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County Leaders Protest Virginia's Budget Impasse

Local leaders from across the Commonwealth of Virginia converged on Richmond Tuesday to call for state legislators to agree on a budget and free local governments from budget gridlock.


Ohio Exit-Poll Surprise: Romney Draws Low-Income, No-College Voters

Romney got 47 percent of voters 65 or over while Santorum got 31 percent of that vote. If Romney goes on to win the Ohio primary, it may be these older voters who gave him the critical edge.

As Advertisers Flee Limbaugh, Pro-Gingrich SuperPAC Buys More Time

Just as dozens of advertisers were abandoning Rush Limbaugh's radio show, a pro-Gingrich superPAC actually increased its ad buy on the program. Rick Tyler, a spokesman for Winning Our Future explained that Limbaugh's show reaches more of the primary voters the superPAC wants to reach than any other show.

Romney Captures Ohio, Super Tuesday's Big Prize

Mitt Romney won Super Tuesday's big prize of Ohio and five other states, but overall results were mixed, with Rick Santorum capturing three states and Newt Gingrich one. Romney won more delegates than Santorum but trailed among core GOP constituencies — Southerners and evangelicals.

Obama To Romney: 'Good Luck Tonight ... Really'

Asked about Romney charging he's the "most feckless" president since Carter, Obama smiled and wished the Republican presidential contender the best in today's Super Tuesday contests.
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The Hill: With Israeli PM In Town, Lawmakers Take Differing Tacks On Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues his visit to Washington D.C. on Tuesday, prompting lawmakers to take a stance on the middle east and a potential pre-emptive strike against Iran.


Obama News Conference Focuses On Foreign Policy

President Obama held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, his first since November. While the president opened by announcing yet another initiative to help homeowners through the on going foreclosure crisis, nearly all of the questions involved foreign policy. His answers took aim at his Republican challengers: "This is not a game," he said.