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Latina Gov. A Rising Star, Just Not To Some Hispanics

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is the ultimate immigrant success story and, with an overall approval rating of about two-thirds of residents in her state, she's arguably the most popular Republican governor in the country. But that popularity doesn't always translate to Hispanics.
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White House Aide To Skeptical Journalists: No Contingency Plan On Health Law

The job of a White House press secretary is to stay on message no matter how disbelieving the journalists before you. Earnest did what he was paid to do despite the obvious skepticism of journalists to his assertions that the White House had no contingency plans in case the high court strikes down the health law or was pleased with the solicitor general's performance.
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D.C. Council Considers Forgoing Automatic Raises

Members of the D.C. Council are scheduled to receive $3,000 cost of living increase to their salaries this year, but many are signing waivers, saying it's not fair for them to get pay increases while other city workers do not.

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Supreme Court Limits Damage Payments To Whistle-Blowers

By a 5-3 majority, the court ruled that people who sue the government for invading their privacy can only recover out-of-pocket damages. And whistle-blowers' lawyers say that leaves victims who suffer emotional trouble and smeared reputations with few if any options.
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Oral Arguments Outside The Supreme Court, As Well

What happens when impassioned demonstrators come this close to each other? Opponents and defenders of the new national health care law found out this week, sometimes facing off outside the U.S. Supreme Court as the justices inside heard three days of oral arguments on the law's constitutionality.

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