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5 Things You May Not Know About Rick Santorum

You may know that Santorum is a self-described "champion of faith and families, a defender of the taxpayer and a believer in American Exceptionalism." But there may be a few things you don't know.
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CQ Roll Call: Lawmakers Still At Odds On Payroll Tax Cuts

House Republicans are holding up a deal on the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance extensions after a deal seemed imminent last week. 

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Two Weeks Before Caucuses, Many Iowans Still Wavering

The race may feel more fluid than usual this year, but just as many caucus-goers were undecided this late in the game four years ago.
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Virginia Lieutenant Governor Eyes New Power

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling is gearing up for a busy 2012, given his newly vital role as the tie-breaking vote in the Virginia Senate.

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GOP Voters Undecided Heading Into Iowa Caucuses

With just about two weeks to go before the Iowa caucuses, polls show a majority of likely caucus-goers still have an open mind about which Republican candidate to support for president. What information will they use to make up their mind, and how will they reach a final decision?
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Fight Over Extending Payroll Tax Cut Flares Up Again

House Republicans are rejecting a bipartisan compromise approved overwhelmingly by the Senate Saturday. The deal would have extended the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits through February.
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Van Hollen Opposes Saving Defense Department From Budget Cuts

Republicans are stepping up efforts to protect the Pentagon from budget cuts, but Rep. Chris Van Hollen says that won't help the economic situation at all.
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Virginia Republicans Wait To Weigh In On GOP Candidates

Virginia Republicans have to wait two months before they can weigh in on the GOP race for the White House.
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Run Against Gingrich? Cooter From 'Dukes' Did

You might remember Ben Jones as Cooter the mechanic on The Dukes of Hazzard, but Jones also spent two terms in Congress. In 1994, he faced off against a very interesting opponent: current Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich.

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