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Perry Joins McDonnell At Va. Fundraiser

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry is taking a break from early primary states to attend a fundraiser in Virginia today. National Journal Hotline editor Reid Wilson talks about the political climate in the state.

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GOP's Bob Turner Wins Weiner's House Seat In N.Y. Upset

Republicans had reasons to cheer and Democrats to despair Wednesday with the upset special election victory in New York City of a Republican businessman who will complete the congressional term of Anthony Weiner, the Democrat who exited the U.S. House because of a sexting scandal.
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Democrats Suffer 'Demoralizing' Defeats In New York And Nevada

The loss of a special election in New York is being viewed as another sign that voters' unhappiness with President Obama is hurting his fellow Democrats.
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Portion Of Obama Jobs Bill Would Update Schools

President Obama's road trip to push his jobs bill takes him to North Carolina Wednesday. It's the third election battleground state the president has visited in less than a week. He's promoting his plan to prop up the economy with $447 billion in tax cuts and new government spending. Some of that money would go to refurbish outdated school buildings. Obama stressed that idea during a stop in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday.
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Republican Wins N.Y. Democrat Weiner's House Seat

Republicans pulled off an upset in Tuesday's special election in New York City to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner. Bob Turner claimed victory over Democrat David Weprin. Turner framed the result as a referendum on the policies of President Obama.

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Republicans Oppose Obama Call To Pay For Jobs With Taxes

The president's $447 billion jobs bill, which was sent to Congress this week, would end a slew of tax breaks for corporations and those households with annual incomes of more than $250,000. Republicans say there's little chance of Congress accepting the proposal.
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Kaine Rejects GOP Claims About Social Security

Tim Kaine at podium

Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine went on the offensive Tuesday, attacking Republican claims that Social Security needs reforms.

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