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GOP Marine combat vet backs Obama on Libya

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, a California Republican and Marine combat veteran who served tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, says President Obama made the right choice in attacking Libya to impose a no-fly zone and aid rebels seeking to overthrow Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

Trump headed to Iowa

Donald Trump is getting serious about a run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. The Des Moines Register reports the New York real estate mogul has scheduled his first appearance in Iowa as a potential candidate.

Senate to hold hearings on Muslims' rights

Just weeks after House Republicans held a hearing looking at the dangers of radical Muslims in the U.S., Senate Democrats are countering with a hearing of their own, scheduled for after Congress returns from a 10-day vacation, to examine Muslims' civil rights.

W.Va. lawmaker lays down debt marker

Sen. Joe Manchin III, a West Virginia Democrat who has shown a proclivity to break with President Obama since his election last year, was at it again Monday, with a speech in Charleston warning he won't back an increase in the federal debt ceiling without major progress toward a long-term budget deal to get federal spending under control.