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Job Market Could Help Obama's Election Stock

All kinds of companies were hiring last month. U.S. employers added 243,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent. Experts are cautiously optimistic, but the boost in hiring may give the president extra momentum going into November.

'Buffett Rule' Becomes A Bill, And Congress Bickers

President Obama wants Congress to end certain tax breaks for the very wealthy. In response, Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would require those earning $1 million annually to pay no less than 30 percent in taxes. The bill faces Republican opposition, and is likely to be an election year issue.

Nevada A Safe Bet For Romney And Start Of Likely Bad Month For Rivals

Nevada is, in part, such friendly territory for Romney because of its place in the Mormon Corridor, a group of states fanning out from Utah which, besides Nevada, include Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho and southern California with significant populations of Romney's fellow Mormons.

Voting Heads West: A Nevada Republican Presidential Caucus Primer

While hotels along the Vegas Strip are full of Super Bowl fans and convention attendees this weekend, another event will be playing out Saturday at more than 100 locations across the state. Nevada's Republican presidential caucuses will be taking place, and mostly in low-key places.

Republican Contenders Take Pitches To Nevada

Republican candidates are campaigning across the state ahead of Saturday's caucuses. The state looks much different than it did four years ago — today it leads the country in home foreclosures, personal bankruptcies and unemployment.

Week In Politics: Unemployment Rate, Primaries

Audie Cornish talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the new unemployment figures and the presidential primary race.

Can Komen Recover From Controversy?

The breast cancer organization has suffered one of the worst public relations disasters in recent memory. Komen relies heavily on positive associations with its cause, but restoring its luster will be quite a task.
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WaPo's McCartney: Virginia Senate Passes Ultrasound Before Abortion Law, O'Malley's Tax Hikes Face Skepticism

Virginia lawmakers are aiming to limit abortion rights with a new legislation, while O'Malley's proposed tax hikes will take a toll on the wallets of wealthy Maryland residents.