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Week In Politics: GOP Primaries

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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Obama Seeks To Streamline The Federal Government

President Obama seeks the power to merge government agencies. He's asking Congress to allow him to reorganize the government.
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Romney Tries To Bridge S.C. GOP's Ideological Schism

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has campaigned over the past several days in South Carolina, reaching out to different varieties of Republican voters. The Greenville area has a deep evangelical tradition in the state party and is now home to several big manufacturing facilities.
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Car Title Lender To Repay Thousands To Virginia Customers

A well-known car title lender will refund nearly $600,000 to over 800 customers in the Commonwealth.
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Gingrich Asks SuperPAC To Correct Or Pull 'King Of Bain' Romney Movie, Ads

Barely a day has gone by without Newt Gingrich complaining about the inaccuracy of ads run against him by a superPAC supporting Mitt Romney. Now that an anti-Mitt Romney film bought by a pro-Gingrich superPAC has been criticized for inaccuracies, Gingrich asked that they be fixed or taken down entirely.
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John Edwards Has Life-Threatening Condition, Doctor Says

A cardiologist's letters helped convince a North Carolina judge to delay Edwards' trial on alleged misuse of campaign funds. It's now set to start in late March.
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Talking Science With Arianna Huffington

The new year marks the creation of a science section at The Huffington Post. The Internet newspaper's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington discusses the story selection and vetting process. And why the launch coincides with what she calls the explosion of medieval thinking.
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WaPo's McCartney: Occupy DC Protesters Move Camps, Legislative Session Begins In Maryland And Virginia

After reports of rat infestation and other threats, Mayor Vincent Gray is ordering Occupy DC protesters to move camps. Legislative sessions in Maryland and Virginia begin this week.
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Candidates Focus On S.C. And Florida; Evangelical Leaders Gather In Texas

Most of the campaigning today is in South Carolina, which holds the nation's next primary a week from Saturday.

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