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On The Trail In Iowa, The 'Death Tax' Gets New Life

Republican candidates — from presidential nominee Mitt Romney on down the ticket — have been attacking the estate tax as harmful to family farmers who want to pass on land to their children. But experts say that concern may be overblown.
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Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate Bump

Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., hosts the third and final presidential debate Monday. In the year since Lynn snagged the debate, its 2,000 students have watched a quiet campus turn into a hotbed of activity.
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Maryland Gaming Expansion Ads Target Undecided Voters

Polls show Maryland voters evenly split on the issue of gambling expansion in the state.

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McGovern Legacy Offers More Than A Lost Presidency

Former Sen. George McGovern died Sunday morning. He was best known as the Democratic Party's ill-fated nominee against President Nixon in 1972, a textbook case of how not to run for the White House. Even so, as a proud liberal, McGovern was an inspiration to many political figures. He was 90.
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McGovern's Candidacy Inspired New Wave Of Voters

The liberal senator from conservative South Dakota lost the 1972 presidential race to Richard Nixon by a landslide, carrying only Massachusetts. But his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War were embraced by a new generation of voters. McGovern died on Sunday. He was 90 years old.

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Sen. George McGovern Dies

Sen. George McGovern lost the 1972 presidential bid to Richard Nixon yet inspired a new generation of voters with his candidacy and opposition to the Vietnam War. A family spokesman told the AP McGovern died Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., surrounded by family and friends. He was 90.
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Turns Out, There Are Rules For The Debates. Lots

Both the Romney and Obama campaigns agreed to a laundry list of rules for the debates. That "Memorandum of Understanding" is 21 pages long and covers everything from air conditioning to props. Whether the candidates obey the rules is another story.

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