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Rep. Bobby Scott Won't Run For Senate

Rep. Bobby Scott

Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia has decided to stay out of next year's U.S. Senate race. 

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Panel To Take First Steps Toward Deficit Reduction

As Congress returns to work, so do questions about the supercommittee. That's the panel created last month to avert a government default by promising a dramatic deficit reduction plan by Thanksgiving.
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Obama Previews Jobs Plan In Detroit

President Obama is trying to rally public support for the jobs program he'll spell out to Congress later this week. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit Monday, Obama offered a sneak preview of parts of the plan. Labor leaders said they're encouraged by the president's new-found aggressiveness on the jobs front.
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Perry Skips S.C. Tea Party Forum, 5 Others Appear

Five of the top six Republicans running for president spent Labor Day being questioned from the conservative wing of their party. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina — who is a powerful voice in the early voting state, and a Tea Party favorite — organized the forum. Texas Gov. Rick Perry left South Carolina early to deal with raging wildfires in his state.
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California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Returns To Court

On Tuesday, the state Supreme Court will decide if proponents of the initiative have the legal authority, or standing, to pursue an appeal of a ruling that the ban is unconstitutional.
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Obama: Time To End Washington 'Games' Over Jobs

President Obama said congressional Republicans must put their country ahead of their party and vote to create jobs. In a preview of the speech he will deliver to Congress on Thursday, Obama said "the time for Washington games is over" and lawmakers must move quickly on the job front.
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Obama Urges Congressional Action On Jobs

President Obama traveled Monday to Detroit for a Labor Day event. His visit to the union stronghold comes the same week he's expected to address a joint session of Congress describing his plan to create jobs.
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In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions

Republican presidential candidates are taking part in a forum in Columbia, South Carolina, today. Among the panelists asking questions will be Senator — and Tea Party favorite — Jim DeMint.

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