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Bill Janklow's Death Gives South Dakota Tribal Leader Chance To Vent

Janklow, who resigned his congressional seat in 2003 after being convicted of manslaughter for running a stop sign and killing a motorcyclist, made some political enemies, and at least one speaks ill of him in death.

U.S. Chamber President Criticizes GOP's 'Intramural' Battle Over Bain

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue says he is "disappointed" that some GOP presidential candidates are attacking front-runner Mitt Romney for his work at Bain Capital. The head of the nation's most powerful pro-business association calls Romney's business record "damn good."
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Public Forum Will Discuss Montgomery County 2013 Budget

The budget for the fiscal year 2013 will be the subject of a Montgomery County public forum Thursday evening, and residents are urged to attend.


Political Battle Brewing Over New Voter ID Laws

New state laws will require millions of voters to show photo identification when they cast ballots this year. Republicans claim the measures will prevent election fraud. Democrats and activists oppose them, arguing that they are unnecessary because voter fraud is rare.

Obama's Ex-Car Czar Defends Romney, Bain From GOP Attacks

Steven Rattner, the Wall Street financier who oversaw the Obama Administration's successful rescues of General Motors and Chrysler, now comes to the aid of some other beleaguered members of corporate America — Mitt Romney in his former role as a private-equity CEO, and Bain Capital, the company the Republican presidential candidate once ran.
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A Tense First Day In Session For Virginia Senate

The Virginia Senate's power-sharing problem came to a head almost immediately after the body went into session this week.


Stephen Colbert Looks For Fresh Face In GOP Race And Sees Himself

We've been through this with him before, so talk from Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert about running for president needs to be viewed with suspicion. He's at it again and promises a "major announcement" on his show tonight.