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With Christie Out, His Moneymen Go Shopping For A New Candidate

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn't choosing sides in the GOP primary race just yet, but his financial backers are already lining up behind Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. But Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed he has the cash to compete too.
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Potato Lobby Turns Up The Heat In School Lunch Battle

USDA's proposed limits on starchy vegetables like the potato in school lunch have spurred the potato lobby, school food service directors, and members of Congress into action. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is stressing the spud's potassium and dietary fiber.
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Competitive Races For Most Virginia State Senate Seats

There are a number of tight races in the Virginia State Senate this year, as nearly all of the seats are being contested between the two major parties.

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Occupy DC Turned Away From Newseum

Occupy DC protester with sign reading 'The other 99 %, I don't have a lobbyist.'

More than 50 Occupy DC protesters tried to make their point at the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday night, only to be rebuffed by event security. 

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Christie Allies Freed To Support Other Candidates

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced this week they would not be seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Among the most enthusiastic advocates of a Christie presidential bid were a handful of Northeastern investors. Some of them have already jumped to join Mitt Romney.
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Senate Democrats Propose Surtax On Millionaires

Senate Democrats are making a change to President Obama's jobs bill. They want to pay for it by putting a five percent surtax on earnings over $1 million. Congressional Republicans were quick to dismiss the surtax idea.
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Bipartisan Support For China Tariffs Ahead Of Vote

The legislation would put trade sanctions on China, the United States' largest trading partner. Supporters say it could boost American jobs by punishing China's efforts to keep its currency undervalued and its exports underpriced. Opponents warn that it could touch off a devastating trade war.

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