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Poll Shows Voters Split On Presidential Candidates' Tax Returns

The findings appear to give Democrats plenty of fuel to continue pounding away at Republican Mitt Romney on his tax returns. But there appears to be almost as much support for Romney to stand firm.
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The Most Influential Evangelist You've Never Heard Of

Texas evangelist David Barton is not a historian, but his Christian-nation view of American history is wildly popular with conservative churches, universities and the GOP. His supporters call him a hero; his detractors say he's a danger.
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Four GOP Candidates In Wis. Show Party's Divisions

In Wisconsin, there's a race to replace retiring Democratic senator Herb Kohl. The state's Democrats have coalesced around Representative Tammy Baldwin, who's currently serving her seventh term in the House. But on the Republican side, there's a messy and divisive four-way contest. It includes the state's former governor, Tommy Thompson, as well as several other candidates who are positioning themselves to the right of Thompson.
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Mo. Senate Seat May Be One Of The Most Vulnerable

U.S. Representative Todd Akin pulled an upset victory on Tuesday in the Missouri GOP primary. His win may have given incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill her best shot at re-election for a highly contested seat. Akin is a six-term House member from the St. Louis suburbs, and known as an ultra-conservative. He came from behind to beat a businessman who spent more than $7 million of his own money and a former state treasurer backed by Sarah Palin.

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