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House to send delegations to 9/11 events

The House plans to send bipartisan delegations to memorial services in New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Penn., marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

One calls field 'same as the old boss'

Struggling to snag headlines in the press and to get invites to presidential debates, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson rolled out new ads on the web this week that dub him "The People's President" and look to distance him from the rest of the Republican field on taxes and spending.

New labor super PAC doesn't have fundraising goal

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said the labor federation doesn't have a specific fundraising goal for its new super PAC, but the union chief predicted the political arm will generate enough cash to "build the power of America's silent majority," the middle class and the poor.

Vermont asks for disaster relief

Vermont's congressman on Wednesday sent a letter to House leaders saying his state will need federal disaster payments to recover from the destruction caused by Hurricane Irene.

Perry signs Susan B. Anthony pro-life pledge

Add Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the list of GOP presidential contenders who've signed the Susan B. Anthony List's pro-life pledge -- putting him at odds with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, one of the four candidates in the field who have refused to jump on board.