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Obama Counters Republican Strategies On Iran

President Obama held a wide-ranging news conference Tuesday. He bluntly challenged Republican critics of his Iran policy — saying the stakes are too high to let politics intrude. The news conference was designed to steal some of the spotlight from GOP presidential hopefuls on Super Tuesday.
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Romney Wins Ohio, A Pivotal Battleground State

Mitt Romney won the GOP presidential primary in Ohio Tuesday night. Unlike most of the other states voting on Super Tuesday, Ohio will be a pivotal swing state in the general election.
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3 GOP Candidates Split Super Tuesday Wins

Mitt Romney won six of the 10 Super Tuesday contests. Rick Santorum won three while Newt Gingrich won one. Ron Paul was the only candidate who did not win at least one contest.
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Fight For GOP Nomination Is Over But Will Still Go On

Usually by this time in the nominating contests, the GOP has given its heart to its hero, and it's lights out for the rest. But once again, the GOP of 2012 refused to read the usual script.
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In GOP Races, It's About Delegates And Santorum Probably Can't Get Enough

According to Josh Putnam, the political scientist who maintains the Frontloading HQ blog, it's all about delegates and Romney's lead in that department will be hard for Santorum to overcome to get the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination.
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In Ohio, Kaptur Beats Kucinich; Schmidt Upset By Wenstrup

Kucinich's defeat represents the end of a remarkable political career, at least for the time being, which started when he was elected to the Cleveland City Council at age 23. He later became the youngest mayor of a major U.S. city when he was elected Cleveland's chief executive in 1977.
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County Leaders Protest Virginia's Budget Impasse

Local leaders from across the Commonwealth of Virginia converged on Richmond Tuesday to call for state legislators to agree on a budget and free local governments from budget gridlock.

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Ohio Exit-Poll Surprise: Romney Draws Low-Income, No-College Voters

Romney got 47 percent of voters 65 or over while Santorum got 31 percent of that vote. If Romney goes on to win the Ohio primary, it may be these older voters who gave him the critical edge.

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