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Obama Picks North Carolina To Win Men's Basketball Championship

After two years of going with the wrong team to win it all, President Obama is counting on North Carolina — the team he correctly picked to win the 2009 NCAA men's basketball championship — to end up No. 1 this year.

Santorum Gains Momentum As GOP Slog Continues

Rick Santorum racked up two wins in the South, Newt Gingrich vowed to stay in the race until Tampa, and Mitt Romney failed to put doubts about his candidacy to rest.

After Santorum Wins, Romney Hopes To Regain Edge

Rick Santorum racked up victories in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, again denying Mitt Romney the mantle of inevitability he has sought for weeks. Romney will be favored in the next big contest in Illinois, but he'll have a long wait before being able to deliver a knockout blow to his rivals.

Obama Wins Backing Of AFL-CIO

On Tuesday, President Obama received the endorsement of the nation's largest organized labor organization, the AFL-CIO. Collective bargaining has been under attack in several states, which has drained union resources. But labor leaders say that's made them more determined than ever to keep Obama in the White House.

Rick Santorum Sweeps Southern Primaries

It was a big night for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. He won the primaries in Mississippi and Alabama. Mitt Romney was running third in both states.

Analysis: Why It's Time For Newt Gingrich To Say Good Night

Rick Santorum, who won the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday, has proven himself the conservatives' favored alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.

Santorum Asks Conservatives To Pull Together

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum won Republican primaries in Mississippi and Alabama Tuesday night. The victories underscore his appeal with the conservative base of the Republican Party.

Transportation Bill Gathers Bipartisan Support

The Senate is on the verge of passing a highway bill. It would spend more than $100 billion on the nation's roads in two years. The bill is expected to pass with bi-partisan support. But it's had an unusual and controversial path.
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The Hill: The Federal Transportation Bill -- Will It Pass, What Does It Mean For Federal Workers

The Senate is poised to pass a bipartisan federal transportation bill, which could have some serious implications for federal workers.