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Politics Doesn't Trump All: A Bipartisan Love Story

High-profile bipartisan relationships and even marriages have always been a small part of the Washington mix. But one Democratic-Republican couple says such relationships are becoming rarer in a politically divided country.
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Does Sen. Thune Have The Right Stuff For Romney?

As Mitt Romney's campaign zeroes in on a No. 2 for the Republican presidential ticket, South Dakota Sen. John Thune could be a safe option. He's an experienced legislator with conservative credentials. Yet, like many of his fellow hopefuls, he's coy when it comes to VP talk.
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Last Year's Legacy: Debt Ceiling 'Avalanche' Looms

A year ago at this time, Congress was battling over whether to raise the debt ceiling. They tied their own hands, saying they would come up with a solution or massive cuts would set in automatically. Then nothing happened. And the chances of anything changing before the election are slim to none.
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Salary Tax On D.C. Commuters Sparks Controversy

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are resisting calls to tax commuters who work in the District but live in the suburbs.

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Growing Diversity May Be Turning Virginia Blue

Two factors suggest Virginia may be turning into a more Democratic state, according to a social scientist.

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Obama, Romney Campaigns Clash Over Federal Pay Issue

The race for support for federal workers compensation in the region is heating up.

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The NRA's Lock On The Gun Control Debate

There have been expressions of sorrow from the nation's political leaders over the shootings in Colorado, but no one's making any attempt at rewriting laws to head off another massacre. The National Rifle Association is widely considered the reason why, but is its hold over Washington real or perceived?

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