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More Work And Support Needed On Transportation Bill

Despite passing the House, Republicans are having a hard time selling a bill that would open up Virginia's coast to offshore drilling in order to fund transportation.

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Santorum Shows He'll Fire Back In Michigan Ad Wars

Unlike the other GOP candidates who've emerged to take on Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and the superPAC supporting him seem to have the resources to fight back. The battle is taking place on the airwaves in Michigan, which along with Arizona holds its primary Feb. 28.
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Week In News: Payroll Tax Cut, China VP Visit

In a victory for the White House, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed an extension of the payroll tax cut on Friday after weeks of refusal. Host Mary Louise Kelly speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the political reasoning behind the vote.
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Maryland House Votes To Legalize Gay Marriage

Prospects for same-sex marriage in Maryland just got brighter Friday as the Maryland House passed a bill to legalize it.

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Romney To Relive Olympic Glory As Campaign Grasps For Gold

Utah is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, which Mitt Romney claims credit for rescuing. While the attention could help Romney's recently struggling presidential campaign, Democrats are just now raising questions about Romney's widely lauded stewardship of the games.
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Congress Passes Extension Of Payroll Tax Cut

Both houses of Congress approved an extension of President Obama's signature payroll tax cut through the end of the year, two weeks before the actual deadline.
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Santorum Picks Up Momentum In Michigan

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum gained two endorsements on Friday, including one from Ohio's attorney general who had previously supported Mitt Romney. Santorum and former Massachusetts governor Romney are campaigning in Michigan ahead of its Feb. 28 primary.
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Crumbs May Soon Dry Up For New York Subway Rats

Eating on the subway is legal in New York City, but a state lawmaker wants to change that. He says banning food could help control the rat population. The city's transit chief isn't keen on the plan, and not all riders like the idea, either.

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