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Was Florida Debate A Game Changer For Candidates?

Republican strategist Alex Vogel explains how he thinks Monday's Republican debate in Florida may influence the 2012 race for the presidential nomination. Former Vice President Al Gore, who was invoked in the debate, also weighs in on the unfolding 2012 race.
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White House's Haste On Solar Firm Loan Creates Political Headaches

Washington Post reporters obtained emails that suggest that White House officials did push the Office of Management and Budget harder than OMB officials would've liked to speedily review Solyndra's application to keep on schedule an official groundbreaking event featuring Vice President Biden.
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Perry Joins McDonnell At Va. Fundraiser

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry is taking a break from early primary states to attend a fundraiser in Virginia today. National Journal Hotline editor Reid Wilson talks about the political climate in the state.

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GOP's Bob Turner Wins Weiner's House Seat In N.Y. Upset

Republicans had reasons to cheer and Democrats to despair Wednesday with the upset special election victory in New York City of a Republican businessman who will complete the congressional term of Anthony Weiner, the Democrat who exited the U.S. House because of a sexting scandal.
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Democrats Suffer 'Demoralizing' Defeats In New York And Nevada

The loss of a special election in New York is being viewed as another sign that voters' unhappiness with President Obama is hurting his fellow Democrats.
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Portion Of Obama Jobs Bill Would Update Schools

President Obama's road trip to push his jobs bill takes him to North Carolina Wednesday. It's the third election battleground state the president has visited in less than a week. He's promoting his plan to prop up the economy with $447 billion in tax cuts and new government spending. Some of that money would go to refurbish outdated school buildings. Obama stressed that idea during a stop in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday.
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Republican Wins N.Y. Democrat Weiner's House Seat

Republicans pulled off an upset in Tuesday's special election in New York City to replace former congressman Anthony Weiner. Bob Turner claimed victory over Democrat David Weprin. Turner framed the result as a referendum on the policies of President Obama.

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