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Debate Does Nothing To Derail Romney's 'Kudzu Campaign'

Mitt Romney continued his dogged, incremental pursuit of the White House on Tuesday night, dominating the GOP presidential debate on the economy. The man once touted as his most formidable opponent was barely a factor.
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Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What Candidates Said About The Economy

PolitiFact examines how the GOP candidates' statements on taxes, spending and borrowing rate on the Truth-O-Meter.
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Some Montgomery Co. Dems Pan Maryland Redistricting Plan

Although Democrats state wide stand to benefit from Maryland's proposed redistricting plan, Democrats in Montgomery County aren't so sure they support the new map.

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Cantor: Occupy Wall Street 'More Divisive' Than Tea Party

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) softened his language slightly on the Occupy Wall Street protests this week, although he did still say the protests are "more divisive" than last year's tea party protests. 

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GOP Candidates Take Shots At Cain's Economic Plan

Former pizza chain executive Herman Cain, who's risen to second place in several polls, was the new target for attacks from his Republican rivals at Tuesday night's presidential debate in Hanover, N.H. With his 9-9-9 economic plan, Cain plans to scrap the tax code and replace it with a 9 percent income tax, sales tax and corporate tax.
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Senate Votes To Keep Jobs Bill From Being Debated

The jobs plan President Obama introduced in a special joint session of Congress last month has been killed in a procedural vote in the Senate. Majority Leader Harry Reid could not find the 60 votes needed to begin debate on the $447 billion bill. Democrats are now considering smaller pieces of the package that might get greater support.
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Fact Check: Delving Into The Latest GOP Debate

The Republican presidential candidates made a lot of claims at Tuesday's night debate in Hanover, N.H. Steve Inskeep and Bill Adair, editor of the non-partisan, fact-checking website PolitiFact.com, truth squad the latest GOP debate.
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Famine-Stricken Somalia Suffers From Aid Drought

Humanitarian groups are increasingly worried about the looming budget cuts in U.S. foreign assistance. They argue that lives are at stake in places like the Horn of Africa, which is suffering its worst drought in decades. Raising public and private money for the crisis is a challenge in the current economic environment.

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