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Op-Ed: Get Out Of Your Political Comfort Zone

Online news, blogs and social media tools have made it easier to weed out sources that don't reflect one's own political views. In an election season, consumers may be more tempted to stay within their media "echo chambers." If that's your habit, columnist Danny Heitman urges you to reconsider.
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Florida GOP Primary Let Romney Show Skill In Political Knife Fight

One big question about Romney was whether he would be able, if he became the nominee, to stand toe-to-toe with Obama on the presidential debate stage, especially after some gaffes (think the $10,000 wager or "I'm running for office, for Pete's sake.")
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Poll: Half Of Marylanders Support Gay Marriage

With the governor of Maryland contemplating legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, a recent poll found that half of Maryland residents support it, the highest result yet recorded.

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How SuperPACs Are 'Gaming' The 2012 Campaign

Journalist Joe Hagan says the upcoming election will be "the ugliest campaign ever." He details how superPACs have changed the election game, bringing an unprecedented flood of outside money to fund opposition research and negative ads.
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Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.

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The Slimary Process: Is This The Nastiest Race Ever?

The prolonged procedure of picking a Republican presidential candidate just gets nastier and nastier. One man maligns another; the victim viciously bites back. And everybody piles on President Obama. A look at why this primary season has taken on a noticeably negative chill.
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D.C. Housing Agency Fires Staffer After Reports Of Misspent Funds

D.C.'s housing agency has fired and employee and District officials are now launching an investagion after allegations that a local nonprofit misspent millions of dollars in affordable housing funds. 

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