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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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Transparency Sought For Fairfax County Donors

It's not clear how much influence donations can net you on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, but most would agree with a call for transparency.

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In The Rush To Deport, Expelling U.S. Citizens

A record 396,000 people were deported from the U.S. this past federal fiscal year through raids and arrests. Though Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not shy about its success, it has been found to be deporting U.S. citizens in the process.
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Cornel West, A Fighter, Angers Obama Supporters

The Princeton professor, who is on sabbatical, has spent much of the past year battling with incensed Obama supporters who resent his criticism of the president. But although West says he expects Obama to be re-elected, he wants a "robust conversation and debate" so the president doesn't "end up with just uncritical adulation."

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