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Why Compromise Is A Bad Word In Politics

Why do voters want leaders who are adaptable, but detest those who don't stick to their guns? Social science research indicates voters want compromise but only when the other side is caving in.
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Laws Boosting Business Pass Virginia Assembly

A budget continues to elude the Commonwealth, but a slate of business-friendly provisions passed through Virginia's General Assembly to the delight of business advocates.

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Stakes Rise In Virginia After Failure To Pass Budget

The Virginia legislative session ended on Saturday, leaving the commonwealth without a budget for the first time since 2001. The implications, experts say, could be far-reaching.


Even For Romney, Delegate Math Still A Problem

While Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney argues that his opponents have no realistic shot at winning enough delegates to secure the nomination, the same could eventually be true for Romney if a four-way race continues. NPR takes a look at the latest delegate numbers.

Hey, Y'all: Why Romney Might Just Win In The South

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's on-the-trail efforts in Mississippi and Alabama may look awkward, but his money and organization could translate to wins on Tuesday.

GOP Candidates Make Last-Minute Appeals In South

Mississippi and Alabama hold Republican primaries on Tuesday. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney scheduled a last-minute campaign event in Mobile, where he appeared on stage with the comedian Jeff Foxworthy. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich both addressed an energy summit in Biloxi.

Presidential Speeches: Sound And (Partisan) Fury, Signifying Not Much

Presidential speeches are often the rhetorical equivalent of the old and discredited medical practice of bleeding patients; not doing much good in most cases, definitely harmful in many others.
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Maryland Considers Smoking Ban In Kid-Laden Cars

Maryland lawmakers will take another look Monday at a bill that would ban smoking in cars with children less than 8 years old in the vehicle.