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Palin Offers No Clues On Presidential Ambitions

The former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee addressed a Tea Party rally in Iowa on Saturday. She criticized both President Obama and Republican presidential candidates, but said nothing about her own plans to run, despite her cheering supporters.
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Cardin: Spending Cuts Must Address Jobs

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.)

The zero-growth job numbers released Friday have Democrats and Republicans scrambling to spur job growth -- and point the blame.

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As It Returns, Congress Has Full Plate

Congress returns to Washington this week after taking most of August off. On tap this week: Twelve budget bills, a possible fight over a roads bill, a meeting of a new "supercommittee" to cut the budget deficit. To start it off: a jobs speech by President Obama to a rare, joint session.
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GOP Candidates Hit Campaign Trail

The latest on President Obama's campaign as well as those of his many GOP challengers, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
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SuperPACs, Explained (By Stephen Colbert's Lawyer)

The TV comic's political action committee — Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow — is just one of hundreds of outside groups legally allowed to make "unlimited independent expenditures" in the 2012 presidential race. But the people who run those groups are increasingly close to the candidates themselves.
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Restrictions On SuperPACs Not Super Clear

There's a superPAC supporting every major presidential candidate; Texas Gov. Rick Perry has three. Rules from the Federal Election Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission aim to keep the superPACs operating independently, but the rules' implementation is not clear-cut.

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress to talk about the economy and his jobs creation plan.

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