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Fundraising For D.C. Council Candidates Going Strong

The latest campaign finance reports are showing strong fundraising numbers for candidates running for the D.C. Council.

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Woman Among Presidential Debate Moderators For First Time In 20 Years

For the first time in 20 years, a woman — CNN's Candy Crowley — will moderate a presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday. The moderators for all three presidential debates and the sole vice-presidential debate were named.
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Should Black Voters Give Romney-Ryan A Chance?

Many conservatives were ecstatic with Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Even though few observers expect the ticket to draw much African-American support, conservative Lenny McAllister says black voters should give the team a chance. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with McAllister and the NAACP's Hilary Shelton.
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Analysis: How Choice Of Ryan For VP Plays In Virginia

National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson talks about why Mitt Romney announced his vice president in Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell's political future, and how the choice of Paul Ryan will play in the commonewealth. 

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Does Ryan Pick Help Or Hurt Romney's Chances In Florida?

Older Cuban-Americans are unhappy with Paul Ryan's past support for trade with Cuba, but that stand may matter less to younger voters in the community. And recent history shows that Ryan's desire to change Social Security and Medicare may no longer be the third rail of politics in Florida.
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Paul Ryan: Bold Move By Romney, More Ammo For Democrats, Or Both?

Mitt Romney made a risky and daring move in naming House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan as his running mate. It's a choice that has excited conservatives. But it also gives the White House an opportunity to switch focus from President Obama to the GOP and its plans for Medicare.
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It's Deja Vu All Over Again: Campaign's Focus Returns To Iowa

With Rep. Paul Ryan now installed as Mitt Romney's choice for running mate, the contests shifts to a higher gear. And Iowa is again where the contenders are focusing. Both Ryan and President Obama will be there today.
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Cummings 'Vehemently Opposed' To D.C. Commuter Tax

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings is speaking out against a possible D.C. commuter tax that his colleague, California Rep. Darrel Issa, said last month he is willing ot explore. 

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Maryland House Committee To Meet Again On Gambling

A Maryland State House committee didn't quite finish up its work on a Maryland expansion of gaming bill this weekend, and they'll meet again to hash out some proposed amendments. A final House vote could come today or tomorrow.

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