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Tea Party Making Moves In Commonwealth

The Tea Party has made its mark on the national political scene as we've seen in recent elections and Congressional negotiations. But recently, the movement is also taking aim in local government affairs in the Commonwealth.

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Balancing Budgets And R&D

With all forms of federal spending under the microscope, spending on scientific research, technology development, and science education is facing deep cuts. In an editorial in the journal Science Congressman Rush Holt argues for keeping research and development as a key part of the federal budget.
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CQ Roll Call: Debate On Job Creation, Senate Passes Bill To Avert Partial FAA Shutdown

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Daily Briefing, gives and analysis of Obama's jobs plan and on a bill that helped prevent a partial FAA shutdown.

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'Shop Talk': Jobs, Poverty, Perry

This week, House Speaker Boehner acknowledged some common ground between his jobs plan and the president's plan, but said Obama's program doesn't quite add up. Also, the U.S. Census Bureau reported the latest poverty figures, and Tyler Perry was reported as the highest paid man in Hollywood.
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Politics And Religion Mix In Presidential Primaries

On Wednesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry invoked stories of Paul to inspire Liberty University students to speak out against Washington politicians. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is also open about her religion. The Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody and Religion Dispatches' Sarah Posner discuss when it's fair game to ask candidates tough questions about faith.
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Political Chat: Boehner's Answer To Jobs Crisis

This week, House Speaker Boehner responded to President Obama's jobs plan; Republicans won both special congressional elections in New York and Nevada; and a former Obama administration member announced her bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. GOP strategist Ron Christie and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker weigh in.
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WaPo's McCartney: Virginia's New Abortion Regulations, Kaine-Allen Poll

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks to WAMU about the new abortion regulations in Virginia and the 2012 Senate race.

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GOP, Obama Want Panel To Find Funds For Jobs Plan

President Obama will send his recommendations regarding his jobs proposal to the supercommittee on Monday. On Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner asked the group not to consider raising taxes to fund a jobs measure.

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