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Analysis: Rich To Benefit Most In Gingrich Tax Plan

Newt Gingrich's plan to rewrite the nation's tax policy hasn't gotten as much attention as some of his other proposals, but according to a new analysis it would require sweeping changes to the government. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that 70 percent of Americans would see their taxes go down.
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D.C. Hunger Strikers Hit Capitol Hill

The three Occupy DC protesters hunger striking for D.C. autonomy occupied the office of House Speaker John Boehner, while the Congressional chairman of District affairs hits back at Occupy DC's McPherson campsite.

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FCC To Turn Down Loud Commercials

Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously for rules to deal with what it called "one of the most persistent problems of the television age" — loud commercials. Cable operators and TV stations will be required to ensure ads are no louder than the programs in which they appear. Melissa Block has more.
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Medicare, Medicaid Must Change, Says Former Head

Donald Berwick resigned as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in December. Berwick explains why he thinks much of the spending in the U.S. health care system is wasted, and the need to reform Medicare and Medicaid to improve coordination of care.
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Robocalls To Cellphones? States Marshal Opposition

A bill before Congress that would allow some types of "robocalls" to be made to cellphones is getting an increasing amount of attention this week thanks to something that's very rare these days — bipartisan opposition from state attorneys general.
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New Poll Suggests Latino Voters See 'Hostile' GOP

If Sen. Marco Rubio received the GOP's vice presidential nomination, only 13 percent of Latinos said they would be "much more likely" to vote Republican. Nearly half said it would have no effect on their vote.
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Iowa Evangelicals Are Divided Over GOP Candidates

A spirited fight is on in Iowa for the evangelical vote in the Republican race for president. So far, Christian conservatives have not coalesced behind one candidate, the way they did four years ago for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
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N.H. Primary Nears; GOP Candidates Storm The State

It was a busy day for presidential politicking in New Hampshire Monday. Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich traded barbs over Romney's proposed $10,000 bet with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, as well as Gingrich's consulting fees earned working for mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
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D.C. Ethics Bill Would Rein In ANC Members As Well

D.C. Council members aren't the only representatives subject to tougher regulations if the new D.C. ethics law passes in a final vote later this month. The city's Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners would fall under the new ethics policies as well.

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