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Virginia Presidential Ballot Challenge Tossed

A suit by Rick Perry and three other GOP candidates who did not make the Virginia presidential primary ballot has been thrown out by an appeals court, who say the candidates waited too long to make a challenge.


Romney Works To Shore Up Support In S.C.

With just days to go before the South Carolina primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigned in Florence, S.C., Tuesday.

Occupy Protesters Gather On Capitol Hill

The Occupy Wall Street movement came to Capitol Hill Tuesday to welcome House members back after their holiday break.
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Cigarette Tax Increase Proposed To Lower Va. Car Tax


A Virginia delegate has proposed a four-fold increase in the cigarette tax to fund anti-smoking programs as well as to significantly lower the local car tax.

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'Occupy Congress' Protesters Gather At Capitol

As Congress reconvenes from their winter recess Tuesday, Occupy protesters from around the country have descended on the west lawn of the Capitol in one of the largest gatherings of Occupy activists.


Romney Says He's Taxed At 15 Percent Rate

His confirmation that he pays at a much lower rate than many much less well-off Americans, is likely to reignite a debate over whether the wealthy should be asked to pay a greater share of federal taxes.