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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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Obama Discusses Refinancing Initiative

In the first of a series of executive actions designed to jumpstart the economy, President Obama Monday announces a new initiative to help homeowners refinance their mortgages.
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Rubio Tries To Clarify How His Family Left Cuba

GOP rising star Sen. Marco Rubio caught heat last week for his Senate bio that misstated when his family left Cuba for the U.S., a detail of some relevance in his home state of Florida. But in explaining his side of the story in a Politico op-ed, Rubio laid out a narrative dramatically different from the one he provided to NPR in late 2009.

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