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McDonnell Against Cuts To Virginia's Transportation Projects

Gov. Bob McDonnell is trying to protect Virginia from federal budget cuts while also calling for deep spending cuts.

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Political Eyes Focus On Michigan

It's probably safe to say that it's been an exhausting week for the Republican hopefuls, vying to win delegates in Michigan's Tuesday primary. Host Scott Simon talks about the political week past and the one to come with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's just returned from Michigan.
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On Romney's Michigan Tour, A Change Of Pace

The presidential candidate loosened up a bit in his home state, politicking in a way that hasn't happened lately. It seems he's closed the gap in polls with Rick Santorum, but not everyone is giving him a warm welcome ahead of Tuesday's primary.
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2012 Political TV: Ads, Lies And Videotape

Newt Gingrich says a pro-Mitt Romney superPAC should stop running a political ad that he claims tells lies about him. That raises the question of whether TV stations have any obligation — legal or ethical — to screen political ads for truthfulness.
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After Senate Vote, Celebration For Maryland Same-Sex Couples

While the same-sex marriage legislation passed in Maryland Thursday still faces some hurdles, couples in Maryland have taken the occasion as a cause for celebration.

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Fred Who? He's Republican, He's Gay, And He's Competing For Michigan Delegates

As better-known candidates hunt for votes in Michigan's Republican primary, the first openly gay GOP presidential hopeful is plotting a minor upset. Fred Karger is focusing on one congressional district in the hopes of winning a few delegates to the national convention.
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From George Romney To Mitt, A Shrinking Tax Rate

Mitt Romney's tax returns show he pays an effective rate of just under 15 percent. His father, George, paid two to three times that rate. What one family's changing tax burden reveals about the design of the American tax code.
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Romney Makes Economic Pitch In Detroit

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney delivered an economic address at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, on Friday in advance of the state's primary on Tuesday.
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Pentagon Official Apologizes For Burning Quran

A senior Pentagon official apologized to Washington-area Muslims, for burning Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan.

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WaPo's McCartney: Gay Marriage Passes In Maryland, McDonnell Withdraws Support From Ultrasound Bill

Maryland lawmakers passed the contentious same-sex marriage bill this week, while Virginia's Governor withdraw support from a bill requiring that women have an ultrasound before an abortion.

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