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Betting Big On Santorum, Donor's Motives A Mystery

While some of the mega-donors to the presidential superPACs have understandable self-interest or are frequent political givers, Louisiana businessman and oil industry executive William Doré is an enigmatic figure. He's given $1.5 million to the superPAC supporting Rick Santorum, but why?
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Maryland Lawmakers Continue Working On Budget Agreement

The Maryland General Assembly held a special weekend session in an effort to hammer out a budget agreement ahead of a Monday evening's deadline.


Congressional Races, Strategies Take Shape

With a lull in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, it's a good time to take a look at the campaign for control of the House of Representatives, which controls the federal budget. Host Scott Simon talks to American Enterprise Institute's Norm Ornstein about congressional races.

Obama Makes A Pitch To Working Women

President Obama says the disappointing jobs numbers from March show that more needs to be done to strengthen economic security. He addressed the numbers during a White House conference on women in the economy. NPR's Scott Horsley explains the president is making an aggressive appeal to women as part of his re-election campaign.

Partisan Fight For Female Vote Uses Monthly Jobs Report As Weapon

Disappointing jobs numbers reinforced a vexing trend that has shown up in the Labor Department data for months. During the current recovery, women have failed to regain jobs at anything near a rate comparable to men. It's a potential political problem for the president which the GOP would like to exploit.

In General Election Ads, It's Game On Over Gas Prices

The Republican primaries may not officially be over, but political ads have moved on to the general election. With gas prices dominating discussion, President Obama's campaign released a TV ad this week defending the president's energy policy and directly attacking GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.

When It Comes To Delegates, Santorum May Have A Math Problem

While it is technically true that Mitt Romney has not yet reached the halfway mark to the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination, the math underlying the remaining contests sets up a glide path for him and a stone wall for Rick Santorum.
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New Fairfax County Executive To Be Announced Tuesday

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will announce the replacement of county executive Tony Griffin during their meeting on Tuesday.