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Santorum Picks Up Momentum In Michigan

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum gained two endorsements on Friday, including one from Ohio's attorney general who had previously supported Mitt Romney. Santorum and former Massachusetts governor Romney are campaigning in Michigan ahead of its Feb. 28 primary.
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Crumbs May Soon Dry Up For New York Subway Rats

Eating on the subway is legal in New York City, but a state lawmaker wants to change that. He says banning food could help control the rat population. The city's transit chief isn't keen on the plan, and not all riders like the idea, either.
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With Payroll Tax Cut Done, Is It Do-Nothing Congress Time? It Depends

Whether a Congress can be defined as do-something or do-nothing is really in the eye of the beholder. If you judge Congress by its ability to pass landmark legislation or bills that address the real needs of the U.S. population, then you likely won't be giving Congress over the next year high marks for accomplishing much.
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'Sugar Daddies' And Debates Changing All The Rules

Before setting foot in Michigan, Rick Santorum was leading in GOP polls there. It's the clearest illustration yet that the traditional rules that determine primary winners have been upended by factors that are new this time around, such as superPACs and the proliferation of candidate debates.
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Congress Passes Payroll Tax Extension

The Republican-controlled House voted 293-132, followed quickly by a simple majority vote in the Senate. President Obama is expected to sign the bill.
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Top Stories: Germany's President Resigns; Libya Celebrates Uprising

Germany's president resigns amid scandal; Libya celebrates a year after uprising; Romney, Santorum step up campaign in Michigan.
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Some Friday Political Stories Worth Noting

A roundup of some of Friday's political stories.

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