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    Romney Gives Donors Policy Details

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    Mitt Romney was overheard giving real details about his would-be presidential plans while at a private fundraiser Sunday night. “I’m going to take a lot of departments in Washington, and agencies, and combine them,” he said, according to an NBC News report. “Things like Housing and Urban Development, which my dad was head of, that might not be around later.” He also mentioned an interest in either shrinking the Department of Education or consolidating it with another agency and eliminating the mortgage deduction on second homes for “high-income people,” as well as property and state-income tax deductions.

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