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Power Breakfast for October 13, 2009

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The hue and cry over whether lawmakers get enough time to read the bills is one of those trusty, perennial rants that the Congressional minority always invokes against the majority, regardless of who's in power. Recently Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) co-sponsored legislation in the House to mandate that bills be available online for 72 hours before a vote.

Today the Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on its health care bill-having had its 72 hours.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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Why Trump's Minority Outreach May Really Be About White Voters

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has publicly tried to reach out to minority voters. But that outreach may really be aimed at improving his standing with suburban white voters.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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