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The Hill: National Gas Policy Fuels Partisan Debate

As the lead-up to the 2012 elections continues, Republicans are trying to pin rising gas prices on the policies of President Obama. Alex Bolton explains the positions on energy being staked out by both parties.

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Romney Wins Michigan Primary In Close Contest

Mitt Romney has won Arizona and, in a close race, his home state of Michigan. But the narrow win there over Rick Santorum may do little to help Romney's chances in upcoming primary states where his poll numbers have already been weak.
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Senate's Snowe To Retire, Boosting Democrats' Bid To Keep Control

Maine elbowed its way onto the national political stage with the surprising news that Sen. Olympia Snowe, the 65-year old, three-term moderate Republican senator, won't run for re-election. From a statement she issued, it appears Washington's partisan bickering just got kind of old for the senator. The news was immediately perceived as a serious setback to GOP hopes to gain Senate control.
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Found Time: How To Spend The 24 Hours Of Leap Day

An extra day. How will you use it? Here are 24 ideas. None of them takes longer than an hour. And if you don't have time to get to everything on the list, don't worry. Maybe in 2016.
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Montgomery County Unions Come Out Against Pension Shift

Union leaders in Montgomery County are almost unanimously against the proposed shift of teacher pension costs from the state to counties, saying the cuts it will force counties to make could be devastating.

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Virginia Senate Passes Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Virginia Republicans passed a controversial bill that will require women to have transabdominal ultrasounds prior to an abortion.

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Fairfax Executive Presents $6.7 Billion Budget

Fairfax County officials have proposed a $6.7 billion budget, a 6 percent increase over last year, buoyed in large part by gains in property values in the county.

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Recall Election Underway In Ward 4 Tuesday

Residents of a Northwest D.C. neighborhood will vote today on a recall election, that could unseat Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Douglas Smith over plans to construct a new Walmart.

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Obama Gives Eventual GOP Nominee Taste Of Michigan Campaign Ahead

If Obama president sounded confident, maybe even a bit triumphant, some polling suggested he had good reason to feel upbeat, at least in Michigan. A recent NBC News/Marist poll found the president leading Romney in the state by 18 percentage points and Santorum by 26 points.

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