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Obama Phones His Support To Sandra Fluke, Law Student Limbaugh Derided

With it being a general election year and the president counting on getting enough of the women's vote to win re-election, the phone call takes on a bigger meaning. Comforting someone like Fluke who was targeted by Limbaugh for siding with Obama's contraception policy was the kind of symbolic act that could pay dividends for the president come November.
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Michael Mann, From The Trenches Of The 'Climate War'

In his book The Hockey Stick And The Climate Wars, Michael Mann discusses what he calls a well-funded campaign to discredit climate change. He describes efforts by opponents with ties to the fossil fuel industry to harass climate scientists and create doubt about climate change.
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WaPo's McCartney: Who Is Hurt In Virginia's Budget Impasse, Dynamics Of Virginia's GOP Primary

Politics in Virginia have gotten heated in recent weeks, with the state senate at an impasse over the budget and the impending GOP presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

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It's All Politics, March 01, 2012

On the political horizon — ten states, four candidates and one Super Tuesday. Can we expect the GOP delegate puzzle to gain clarity following Super Tuesday or will it remain muddled? NPR's Ron Elving and Neal Carruth dissect the momentum each candidate has going into next week's primaries.
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Ohio Poll: Santorum, Romney Tied Days Ahead Of Super Tuesday

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney appeared locked in a tie for Ohio's Republicans, with the former senator's lead in Ohio shrinking from what it was before the recent Michigan primary which Romney won.
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CQ Roll Call: Snowe Says No To Re-election, Bartlett Receives Request From American Mustache Institute

Two announcements on Capitol Hill this week may help Democratic lawmakers retain control of the U.S. Senate.

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Friday Political Grab Bag: Obama To Israel, Iran - 'I Don't Bluff'

Obama told The Atlantic that he doesn't "bluff" as president of the U.S. when he says he's willing to use the military to stop Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon... Maryland became the eighth state to legalize gay marriage... Virginia approved a controversial anti-abortion bill requiring ultrasound which the governor says he will sign.
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Santorum Upset By Michigan Delegate Decision

The presidential campaign of Rick Santorum is fuming over a decision by Michigan's Republican Party to give both the state's at-large delegates to state-wide winner Mitt Romney. Earlier guidance from the state party suggested that the two delegates would be allocated proportionally.

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