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Roughing Up Rice: GOP Senators Play The Personal And Political

History suggests that Susan Rice will be confirmed, if nominated for secretary of state. But some Republicans may be focusing on her statements about Benghazi to discredit the Obama administration. Here's a look at that possibility, and what else might be part of the Capitol Hill wrangling.
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Who Is Susan Rice?

Rice is young, ambitious and accomplished, with an eye on becoming secretary of state. But she is now embroiled in a lingering controversy over what she knew and what she said in the days after September's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. A look at Rice's career.
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Analysis: Bolling's Exit Sets Up 'Clash Of The Titans'

National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson breaks down the predicted Virginia governors' race after the announcement from Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling that he will not seek the GOP nomination for the seat.

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Election 2013: A Virginia GOP Shake-up

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) announced today that he's suspending his campaign for governor in 2013. We examine what this means for the election and the future of his party.

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Milk: Symbol Of Purity, Symbol Of Conflict

Our complicated relationship with milk may make images of this week's EU dairy farmers' protest more powerful than, say, if they sprayed police with water. For much of human history, says historian Deborah Valenze, we've wavered between reverence and revulsion for the stuff.
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Romney To Have Lunch With Obama At The White House Thursday

It will be the 2012 contenders' first meeting since the presidential election. President Obama had previously said he hoped to work with his Republican challenger on some issues.
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Bolling Will Not Seek GOP Bid For Virginia Governor

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has decided not to seek the Republican Party's nomination for governor of the state in 2013, but he left the door open to run as an independent candidate.

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AIDS Activists Stage Naked Demonstration In Boehner's Office

Several naked protesters staged a demonstration in House Speaker John Boehner's personal office yesterday, urging the lawmaker to work to avoid potential budget cuts to support programs for those with HIV and AIDS.

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