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The ABCs Of Election Reform

After the Supreme Court became involved in the 2000 presidential election outcome, several groups tried to update the country's electoral system. Where are we now? "Another 2000-style debacle could easily happen," says one advocate for change, "but worse. God help us."
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O'Malley Meets With Baltimore Lawmakers On Gambling

Proponents of a casino at National Harbor in Prince George's County — including Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley — are trying to convince lawmakers from other parts of the state that it won't negatively affect other casinos.

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Virginia Democrats Boycott Meeting With McDonnell

A routine meeting of the Virginia congressional delegation devolved into a partisan spat between Democrats and Gov. Bob McDonnell this week. 

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Tax Professionals Scrutinize Mitt Romney's Returns

One question involves how the GOP presidential candidate amassed somewhere between $21 million and $102 million in his tax-deferred retirement account. His aggressive stance toward taxes in the business world is also drawing questions.
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Romney Takes His Obama Attacks To Northwest Ohio

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spent Wednesday campaigning in Northwestern Ohio, just outside Toledo. Once again, the former Massachusetts governor pressed his "political cronyism" critique against President Obama.
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Health Care Is An Advantageous Topic For Candidates

Even though the Supreme Court declared the Affordable Care Act constitutional, voters in battleground states remain polarized about the law. But a new NPR survey finds there are signs that the gap between opponents and supporters has become a little smaller.
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Portman A Low-Key Possibility For GOP Running Mate

As the guessing game continues about Mitt Romney's choice of a vice presidential running mate, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman invariably comes up as a top contender. With a wealth of experience in Washington and beyond, the well-liked Portman would be considered a safe pick.
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McCain Defends Clinton Aide, Tells Bachmann And Others To Back Off

The 2008 GOP presidential nominee came to the defense of Hilary Clinton's longtime aide on the Senate floor. While Sen. John McCain didn't mention Rep. Michele Bachmann by name, he made clear he wants her to stop suggesting the aide is helping the Muslim Brotherhood.

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