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Afternoon Read: President's Truth Teams Hit Virginia



    President Barack Obama launched 'Truth Teams" in Virginia and several other states today to help promote the president's achievements and respond to GOP attacks.

    The Virginia event, according to The Richmond Times Dispatch,  was held this morning at the General Assembly building, featuring several state senators.

    The project will use social media and websites to feature information about the campaign.

    Via RTD:

    “Designed to put responsibility for spreading the truth in the hands of the President’s supporters, the websites contain videos and information on the President’s record, and fact checks on Republican claims about the President and themselves,” the campaign said in a news release sent this morning.

    You can check out the Truth Team's website yourself here.

    * Today is the deadline for Virginia voters to register or update any address changes before the March 6 GOP primary.

    Mitt Romney and Ron Paul will be the only two candidates up for votes in the swing state. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum failed to collect enough signatures to make it on the ballot.

    For more information, or to check the status of your registration, visit the State Board of Election's website.

    * The Washington Examiner reports that D.C. Metro is currently paying more than $51 million for outside consultants to help analyze the best way to run the transit system.

    Metro data from a public records request shows that the transit agency has current contracts with 18 companies.

    The agency — which employs more than 11,000 people is currently in plans to increase its staff by 877 positions in the next budget year.

    Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says the figure represents about 2 percent of the agency's budget for fiscal year 2012.

    Read more here.