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What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase

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Week In Politics: Romney, Koch Brothers, Budget

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Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb Explores Presidential Bid

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President Obama has said he will veto the Keystone XL pipeline project, which passed in the Senate on Wednesday. Historically, political scientists say, 90 percent of veto threats are issued behind the scenes, but Obama has issued nine veto threats so far — in public. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

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Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903

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Protesters interrupt the start of a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger prepares to testify. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., prepares to speak to the media Thursday before the Senate voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Jim Lo Scalzo /EPA /Landov hide caption

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate At Koch Brothers Forum

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Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

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Lori Lomas, an insurance agent with Feather Financial in Quincy, Calif., has noticed that her clients in San Francisco have many more health carrier options than her mountain neighbors. Pauline Bartolone for KXJZ hide caption

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Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

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Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, leaves for a lunch break during a daylong Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination to be U.S. attorney general. Pete Marovich/UPI/Landov hide caption

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