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Pro-Obama SuperPAC Hits Romney On Auto Bailout

Priorities USA Action has unveiled a new ad in Michigan in advance of that state's GOP primary next week. It takes former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to task for opposing the auto industry bailout.

Then There Were ... Still Four: Buddy Roemer Leaves GOP Presidential Race

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer seems to have hit on how to get noticed in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination: drop out of the race. Or, more specifically, redouble his efforts by switching to the nascent "Americans Elect" movement while seeking the Reform Party nomination.

Previewing The High-Stakes Michigan Primary

Some analysts are calling the GOP primary in Michigan a do-or-die state for Mitt Romney, who grew up in the suburbs of Detroit and whose father was a popular governor in the state. NPR's Ken Rudin and NPR's Don Gonyea discuss the Michigan primary.
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GovExec: The Shrinking Federal Workforce In D.C. And Nationwide

More than a quarter of workers in the D.C. area work for some branch of government. What would it mean if the federal workforce continues to shrink as it has recently?

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Virginia Lawmakers Divided On Obama's 2013 Budget

Responses to President Obama's 2013 budget proposal in Virginia were predictably divided along party lines, but closer analysis shows that it presents a mixed bag for the commonwealth.


As Polls Tighten, Michigan Voters Weigh Importance Of Social Issues

Mitt Romney has cut deeply into the substantial lead Rick Santorum held earlier this month. Romney's campaign and superPAC are flooding the airwaves with attacks on Rick Santorum.

Presidential Hopefuls Blame Gas Prices On Obama

Gasoline prices are up nearly 20 cents from a month ago. High prices at the pumps could turn into a liability for President Obama — if Republicans have their way. The White House insists its policies are not to blame.

Santorum's Social Issues Resonate With Mich. Voters

Polling reveals the Republican presidential contest in Michigan is tightening dramatically. One of the keys to success in next Tuesday's primary is appealing to blue-collar Republican voters.