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For Rick Perry, A Restless Life On The Farm

Before he was elected governor of Texas, or to any of a series of positions going back more than 25 years, Perry grew cotton and raised cattle on land that his family had worked since the late 1800s. In every campaign, he has run as a man shaped by that experience. But real life on the farm was far less romantic.
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Does The Economy Need A Little Inflation?

Central bankers hate inflation. But at least one prominent economist argues a moderate increase in inflation is exactly what the U.S. needs to boost the economy and keep it from falling back into recession. But the idea may be a hard sell.
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Some Latinos See Obama 'Betrayal' On Immigration

Latino leaders say the administration hasn't done enough to push for comprehensive immigration reform in Congress, while deporting too many immigrants. Still, the administration has sued to overturn tough immigration laws in two states, and is weighing challenges in others. For the president, it's a difficult political balancing act.
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Obama Pushes Jobs Bill From White House

President Obama held a news conference in the East Room of the White House Thursday, pushing Congress to pass his jobs bill. Again, the president challenged Republicans to support his plan or to seek compromise on an alternative. He also took aim at the nation's banks for rising fees and their efforts to fight financial reform.
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2 Portraits Emerge Of Mitt Romney The Businessman

The job Romney talks about most on the campaign trail is his leadership of Bain Capital. His supporters say that's where he learned to solve big problems, create jobs and grow companies. His opponents say he made money by shutting down factories, occasionally driving companies into bankruptcy.
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Va. Budget Surplus Obscuring Hidden Deficit?

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Virginia's governor is boasting of a big budget surplus after big cuts to education this year -- but some question whether it will last through next year.

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All Aboard Cain Train: Man With 9-9-9 Plan Is Latest GOP Darling

Herman Cain vaults to head of GOP class with simple message and great delivery. But staying power is questioned since he doesn't have much in the way of an organization or money. He also appears to have benefited from Republican voters tiring of the other candidates.
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Occupy DC Completes Peaceful March

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The Occupy DC protests continue on Thursday, with thousands of activists taking to the streets protesting at City Hall, the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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