stop, Biden Blasts GOP Ties To Wall Street

Vice President Joe Biden is on a campaign tour of Virginia, which is a key swing state in the presidential race. Biden seized on Republican challenger Mitt Romney's choice of Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. Biden said it shows what the Republican ticket really stands for.
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Movie Documents 'Janesville' After GM Closes Plant

Renee Montagne talks with documentary maker Brad Lichtenstein about his new film As Goes Janesville. It is an up close look at wrenching changes the Wisconsin town has been through since GM closed a plant there. Janesville is the hometown of Rep. Paul Ryan, who is GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's running mate.
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Will Florida Seniors Accept Ryan's Medicare Vision?

By adding Paul Ryan to the GOP ticket, Mitt Romney may risk turning off an important voting bloc: senior citizens. But while some Florida seniors are set against any big changes to Medicare, others are embracing Ryan's plan for reshaping the program.
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Maryland House Passes Gaming Expansion

The expansion of gaming in Maryland now awaits only the approval of voters in November, after Maryland lawmakers and Gov. O'Malley signed off on the plan.

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Ryan's Mission For Fed: Focus On Prices, Not Unemployment

Mitt Romney's new running mate has authored some provocative policy proposals to cut budget deficits and overhaul Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. But Rep. Paul Ryan has also been an advocate for a different course for the Federal Reserve.

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