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Gov. Perry Cut Funds For Women's Health In Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry likes to hold out the Lone Star State as a model — his vision for the country. But while Texas' growing economy has been a reliable jobs producer, the state's health care system is straining. Many family planning clinics that help serve the large numbers of uninsured in Texas have seen cuts. One supporter calls it a "war on birth control."

Does Buffett Rule Add Up For Obama Deficit Plan?

The president's proposal targets the superrich that billionaire investor Warren Buffett says should pay more in taxes. Buffett points out that he pays a lower rate than his secretary. Some economists argue, however, that high tax rates won't be enough to fix the deficit.
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D.C. Area Democrats Praise Obama's Plan

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Democrats from around the D.C. region are praising President Obama's plan to raise taxes on millionaires and close tax loopholes.


Will Tough Talk On Immigration Repel Latino Voters?

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A divide over immigration policy has already emerged among the Republicans running for president. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a favorite of conservatives overall, is getting criticism for being too moderate when it comes to immigration. But the issue could hurt the GOP in the general election.

Tax Winners And Losers Under Obama's Deficit Plan

If enacted, President Obama's deficit-reduction plan would increase tax revenues by about $1.5 trillion over the coming decade. The wealthiest taxpayers could see significantly higher taxes, but the vast majority of Americans would pay less, at least through 2012.
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Trial For D.C. Activists Postponed

A judge has postponed the trial for eight D.C. voting rights activists arrested outside the Capitol in April, offering criticism of the government and police.


Obama Releases Deficit Plan

Before heading to the United Nations meeting Monday afternoon, President Obama released his plan to get control of the federal deficit.