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Virginia Senate Passes Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Virginia Republicans passed a controversial bill that will require women to have transabdominal ultrasounds prior to an abortion.

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Fairfax Executive Presents $6.7 Billion Budget

Fairfax County officials have proposed a $6.7 billion budget, a 6 percent increase over last year, buoyed in large part by gains in property values in the county.

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Recall Election Underway In Ward 4 Tuesday

Residents of a Northwest D.C. neighborhood will vote today on a recall election, that could unseat Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Douglas Smith over plans to construct a new Walmart.


Obama Gives Eventual GOP Nominee Taste Of Michigan Campaign Ahead

If Obama president sounded confident, maybe even a bit triumphant, some polling suggested he had good reason to feel upbeat, at least in Michigan. A recent NBC News/Marist poll found the president leading Romney in the state by 18 percentage points and Santorum by 26 points.

A 'New Low'? Romney Has Admitted Voting In Other Party's Primary

Mitt Romney complained that Rick Santorum was encouraging Democrats to influence the outcome of the GOP primary. But he has acknowledged doing that himself in Massachusetts.
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The 2013 House Budget Proposal

House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan releases the 2013 Republican budget plan: what proposed cuts and changes to Medicare signal about fiscal battles ahead.


A Nation Divided: Can We Agree On Anything?

The controversies that divide us — the political, the social and of late, even the Girl Scouts — just keep on coming. Sometimes it's enough to make you wonder how we'll ever resolve our differences. But to do that, conflict mediators say, we must first identify the conflict.

As Michigan Heads To Polls, Romney Buoyed By Santorum Stumbles

Mitt Romney's inability to capitalize on the advantages of a state where his father served as governor and headed an auto company marks the latest, but perhaps most embarrassing, turning point in his tumultuous quest to secure the GOP nomination.

Santorum Could Lose Michigan Vote But Still Gain Delegates

Michigan's demographics and recent polling suggest there is a real possibility that Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney will each get 15 of the state's 30 delegates.