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Rubio's Veep Prospects Could Be Fueling Boycott Of GOP Debate

After a dispute between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Univision, the senator's friends called for a boycott of the network's January presidential debate. Five candidates have so far agreed.
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In Texas, Perry Has Little Say In 'Ultimate Justice'

As the longest-serving governor of Texas, Rick Perry has overseen the application of the death penalty more than any other U.S. governor — 236 times, and counting. But Perry actually has little to do with the mechanics of capital punishment in his state. And, some criminal justice reformers say, he's anything but a hang-'em-high governor.
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Connie Shultz Steps Away From Cleveland Column

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz resigned from The Plain Dealer after writing for the Cleveland newspaper for 18 years. She is married to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and she has said that she's concerned about conflicts of interest.
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Christie's Out And States Move Primaries Up

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he will not run for the Republican nomination for president in the 2012 election. And South Carolina and Florida have moved up their primaries.
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Rick Perry Raised $17 Million In Partial 3rd Qtr After Entering GOP Race Late

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's poll number may be sagging, but his campaign is flush with cash. Perry's campaign says it raised more than $17 million in the third quarter.Perry entered the Republican presidential primary race in mid August with just 49 days left before the quarterly filing deadline. But in that short time he's shot to the top of the money race.
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Not Expecting Much From Deficit Super Committee

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National Journal Daily's Matthew Cooper doesn't think the deficit-cutting super committee will get the job done, nor does he think the fallout would be as bad as people think.

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The Hill: Senate Votes On Obama's Jobs Bill, Bernanke On Capitol Hill

President Obama's jobs bill was put to an early test int eh Senate this week as Republicans forced a vote on the measure. 

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Christie Out, Perry Down ... Obama An Underdog?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently announced that he will not enter the White House race. Texas Governor Rick Perry's poll numbers have tumbled, especially after reports showed him and his family frequenting a hunting camp with a controversial name. President Obama's poll numbers slipped to the point where he declared himself an underdog in the 2012 election. Also, a new report gives clues as to how restrictive voter laws might impact the elections. Michel Martin speaks with Ron Christie, a former assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Corey Ealons, a former staffer for President Obama.

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