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Iowa Senator Investigating FDA Spy Program

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley is continuing his probe of the Food and Drug Administration over what he says was an effort to spy on government employees.

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He's A Long Shot, But Don't Count Huckabee Out

Putting Mike Huckabee on the GOP ticket this year as Mitt Romney's running mate could certainly liven up the presidential race. The former Arkansas governor is likable, experienced and even plays bass. But as someone who claims to focus on conversation, not confrontation, would he go on the attack for Romney?
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Immigration, The Gold Mountain And A Wedding Photo

A new National Archives exhibit charts the stories of 19th and early 20th century immigrants to America through documents and photographs attached to their case files. For one historian, one of these "attachments" turned out to be "like a breakthrough discovery of a lifetime."
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Maryland Gambling Legislation Expected Next Week

A draft of the proposed legislation that would expand gambling in the state of Maryland is expected to emerge some time next week, according to a spokesperson for Gov. Martin O'Malley.

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Deadly Shootings Put Politics In Suspense

The shootings in Aurora, Colo., have silenced politics as usual, at least for the moment. The Romney and Obama campaigns have both pulled their TV ads from the air in Colorado, a state that had the three top political advertising markets in the country this week. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports on a somber day on the campaign trail.
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Romney Sprints Ahead In Race For Cash

President Obama's campaign committee reported more cash-on-hand than Mitt Romney's in Friday's monthly report. But Obama's campaign spending far outstripped fundraising in June. Meanwhile, financial support for Romney has been flowing in from many different places.
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Analysis: Gray's Popularity, Pepco's Grilling, And The Kickoff Of Virginia's Senate Race

There are political stories aplenty in the D.C. area this week. Washington Post columnist Bob McCartney tackles Mayor Gray's polling numbers, Pepco being taken to task, and the high-profile Virginia Senate debate.

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Just How Blind Are Blind Trusts, Anyway?

Mitt Romney, like other candidates before him, has stressed that his investments are in a blind trust. But some trusts are blinder than others.
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Alexandria Officials Seek Election Help

Officials in Alexandra are putting the word out for election officers.

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Movie-Theater Shootings Put Presidential Politics On Hold

The shootings of dozens at a Colorado movie theater led the presidential campaigns to tear up their scripts for Friday and beyond. President Obama cut short a campaign trip to Florida as his campaign and that of Republican Mitt Romney halted ads in Colorado and canceled some appearances.

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