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Could The U.S. Be More Forceful Against Gadhafi?

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels speaks in Washington on Feb. 11. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Is Tough On Budgets

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The sun gleamed down on the closed Washington Monument as the federal budget impasse continued in Washington on Jan. 4, 1996. Brawling and bargaining by turns, President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders struggled to make progress toward a balanced budget, while blaming each other for a partial government shutdown that inconvenienced millions. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), seen here in February 2010 campaigning for his seat, is spending as little time as possible in Washington, D.C., in order to preserve his "Frog Jump common sense." The congressman is from the tiny community of Frog Jump, Tenn. Lance Murphey/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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TV and radio host Glenn Beck targeted Frances Fox Piven as an "enemy of the Constitution." Death threats soon followed. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Target Of Glenn Beck's Ire Recounts Threats

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Avoiding A Shutdown A Matter Of Agreement

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Demonstrators gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse last week to protest Senate Bill 5, which would have banned collective bargaining for state workers. Unions say legislation being pushed by Republican governors nationwide is an attack on their very existence. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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