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Garagiola To Seek Nomination In Maryland

In the midst of acrimony over Maryland's newly drawn 6th Congressional District, State Sen. Rob Garagiola is expected to seek the Democratic nomination for the seat this week.

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Why The Haves Have So Much

Why has the gap between wealthy and poor Americans gotten wider? Federal tax policy is part of the story. Those at the top of the income ladder have been the biggest beneficiaries of tax cuts over the last three decades, but the biggest change has come in the shape of the economy itself.
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Unions Assume A Support Role For Occupy Movement

Labor unions have found a new ally for their long-time criticism of the country's ultra-wealthy. Around the country, Occupy Wall Street-inspired protests are drawing attention to a message unions have been advancing for years. But unions say they don't want to take over.
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Bachmann: 'I'm The Tea Party Candidate'

The presidential candidate personally responds to a call for her to drop out, accusing Rick Perry's campaign of a "stealth attack."
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Groups That Plan To Lobby The Supercommittee

An NPR review found that more than 600 different groups and corporations say they intend to lobby around the work of the deficit reduction committee.
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Hundreds Try To Influence The Supercommittee

The deficit-cutting supercommittee is the target of intense lobbying efforts. An NPR analysis found that more than 600 separate corporations, trade associations and interest groups have said they intend to lobby around the work of the committee of 12.
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Could Gingrich Be Next GOP Challenger To Surge?

One Republican candidate after another has challenged the front-runner status of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Now former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hopes his consistent message will propel him to the front of the pack in this weekend's Des Moines Register poll.
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Mitt Romney Criticized For Slow Motion, Climate-Change 'Flip Flop'

Mitt Romney drew barbs Friday for his continued shift to the ideological right on the climate change issue. Actually, the criticism for Romney that blew in from both the political right and left came as critics accused him of a full flip flop on global warming.

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