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No Way She'll Run For Senate In 2016, Michelle Obama Says

Of course, another Democratic first lady — Hillary Rodham Clinton — also once ruled out getting into politics herself. Soon after, she was elected to the Senate. But Obama says she's "absolutely not" interested in a political career of her own.
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Hmmm. The 2012 Election Reminds Me Of Something

We asked political scientists a simple question: Which presidential election in American history most resembles the coming contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney? The answers include a recent contest — but also the race that became the biggest electoral landslide in history.
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Frederick Republican Blaine Young Eyes Governor's Office

Blaine Young, the conservative president of the Frederick County Commission, has signaled his intention to run for the office of governor, filing with the Maryland Board of Elections.

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Dire Predictions Amid Another Looming Fiscal Battle

The Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of the year, along with the payroll tax break; the nation's borrowing authority bumps against its limit; and huge mandatory spending cuts — half targeting defense — are set to kick in. All this could trigger another recession, but Congress is unlikely to do much about it until after November's election.
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Texas Senate Hopefuls Woo Republicans Of All Stripes

Three major Republican candidates are vying to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who's retiring after serving for nearly 20 years. The front-runner is the state's lieutenant governor, who's backed by the GOP establishment. Challenging him are a Tea Party conservative and a former mayor of Dallas.

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