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Daily Archives: March 16, 2012

Sen. Barbara Mikulski's memorabilia in her regional office in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski's memorabilia in her regional office in Baltimore, Maryland.

A Major Milestone for Maryland’s Mikulski

With more than 35 years of service in the House and Senate, Barbara Mikulski is reaching a milestone: the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress. Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat, hits the mark tomorrow, when she will pass Edith Nourse...

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Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum during Bloomberg's presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

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Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum during Bloomberg's presidential debate at Dartmouth College on Oct. 11, 2011.

Would Gingrich Exit Aid Santorum?

The polls suggest the answer is no. For weeks, Rick Santorum and his surrogates have said he could overtake Mitt Romney in a one-on-one race if Newt Gingrich dropped out. The theory is that Gingrich’s candidacy is dividing the votes...

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A job fair at Award Staffing in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Dec. 21, 2011.

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A job fair at Award Staffing in Bloomington, Minnesota, on Dec. 21, 2011.

Magic Number of the Day: 351,000

That’s the total number of applications for unemployment insurance payments in the week ended March 10, according to the Labor Department. That matches the lowest level in four years and is another sign the labor market is improving. Jobless claims...

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