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Romney's Hard Line On U.S. Auto Industry Good For Primary But Trouble Beyond

In a state so auto-industry dependent, it would seem dubious to call for GM and Chrysler to go through the regular bankruptcy process with all their uncertainties and pain. Experts inside and outside the industry at the time and since said bankruptcies would have meant millions of jobs lost. But Romney's position could appeal to many Michigan conservatives who opposed the bailouts.

Can Congress Ever Restore Payroll Taxes To Their Usual Levels?

What was once considered a normal rate will now be considered a tax hike. Reverting to the status quo is now politically dicey. That could affect Social Security's financing over the long haul.

Rick Santorum Faces Off With Occupy Movement At Campaign Event

The Republican presidential candidate said the movement represents "true intolerance."

Digging Deeper Into Obama's 2013 Budget

President Obama laid out his proposed federal budget for 2013 at a community college in Virginia on Monday. The $ 3.8 trillion plan calls for new government spending, including stimulus-style spending on roads. It also seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade

Obama Promotes Job Training At Community College

President Obama unveiled his fiscal 2013 budget at Northern Virginia Community College Monday. His proposal includes $8 billion for community colleges to partner with businesses to provide training in job skills that are in demand. Students there were pleased to hear the president call for more support for their type of school.

Study: 1.8 Million Dead People Still Registered To Vote

A new report finds that about one in eight U.S. voter registrations are invalid or inaccurate. While there are few documented cases of voter fraud, the study finds that cooperation among states could improve the accuracy of voter registration lists nationwide.

Despite Vote, Judicial Nomination On Hold

The Senate voted to end the judicial filibuster of Judge Adalberto Jordan's nomination to the 11th Circuit federal appeals court. But one Republican senator, angry at President Obama's recent recess appointments, has blocked a final vote, insisting that the Senate engage in 30 more hours of talk, the legal limit after cloture is invoked.