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Romney's $40.1 Million Haul In April Nearly Matches Obama's

In the first month since he effectively wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination, Romney and his party raised almost as much money as the president and the Democratic Party.
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Norton Denied From Speaking At D.C. Abortion Hearing

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is haranguing House Republicans for denying her request to speak at a hearing on regulating abortions in the District. 

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White House Sandwiches Followed By Snark, Disappointment, Warnings

The descriptions of the White House lunch meeting from those on the opposing red and blue teams made it sound like yet another meeting featuring the nation's top policymakers that you could have accurately scripted beforehand.
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Alexandria Mayor Rebuffs Criticism Of Waterfront Plan

The potential environmental impact of the waterfront development plan is quickly becoming a hot issue in Alexandria's race for mayor, with incumbent Bill Euille dismissing the criticism.

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Lugar's Last Race: Indiana Senator Doesn't Take Defeat Sitting Down

Sen. Dick Lugar has been running in the annual Capital Challenge charity race for three decades. After Lugar's defeat in the Indiana primary, Wednesday's race was the last for the 80-year-old. "I have been so fortunate to have these 31 great years in good health and spirits," he said.
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Obama, Romney Wade Into Wis. Recall Fervor

Wisconsin's Republican governor, Scott Walker, will face Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett next month in a recall election. President Obama has expressed support for Barrett, just as his Republican rival Mitt Romney is supporting Walker, who is a hero to many conservatives. But both President Obama and Romney face a choice over how deeply involved they should be in the recall election. Neither man wants the contest to become a referendum on their candidacies.
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House Passes Its Version Of Domestic Violence Act

The House Wednesday passed a Republican version of a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act. This is expected to set up a battle with the Democratic-controlled Senate, which has already passed a broader measure that's supported by the White House.

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