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

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In Jobs Debate, GOP Targets 'Regulatory Burdens'

As President Obama prepares to present his plan to boost employment, House GOP leaders are promising a competing jobs program — one that would repeal or weaken what they call job-killing regulations, especially on the environment.
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More Than 100 Arrested Protesting Oil Pipeline

A Maryland state senator and more than 100 other people were arrested in front of the White House for protesting a proposal to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

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House GOP: Approval Of Special Olympics Torch Run Trumps Obama Address

House Republicans say no to Obama's address Wednesday night, and yes to the "Civilian Service Recognition Act" and Special Olympics torch run contemplation.
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Jobs Data Cast Pall Over Obama's Upcoming Speech

Friday's dismal jobs report raises the stakes for President Obama as he prepares to unveil a new jobs plan next week. So far, Republicans in Congress have shown little interest in the president's proposals. And the economic slowdown suggests that political gridlock has a growing price tag.
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Obama Withdraws Suggested EPA Changes

President Obama is withdrawing proposed Environmental Protection Agency changes to national smog standards. The president said a science review is underway on the current ozone standard — and rules will be reconsidered in 2013. Needless to say, environmentalists aren't happy.
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In Florida, Romney Looks To Outshine His Rivals

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday opened his Florida campaign headquarters. The state is likely to play a key role in the GOP nominating process. To do well there, Romney has to do well with one of the nation's fastest-growing groups — Hispanics.
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In Florida, Romney Looks To Outshine His Rivals

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday opened his Florida campaign headquarters. The state is likely to play a key role in the GOP nominating process. To do well there, Romney has to do well with one of the nation's fastest-growing groups — Hispanics.
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Cheney: I'd Still Like To Know Why Palin Quit As Governor

"I've never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska in mid-term," former Vice President Dick Cheney said today when asked about fellow Republican Sarah Palin and her suitability for national office.
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CQ Roll Call: Congress' Partisan Tone and Obama's Job Speech

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of this week's top news on Capitol Hill, as Congress comes back into session and President Barack Obama prepares his jobs speech.

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