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From 9-9-9 To Immigration: Fact-Checking The GOP's Nevada Debate

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas: PolitiFact offers a reality check on squads some of the candidates' statements from the GOP debate.

GOP Contenders Hold 'Raucous' Debate In Vegas

On the morning after, the consensus seems to be that it was a slugfest in Sin City as the contenders went after each other. At one point, Perry and Romney ended up face-to-face in a heated exchange about immigration.

Sides Debate U.S. Record Number Of Deportations

The federal government deported nearly 400,000 people in the last fiscal year, and more than half of those deported were convicted criminals. Critics say the Obama administration is not doing enough to curb illegal immigration. While others say the government is coming down too hard on immigrant communities — breaking up families and too often deporting people who've done little or nothing wrong.

Ask Nevada: Do Low Taxes, Less Regs Create Jobs?

Las Vegas played host to Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate. In 2008, Nevada voted heavily in favor of Barack Obama. But the state has suffered greatly during the economic downturn which may play into the upcoming 2012 election. David Damore, a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, talks to Ari Shapiro about the importance of Nevada in national politics.

GOP Voters In Arizona Grade The Candidates' Debate

Members of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club — former business people, ex-military and government workers who retired to Arizona from all over — watched the presidential hopefuls on TV. They said no candidate stood out as the clear winner but that the top issue this election is jobs.

Gloves Come Off At GOP Debate In Las Vegas

Republican presidential candidates took turns explaining why they think Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan is really a big zero. And Mitt Romney and Rick Perry swapped criticism in unusually personal and biting terms.

In White House Run, Cain Counts On Corporate Skill

Herman Cain is the only Republican presidential contender who's never held political office. Critics say that could be a real disadvantage. Cain and his supporters, however, say his business experience, leadership skills and ability to solve problems make him "the people's candidate."
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Mistakes Found In D.C. Redistricting Map

Several technical errors found in the planned D.C. redistricting map will need to be revisited by the D.C. Council in November.

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Reforms Needed For Virginia State Leave System


Virginia has hundreds of millions of unfunded liabilities on the books in the form of unused leave for state employees, a potential financial crisis in the making.