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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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Ohio's Upcoming 'Issue 2' Vote Carries Larger Political Implications

The pitched political battle pitting public workers unions against Republican budget-cutters is in its final stages in Ohio. Voters will cast ballots on Nov. 8 that could repeal the law that severely limits collective bargaining in the Buckeye State.
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Gadhafi Death Highlights GOP Foreign Policy Gap

With the economy dominating the political debate, Republican candidates have given little attention to foreign policy in their effort to take on Obama next year. But events in Libya suggest they may need to compete with the president on defense and security issues.
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In Iowa, Mitt Romney Makes His Presence Known

The former Massachusetts governor's current run for the White House hasn't included a big presence in the state. On Thursday, he returned for the first time since the summer, declaring, "I will be here again and again."

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