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Romney Campaigns In Conservative Parts Of Colorado

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Houston Wednesday to address a convention of the NAACP. On Tuesday, he was in Colorado, one of the most hotly contested swing states. Romney, who unexpectedly lost to Rick Santorum in the Colorado caucuses earlier this year, is working to shore up support among the GOP base

Obama Tells Iowa Voters He'll Help The Middle Class

President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are hitting the campaign trail hard this week. On Tuesday, the president was campaigning in Iowa — the state that helped to launch his White House bid in 2008. He told supporters in Iowa he wants a second term in order to finish what he started.

Episode 385: How Good Governments Go Bad

As citizens lose trust in their lawmakers, they jockey for special treatment — and often get it. That just compounds the problem, argues University of Chicago economist Luigi Zingales.
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Analysis: Federal Cuts Unlikely To Be Addressed Before November

The D.C. region is affected more than most by the $55 billion in automatic defense cuts set to take effect next year. Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill, doesn't see any solution emerging before the election.


Obama, Romney Take Dueling Messages On Tour

President Obama traveled to Iowa Tuesday to talk about his renewed push to extend the Bush era tax cuts for families earning under a quarter million dollars a year. And Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney held a rare town hall meeting in Grand Junction, Colo. Melissa Block talks to Scott Horsley who is on the road with Mister Obama, and Don Gonyea who is traveling with Romney.

Republican 'Crossroads' Group Eyes Health Care Law

Crossroads GPS, the social welfare group spending tens of millions of dollars attacking President Obama, held a forum on healthcare. It may be an attempt to show its interest in issues rather than just politics.
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Plan For Riverdale Park Whole Foods Approved By County

The Prince George's County council voted 7 to 2 in favor of a plan that would allow for the construction of a Whole Foods Market in the mixed use development at Riverdale Park.


Intriguing Opportunity, But Some Risk For Romney In Speech To NAACP

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's speech Wednesday at the NAACP convention in Houston comes at a precarious time for the nation's African-American community. The environment raises some opportunities for Romney as he challenges the nation's first black president.