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Politico
By TIM MAK | 3/21/12 8:04  AM EDT

A majority of Virginians stand against the state’s new law that requires  women seeking an abortion to  undergo an ultrasound before the procedure, a new survey shows.

Fifty-two percent of voters said they opposed the law, compared with 41  percent who support it, according to a Quinnipiac  University poll released Wednesday.

Further, an overwhelming 72 percent of Virginians said that the  government should not make laws aimed at changing the minds of women who are  seeking abortions.

Men disapprove more strongly of the non-invasive ultrasound  law than women: 56 percent of men are against it and 38 percent back it,  while women disapprove 49 percent to 44 percent.

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The Washingon Post

By Editorial Board, Published: March 20 The Washington Post

THERE IS NO credible path to deficit reduction without a combination of spending cuts and revenue increases. This is the fundamental conclusion of every responsible group that has examined the issue, most prominently the Simpson-Bowles commission, and it is the fundamental failure of the budget blueprint released Tuesday by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

Instead, and unfortunately, Mr. Ryan’s plan lunges in the opposite direction. He dangles the carrots of lower income and corporate tax rates. He says he would maintain tax revenue and in fact have it grow to 19 percent of the gross domestic product by 2025. Yet he fails to do the hard, and politically treacherous, work of specifying what deductions and credits he would eliminate in order to make all that happen.

MORE HERE

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Huff Post

Sam Stein

Posted: 03/21/2012 11:10 am Updated: 03/21/2012 11:19 am

WASHINGTON — It’s hardly a secret that presidential candidates tack toward their base over the course of a primary and shift toward moderation once that primary is over. What’s rare is when a campaign admits as much publicly.

In an appearance on CNN Wednesday morning, Mitt Romney’s top adviser Eric Fehrnstrom made this Kinsley gaffe, saying that the positions taken by the former Massachusetts governor during the GOP primary campaign were as erasable as a drawing on an Etch a Sketch.

VIDEO AND MORE HERE

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