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Obama's Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To Come

The Obama re-election campaign was informed by its deep dive into data on millions of voters. Some Republicans worry they're way behind in modern campaigning; others note that political science isn't rocket science, and say they can do just as well or better in 2016.
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At-Large Debate Special: The Politics Of A Transforming City

Join Kojo and WAMU 88.5 News as we chat with all the candidates running for the an at-large D.C. Council seat about the visions for managing the growth of the city.

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Pelosi Wants To Remain Democratic Leader In House

The California Democrat says she want to focus on empowering women and boosting the economy. She says she also wants to concentrate on reducing the amount of money that's needed to be elected.
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New Lawmakers Begin 'Freshman Orientation' On Capitol Hill

Freshman members of Congress head to orientation this week, learning the rules of the game on Capitol Hill while they interview staff members and jockey for office space.

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Obama To Hold White House News Conference

At the White House, President Obama will hold his first East Room news conference since March on Wednesday. He's expected to talk about the nation's fiscal condition, as well as the scandal that has cost him his CIA director.
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Is The Tea Party Thinking Of Changing Direction?

November 6 saw most Tea Party members re-elected to Congress but there were also notable defeats: Tea Party candidates lost Senate races in Indiana and Missouri. One Tea Party lawmaker suggested in an interview with Politico that it's time for a more moderate approach. Linda Wertheimer talks to Kate Zernike, a reporter for The New York Times and author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America.
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Congress' Lame Duck Session Could Be Memorable

Lawmakers have barely seven weeks to prevent automatic tax hikes as well as mandatory across-the-board spending cuts that could be a blow to the economy. Congressional hearings on the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, meanwhile, will likely be overshadowed by former CIA chief David Petraeus' career-ending extramarital affair.

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