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V.P. Boehner? Not If He Has To Go To Funerals, The Speaker Jokes

"It's hard enough for me to go to funerals of people I know, much less don't know," says the House speaker, who's known for his habit of tearing up.
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Bioethicists Offer Reward For Proof On HPV Vaccine Claim

Now there's money riding on Rep. Bachmann's claims that a cervical cancer vaccine is harmful. Two prominent bioethicists said they will pay more than $10,000 if claims that the HPV vaccine caused mental retardation can be proved.
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Perry: Too Early To Say If McDonnell Will Be Running Mate

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry joined Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell at a fundraiser in the commonwealth yesterday, but the two politicians remained coy on a possible role for McDonnell in Perry's campaign.

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Gov. McDonnell's Approval Rating Soars

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Virginians appear to be bucking the national trend: they're happy with their elected leaders.

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Solyndra Flop May Cost Taxpayers, Embarrass Obama

The bankruptcy of solar energy company Solyndra is being investigated by the FBI. The company received government loans and President Obama's endorsement in 2009. During a House hearing Wednesday, Republicans attacked the administration's decision to fund Solyndra. Democrats defended the loan program and accused Republicans of trying to twist the story for political gain.
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Political Divide At Congressional Hearing On Solyndra

The solar energy company received government loans and Obama's endorsement in 2009. Now it's in bankruptcy and under investigation by the FBI. On Wednesday, Republicans questioned the administration's motives for supporting Solyndra, while Energy Department officials defended its decision to invest in the technology.
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On The Road, Obama Faces Mixed Reaction Over Jobs

President Obama is crisscrossing the country to sell his jobs plan. Poll numbers show narrow support for the proposal — but also widespread dissatisfaction over the president's handling of the economy. In Ohio, voters are divided over whether Congress should pass it.

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