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Campaign Sound Bites: Does Truth Matter?

Mitt Romney has spent the past week hammering one comment that President Obama made about business owners: "You didn't build that." The Obama campaign protests that the comment was taken out of context. The Romney campaign says it points to a deeper truth about President Obama's philosophy. Does the truth even matter?

Justice Scalia Disputes Accuracy Of 'Leak'

In an NPR interview, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talked about his new book, his relationships on the court and a recent leak to CBS alleging anger among the justices over the health care ruling. He denied that the decision sparked acrimony: "You shouldn't believe this stuff you read in the press."

Plant Pleads To Stay Afloat, But Army Says 'No Tanks'

M1 Abrams battle tanks are the rock stars of military armor and are made in only one place: Lima, Ohio. The Army says it is done ordering them, but Congress appears intent on spending millions for more, arguing that cutting production is bad for the economy and national security.

Pa. Won't Use Voter Fraud Argument At Hearing Over ID Law

State officials begin their defense of the new voter identification law in court Wednesday. Residents suing to overturn it say it creates unlawful barriers to voting. In a court filing, the state said it has never investigated claims of in-person voter fraud and so won't argue that such fraud has occurred in the past.
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Analysis: Postal Service Default All But Inevitable

The Postal Service is poised to default unless Congress acts by Aug. 1. As Alex Bolton of The Hill newspaper explains, lawmakers are already past the point of no return.


Obama Ad Accuses Romney Of Twisting 'You Didn't Build That' Line

President Obama's campaign released a new swing-state ad aimed at stopping the damage being done by Mitt Romney's campaign harping on Obama's "you didn't build that" line. The ad accused Romney of twisting the president's words. The Romney campaign showed no indication that it planned to stop.
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Furry Lobbyists Capture Hearts On Capitol Hill

A pack of pooches looking for a home took to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to melt some cold Congressional hearts and raise awareness about animals in need of permanent homes.