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How Much Do States Really Spend On Medicaid?

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In Nevada, GOP Hopefuls Should Head For The Hills

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Minnesota Government Grinds To A Halt

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Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn leaves a hearing at New York State Supreme Court on Friday after being released on his own recognizance. Many wonder whether Strauss-Kahn, once a strong contender to become France's next president, can make a political comeback. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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For Strauss-Kahn, Fresh Political Hope (Perhaps)

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Growing A Revolution: America's Founding Gardeners

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'Shop Talk': The Dream Act — A Dream Deferred?

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In Politics: Debt Standoff And Bachmann's Bid

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Breakfast At Libertarian Summer Camp

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There's Nothing Funny About Colbert's SuperPAC

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Debt Ceiling Fight Sparks Political Shame Game

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Growers Nervous As Washington Eyes Farm Subsidies

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