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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by fellow Republicans John Kline (left) of Minnesota and Jeb Hensarling of Texas, speaks about the student loan bill on Wednesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Presidential Politics Hits The Hill, And Students Win

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House Divided Over How To Pay For Student Loan Bill

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Hikers arrive at the post office in Caratunk, Maine, in 2011. Some of the rural post offices the U.S. Postal Service may close are relied on by Appalachian Trail hikers for supply drops on their trip from Georgia to Maine. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks with a staffer on the night of the Florida primary in January. Now that he's pivoting away from the primaries to the general election, Romney is expected to quadruple his staff soon. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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After Dismal Primary Day, Santorum Retreats To Pa.

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Romney Embraces Winner-Take-All Primary In Wis.

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Republicans Barrel GOP Budget Through House

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How Oil Taxes Will Make A Mark On Campaigning

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Supreme Court Doesn't Budge On Push For Cameras

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