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Bachmann's N.H. Campaign Staff Quits

The campaign of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann suffered the latest in a series of setbacks this week: Her paid New Hampshire campaign staff resigned en masse on Thursday. Bachmann has argued that the Iowa caucuses are the centerpiece of her primary strategy. But the announcement follows the departures of several high-profile campaign staffers, the closure of a campaign office in northern Virginia and a weak Federal Election Commission filing last weekend.
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Reporter Raises Questions About Rubio's Background

Robert Siegel speaks to Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia about Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's background — and why it is being questioned.
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Edwards Not On Board With Maryland Redistricting

Legal challenges are on the way for Maryland's new Congressional district map, but one of its biggest opponents doesn't plan on getting involved.

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Bachmann Once Prosecuted Tax Evaders For The IRS

Perhaps more than any other Republican running for president this year, Michele Bachmann has railed against taxes. She says they're too high, and that the current tax code should be repealed. She also worked for the IRS office in St. Paul, Minn., for more than four years as a prosecutor. "The first rule of war," she says, "is know your enemy."
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Gas Tax On Annapolis' Agenda In 2012

Congressional redistricting in Maryland sparked fireworks in the Maryland General Assembly, but the issue will pale in comparison to what is looming.

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Vying For Influence In Fairfax County

All members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are up for reelection next month, and campaign finance documents show that many are vying for influence.

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Top Stories: Questions In Libya; Rangers Win; Jobs Bill Blocked

One day after Moammar Gadhafi's death, Libya is celebrating. But questions persist over exactly how he died — and how to bury him. And the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals are tied in the World Series, 1-1.
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Senate Kills Pared-Back $35 Billion Jobs Bill

President Obama first called on Congress to pass his whole jobs bill. When that failed, he started calling on lawmakers to pass it piece by piece. The measure rejected by the Senate Thursday night was aimed at helping state and local governments avoid laying off teachers and firefighters.

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