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With Wisconsin Win, Romney Moves From 'Likely' To 'Almost Certain'

His wins Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Maryland and — most importantly — in Wisconsin has produced a subtle shift in the way Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is being referred to by the news media.
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Romney Picks Up More Delegates In GOP Race

Roughly half the delegates to the GOP nominating convention have now been chosen, and Mitt Romney has emerged as the prohibitive favorite — eager to lead the party against President Obama. So how does he use the next five months until the convention begins?
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After Dismal Primary Day, Santorum Retreats To Pa.

With little prospect of victory in any of the three primaries held Tuesday, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum went home to Pennsylvania. He vowed to make a last stand in his fight for the Republican presidential nomination.
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Gay Marriage Lawsuit Presses For Survivor Benefits

The Defense Of Marriage Act prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages — and that means Social Security benefits don't pass on to surviving partners. A lawsuit seeks the same benefits given to heterosexual married couples.
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In Maryland's 6th District, Delaney Will Take On Bartlett

Maryland businessman John Delaney got the Democratic nod in Maryland's contentious 6th district, and he will face incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R), who won the GOP primary in the recently redrawn district.

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A Primary Hat Trick: Romney Wins Wisconsin, Maryland And D.C.

After Tuesday's wins, the road to victory is clear for Romney and increasingly rocky and unlikely for Rick Santorum
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GSA Clown-Conference Scandal Could Hurt Other Agencies

A public-policy expert makes the point that the reaction to the GSA scandal could lead to a pernicious development, the government equivalent of cutting off one's nose to spite one's face. In an attempt to prevent such future excesses, cuts could be made to federal agency budgets that actually decrease not improve government's ability to wisely manage its spending.
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Virginia Assembly Targets Weekend Deadline For Budget

Legislators in Virginia have targeted this weekend as a deadline to reconcile the House and Senate versions of a state budget passed in the Commonwealth, with conferees reporting manageable differences.

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