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Assessing Obama's Team Of Rivals

Abraham Lincoln famously put together a "team of rivals" for his Cabinet after the 1860 presidential election. And when Barack Obama stepped into the presidency in 2008, he vowed to do the same. But has his Cabinet really lived up to that? Todd Purdum, Vanity Fair's national editor, offers his insight.
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Moran Focuses On Issues For Tuesday's Primary

Democratic incumbent Jim Moran is trying to fight back a challenge in Virginia's primary on Tuesday against progressive Democrat Bruce Shuttleworth.

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Alexandria Primary Election Heats Up

This Tuesday, voters will be busy with primaries for the United States House and Senate, but one election in Alexandria may be the hottest race on the ballot.

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They Rose In Protest, Now Kansas Arts Groups Cheer

Last year, Kansas became the first state in the nation to completely eliminate arts funding. That started an uproar that pushed Gov. Sam Brownback to restore some funding, but arts organizations still face uncertainty.
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Could 'Taxmageddon' Crisis Create Compromise?

On Jan. 1, trillions of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases — called Taxmageddon — will take effect unless Congress and the White House can agree on a new plan. Many economists say the country will fall back into a recession if it happens. Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin says Congress may actually be "forced to make a decision that affects taxes and spending."
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Accusations, Investigation Follow Intelligence Leaks

The Justice Department has launched an investigation to determine the source of a series of leaks about sensitive intelligence matters. President Obama denied his administration authorized the leaks, but some Senate Republicans accused the White House of deliberately leaking the stories in order to boost the president's national security credentials.
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Licking Their Wounds, Progressives Regroup

Liberal activists gathered this week in Providence for the annual Netroots Nation convention to regroup and re-energize after Democrats lost an effort Tuesday to recall Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

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