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Virginia Democrats Prepare To Choose Candidate For Lieutenant Governor

Whomever Virginia Democrats choose tomorrow to be their candidate for lieutenant governor will face off against Republican E.W. Jackson and possibly run for governor in 2017.

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Maryland Appeals Court Affirms Verdict In Robocalls

Maryland's second highest court affirmed the verdict in the election fraud trial that prosecutors say was aimed at keeping black voters from the polls.

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Boosting Voter Turnout in Local Elections

All too often, city officials are elected with only 10 or 20 percent of registered voters participating. We look at efforts in Takoma Park and elsewhere to boost voter turnout for local races.

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Olympia Snowe: "Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix The Stalemate In Congress" (Rebroadcast)

When Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Maine Republican, announced she would not seek re-election in 2012, she spoke of her frustration with political polarization. Now, in a new book, she lays out how lawmakers can find common ground.

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The Future Of The GOP

The Republican Party controls the House but has lost the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections. GOP efforts to position the party for future success.

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Olympia Snowe: "Fighting For Common Ground: How We Can Fix The Stalemate In Congress"

When Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Maine Republican, announced she would not seek re-election in 2012, she spoke of her frustration with political polarization. Now, in a new book, she lays out how lawmakers can find common ground.

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For GOP, Obama's 'Very Ideological' Speech Not Wearing Well

If President Obama's second inaugural speech did anything for conservatives, it was to reaffirm their suspicion of the president as an unreconstructed liberal. After a day of reflection, former vice presidential opponent Paul Ryan said it showed Obama as a "proud and confident liberal progressive."
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Friday News Roundup - International

Conservatives lose ground in Israeli elections. The U.S. provides support to France in Mali. And Britain's prime minister promises an EU membership vote. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Resolute Rhetoric: Obama's Confident Case For Government

Though wrung of much of the drama of his historic first inauguration, Obama's efficient, specific and, at times, soaring address outshone his first with allusions to Lincoln, King and Kennedy, and commitments to the middle class, to equal rights for women and gay Americans, to action on climate change and immigration.
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In Address, Obama Highlights Equal Rights And Government's Role

President Obama began his second term with an unapologetically liberal inaugural address, calling on Americans to work together to preserve entitlements, address climate change and extend civil rights.

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