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New Regulations Aimed At Black Lung Disease Appear To Be Stalled

United Mine Workers officials suspect the Obama administration doesn't want to move forward on the new rules during the presidential campaign. The federal mine safety chief says the process takes time.
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Analysis: Support For Expanded Gambling In Maryland Unclear, Polls Show Virginia Still Swinging

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about the latest in expanded gambling in Maryland, and what the latest poll numbers in Virginia mean.

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7 Signals Stolen From The Running Mates' One-Game Playoff

How was the Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan vice presidential debate like a Major League Baseball playoff game? Well, umpires (and moderators) matter, for one. Here's a list.
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What's All This Malarkey About Malarkey?

Malarkey is "meaningless talk, nonsense." Vice President Biden said that's what GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was spreading. Where the word came from is a bit of a mystery.
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Analysis: Obama And Romney Head To Virginia, Prepare For Next Debate

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about Virginia and the latest polling numbers for Obama and Romney.

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Casinos Not An Easy Bet For Local Governments

More jurisdictions are turning to gambling to plug budget holes, but some say the economic benefits are exaggerated.

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White House Insiders On VP Debate

Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan butted heads over everything from Middle East policy to abortion. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks style and substance with two former speechwriters: Paul Orzulak, who helped Biden prepare for last night's debate, and columnist Mary Kate Cary, who worked with the George H.W. Bush administration.
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Consumer Confidence Jumps To Pre-Recession Level, Survey Shows

The rise could spell good news for the economy if it means the crucial holiday shopping season will bring strong sales for retailers. It also might be an indicator of how voters will be feeling when they go to the polls.
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Efforts To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington state weigh in on ballot initiatives that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Federal law, state initiatives and the ongoing debate over legalizing pot.

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Constitution Party Candidate Virgil Goode Makes Small Presence

Former Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode is on the presidential ballot as the Constitution Party candidate, but his name is barely making a splash.

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