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America's Dairyland Doubles As Test Site For Political Civil War

A political civil war has raged in Wisconsin for nearly 18 months — presaging the fierce national politics of this presidential year.

Tina Brown's Must Reads: Resistance

Daily Beast and Newsweek editor Tina Brown explores the character and experiences of political resistors in modern Russia and in World War II-era Czechoslovakia.

A Senate Legend, Undone By His Greatest Strength

Richard Lugar's ability to reach across the aisle set him apart for more than three decades in the U.S. Senate. But it was that very tendency — and his close relationship with President Obama — that ended Lugar's career Tuesday night with a loss in Indiana's Republican primary.
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Gov. McDonnell Signs Three Bills Curbing Human Trafficking

Human trafficking in Virginia was the target of three bills signed Tuesday by Governor Bob McDonnell at a ceremony on an Annandale campus.

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Analysis: Farm Bill Could Cut Funding For Chesapeake Bay

The annual farm bill is usually a contentious affair for Congress, but as The Hill's Alex Bolton explains, its focus on earmarks could eliminate funding for Chesapeake Bay cleanup and preservation.


Enthusiasm For Romney Runs Low In Fla. Panhandle

Many in this bastion of conservative voters still see GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as "not my first choice." Still, the prospect of another term for President Obama is likely to motivate conservatives to fall in line behind Romney, observers say.

High-Profile Primaries In Three States On Tuesday

The presidential primaries are no longer competitive, but there are three important non-presidential primaries on Tuesday. The first is an Indiana Republican Senate primary in which veteran Senator Dick Lugar's career is on the line. The second is a vote in North Carolina on a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage — as well as civil unions and domestic partnerships. The third pivotal vote of the day is the Democratic primary for Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall election. Melissa Block talks with Ron Elving.