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POSTED: February 14, 2012, 12:00 am

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The New York Times

House Republicans Yield on Extending Payroll Tax Cut

Military Cuts and Tax Plan Are Central to Obama Budget


Money Urged for Colleges to Perform Job Training

Editorial: A Responsible Budget

Santorum, Taking On Michigan, Wants to Talk Jobs, Not Social Issues

In Need of Cash, Gingrich Is Forced to Focus on Donors Rather Than Voters

The 2016 Election, Already Upon Us

Michigan Militia Defended as ‘Social Club’ at Trial of 7

Parents of Florida Hazing Victim File Suit

Schools Chief to Review Policies for Hiring Aides


Albany Redistricting Needs Court Master, Judge Rules



The Christian Science Monitor


In surprise move, GOP leaders admit defeat in payroll tax battle


Three weeks until Super Tuesday, but some states are already voting

Does Obama blueprint reduce budget deficit fast enough? (+video)

Fracking study sends alert about leakage of potent greenhouse gas


Did Mitt Romney steal Maine caucuses from Ron Paul?


The Star Ledger

Whitney Houston to be eulogized in Newark, the city where her voice was first discovered

Students at East Orange school named for Whitney Houston mourn singer's death

Hearing on N.J. acting education boss postponed over residency questions


Hardcore group of Occupy Newark protesters ignore call to vacate city park


N.J. Senate approves bill legalizing gay marriage

Family of Malik Williams, Garfield man killed in confrontation with police, plans to sue for $150 million


The Detroit Free Press


$20M to demolish burned-out Detroit homes just sits there

State of Michigan could save millions of dollars by cutting office space for 40,000 employees, report says


$430,000 grant to upgrade voting

Snyder, Schuette notify tribe they'll oppose proposed casino in Lansing


The Washington Post


Obama plan: Debt will be $1 trillion higher in a decade than forecast


Mr. Obama’s budget

GOP relents on payroll tax, averting fight

GOP contenders use primary break to marshal resources and supporters

Santorum catching up with Romney


Congress looks for ways around Supreme Court decisions

Obama ‘Truth Team’ to fight attacks


Black minister speaks out for same-sex marriage


The Atlanta Journal Constitution


Campaign promoting Atlanta sewer tax about to begin


Seven Georgia hospitals underperform for infections

Arrest made in anti-gay beating



The Chicago Tribune

Charter schools hit over student fines


Chicago voter registration lowest since 1942

Failed furloughs cost CPS more than $400K, audit says

Mayor prods aldermen on construction funds


2 young housing advocates say racial segregation still widespread


The Los Angeles Times

Legality of LAPD's proposed impound rules questioned


Washington is 7th state to legalize gay marriage


California's political watchdog panel eases its approach to ethics issues

Activists press council to ease truancy fines

Tardy students may get community service instead of fines



USA Today


Obama's budget draws fire, praise in Congress

Initiative aims to find slave graves

Bill aims to censor Ariz. teachers' speech



The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Obama's budget has Ohio components that bring cheers, groans







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