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The Caucus: The Weekend Word: Mental Health
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Political news from today’s Times and the latest happenings in Washington, plus a look at the weekly addresses.     

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Newtown mom fills in for Obama in radio address, president says message for every American
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President Obama is allowing the mother of a 6-year-old killed in the Connecticut school shootings to take his place for the weekly presidential radio address – as debates begin next week on Senate gun-control legislation.

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Can a gun bill pass in House?
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As the Senate opened debate on gun control measures for the first time in nearly 20 years, the path ahead for any gun control measure in the Republican-led House of Representatives is rocky and uncertain.

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Mike McCabe: Corrupt politicians will eventually be forced out
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There are phases of political corruption, too, and they mirror the grieving process. That's because corruption does prompt grieving. It involves a loss of innocence and, especially in Wisconsin's case, the death of good-government traditions. At the …

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Shorting Japan may not be the widow-maker it once was as yields surge
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Bass of the hedge fund Hayman Advisors LP has projected a collapse in its debt market since 2010, he said in an interview on Bloomberg Television on Tuesday. Greenlight Capital's Einhorn bet against Japanese government debt in 2009 when he …

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Gaspar Says Loan Extension Allows Portugal to Sell 10-Year Bonds
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Portuguese government debt agency IGCP said in its monthly bulletin in March that EFSM loans have an average maturity of 12.4 years and an interest rate cost of 3 percent; EFSF loans have an average maturity of 14.4 years and a cost of 3 percent; IMF …

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Germany's Government Bonds Are Little Changed Before Debt Sales
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Europe's higher-rated government bonds slid as investors pared bets on purchases of the securities by Japanese investors and Austria added to a glut of debt issuance from euro-area nations this week. Germany's 10-year bunds fell for a third day as the …

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