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    Associated Press CIA Director Leon E. Panetta is poised to move to the Pentagon following unanimous Senate approval Tuesday of his nomination to head the Defense Department. He begins his new job July 1.


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    Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, on Tuesday will become the last of 13 Senate freshmen to deliver a "maiden speech" on the Senate floor, nearly five months into his term.


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    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has plenty of time to decide and could win the Senate race even if she waited until 2012 before entering, the former chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party says. (southwestphotobank.com via Associated Press)


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    The district represented by Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Virginia Democrat, could lose black voters in the state Senate's redistricting plan.


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    Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times Eric Schmitt told a Senate panel Tuesday, “I cannot say that even once my degree has opened any doors of employment for me,” but Kaplan said, “The experience of other students in his class was decidedly different. Of the others ... 13 of 16 [found a job].”


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    Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole is one of the projects detailed in the Senate report "The National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope."


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    ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Barbara Boxer leaves Capitol Hill on Thursday after speaking on the Senate floor about former Nevada Sen. John Ensign. Mr. Ensign made false statements to the Federal Election Commission, the panel said.


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    ROD LAMKEY JR./THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Watson, chief executive officer of Chevron Corp. (left); Marvin Odum, U.S. president of Shell Oil (second from left); H. Lamar McKay, chairman and president of BP America Inc. (third from left); James Mulva, chief executive officer of Conoco Phillips (second from right); and Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corp., testify during a Senate hearing on oil- and gas-tax incentives and rising energy prices on Capitol Hill on Thursday.


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    Nebraska Attorney General and Senate candidate Jon Bruning, a Republican, accepted the endorsement of the Tea Party Express on Wednesday. (Associated Press)


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