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How Does Mitt Romney Stop Rick Santorum's Rise?

The latest threat to Mitt Romney's front-runner status in the Republican presidential field is Rick Santorum, who is tied with Romney in national polls. Ads from the Romney team define Santorum as a friend of K Street, but the former U.S. senator's conservative credentials may help him with Republican primary voters.

Elie Wiesel Shines Spotlight On Romney Over Controversial Mormon Practice

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel's name and those of his father and grandfather appeared on a list used to select people for posthumous Mormon baptisms. Wiesel is calling on Mitt Romney to use his stature as perhaps the nation's most prominent Mormon to condemn the practice. Romney has not commented.

Obama's Manufacturing Push Meets Skepticism From Experts

Obama has proposed using the tax code to create incentives for manufacturers to create jobs in the U.S. rather than abroad. Rick Santorum, who is running for the Republican presidential nomination, has also proposed tax-based incentives for manufacturers. But it's worth noting that some economists see risks in politicians and other policymakers making such a big fuss over manufacturing.
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Alexandria Waterfront Zoning Put On Hold

The Fat Lady has yet to sing for the Alexandria waterfront plan, as the proposal has been put on hold, at least for the time being.


Obama Hails Master Lock For Bringing Jobs Home

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin on Wednesday. He toured the Master Lock plant, which has recently brought manufacturing jobs back to the US from China. The plant is running at full capacity for the first time in more than a decade.

Congress Close To Extending Payroll Tax Break

Congressional Republicans have backed away from a showdown with President Obama over a popular payroll tax holiday.