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Sides Debate U.S. Record Number Of Deportations

The federal government deported nearly 400,000 people in the last fiscal year, and more than half of those deported were convicted criminals. Critics say the Obama administration is not doing enough to curb illegal immigration. While others say the government is coming down too hard on immigrant communities — breaking up families and too often deporting people who've done little or nothing wrong.
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Ask Nevada: Do Low Taxes, Less Regs Create Jobs?

Las Vegas played host to Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate. In 2008, Nevada voted heavily in favor of Barack Obama. But the state has suffered greatly during the economic downturn which may play into the upcoming 2012 election. David Damore, a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, talks to Ari Shapiro about the importance of Nevada in national politics.
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GOP Voters In Arizona Grade The Candidates' Debate

Members of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club — former business people, ex-military and government workers who retired to Arizona from all over — watched the presidential hopefuls on TV. They said no candidate stood out as the clear winner but that the top issue this election is jobs.
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Gloves Come Off At GOP Debate In Las Vegas

Republican presidential candidates took turns explaining why they think Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan is really a big zero. And Mitt Romney and Rick Perry swapped criticism in unusually personal and biting terms.
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In White House Run, Cain Counts On Corporate Skill

Herman Cain is the only Republican presidential contender who's never held political office. Critics say that could be a real disadvantage. Cain and his supporters, however, say his business experience, leadership skills and ability to solve problems make him "the people's candidate."
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Mistakes Found In D.C. Redistricting Map

Several technical errors found in the planned D.C. redistricting map will need to be revisited by the D.C. Council in November.

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Reforms Needed For Virginia State Leave System

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Virginia has hundreds of millions of unfunded liabilities on the books in the form of unused leave for state employees, a potential financial crisis in the making.

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What Word Comes To Mind When You Think Of The GOP Candidates?

How to explain Herman Cain's ascent among Republican presidential candidates?Perhaps a partial reason is that he so far evokes more positive than negative responses among Republicans and GOP leaning independents in a Pew Research Center/Washington Post survey than two other highly touted candidates in the race, Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
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Obama Takes Aim At Republican Jobs Plan

Throughout his bus tour in the South, the president has pushed his American Jobs Act and hammered at the competing Republican plan. The GOP strategy, which many of the Republican presidential contenders have adopted, relies heavily on lower tax rates, more domestic energy production and fewer government regulations.

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