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Monday Political Grab Bag: Obama Warns That War Talk Helps Iran

In Monday's March 5, 2012 political grab bag, President Obama warned U.S. and Israeli politicians that bellicose talk towards Iran only helped that rogue nation by increasing oil prices. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum appeared tied in Ohio heading into Super Tuesday. Rush Limbaugh's "apology" did little to stem still the outrage over his "slut" remark.
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Obama Reassures Israel Lobby On His Iran Policy

On Sunday, President Obama spoke to AIPAC, an influential pro-Israel group. The appearance came on the eve of Obama's White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Obama said his policy is to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
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GOP Candidates Brace For Super Tuesday Contests

It all comes down to Ohio. That's the view of many political observers one day ahead of Super Tuesday's 10 Republican contests. Can Mitt Romney use his Michigan win as a springboard to achieve victory in the economically- and demographically-similar state next door? Or, will Romney's lack of home-state advantages give Santorum a slight edge?
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Inconsistency: The Real Hobgoblin

Why are politicians and those of us who vote for them so obsessed with inconsistency? We take that question on from three angles: how our brains are wired; the psychology of judging what's consistent; and how consistency plays out in leadership styles.
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Are Tax Breaks The Right Move For Manufacturing?

The White House says restoring the U.S. manufacturing sector is an essential part of getting the economy back on track. GOP candidate Rick Santorum also wants to see tax breaks for manufacturing companies. But economists say tax breaks may not be the best way to help manufacturers.
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Districts Still Unsettled As New York Primary Nears

New York is one of the last remaining states in the country that has yet to redraw its congressional boundaries based on the 2010 census. Lawmakers have tried, and failed, to agree on two seats to eliminate. Meanwhile, a federal judge prepares to release her own political map later this month.
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Monday Is Last Day For D.C. To Switch Political Parties

Monday is the deadline for voters in District to switch political parties in order to vote in April's primary.

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Virginia's Primary May Be Problematic For Front-Runner

Tuesday's Virginia primary -- a two-man contest between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul -- may have created some problems for the front-runner.

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