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Romney Stumbles While Speaking In N.H.

New Hampshire voters will either catapult Mitt Romney securely onto the path to the Republican presidential nomination or undercut the air of inevitability surrounding his campaign. The former Massachusetts governor has been anticipating a catapult. But Monday, he stumbled.
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White House Chief Of Staff Daley Steps Down

Daley, who became chief of staff one year ago, was replaced by Budget Director Jack Lew. President Obama said Daley did "extraordinary work."
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Op-Ed: For Candidates, Private-Public Line Blurry

Politicians often reveal personal stories on the campaign trail. But those revelations often draw criticism from opponents. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat says politicians can and should contest the critiques, but that many have lost the right to complain about them.
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Demystifying The Role Of Political Independents

Approximately 40 percent of U.S. voters identify as independents, giving them considerable clout with political candidates. Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page and George W. Bush campaign strategist Daron Shaw discuss who makes up the independent electorate, and if its influence is sometimes overstated.
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Fairfax County Seeking New County Executive

Fairfax County is looking for a new county executive, and a nationwide search for candidates is underway. Current County Executive Anthony Griffin will retire in April.

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CQ Roll Call: Congress Collaboration For State Of The Union, Blankley's Remembrance On The Hill

As bitter partisanship continues on the Hill, some members are attempting to expand their vision for collaboration for this year’s State of the Union.
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Even Before N.H. Primary, Romney Seems To Be Looking Ahead To General Election

On Tuesday night, New Hampshire voters could catapult Mitt Romney securely onto the path of the Republican nomination, or they could undercut the air of inevitability surrounding his campaign. The former Massachusetts governor is clearly expecting the catapult.
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Over Wine And Doughnuts, N.H. Women Get Heated Over Primary Vote

Six women in Derry, N.H., talk with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep about the economy, federal spending and who's the biggest flip-flopper in Tuesday's GOP primary.
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Making It Easier To File Federal Taxes

A University of Maryland law professor is arguing that it's not just the tax code that needs to be changed -- but also the method of filing taxes each year.

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Setting The Date For A Special Election

The District will have to hold a special election to replace former council member Harry  Thomas Jr., but current council members don't necessarily agree about when that special election should be held. 

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