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Shutdown Takes A Toll On GOP In Virginia Governor's Race

Republican Ken Cuccinelli had been trailing Democrat Terry McAuliffe by a few points in the polls before the partial government shutdown. But since then, McAuliffe's lead has clearly widened in a state that's home to many federal employees.
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Billionaire's Gift Reopens Some Head Start Programs

Melissa Block speaks with Dora Jones, director of the Cheaha Regional Head Start in Talladega, Alabama, to gauge the effect of a recent $10 million private donation to the National Head Start Association.
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More Meetings But No Deal Yet On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown

President Obama met this afternoon with Senate Republicans. There's no agreement yet but the parties appear to be working towards a deal to raise the federal debt limit and re-open the government.
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Week In Politics: Two Weeks Of Shutdown, And Debt Ceiling Talks

Robert Siegel talks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks with The New York Times. They discuss the federal government shutdown and the debt ceiling debates.
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Hope For Solution As Obama, Boehner Agree To Keep Talking

Congressional leaders stepped up discussions with each other and the White House Friday with the goal of lifting the nation's debt ceiling and ending an 11-day government shutdown.
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Message To Congress In One Georgia District: Don't Back Down

While recent polling suggests public opinion is weighing against the GOP's approach to the government shutdown, the message is very different for Republican congressmen from deeply conservative districts. The word from back home is to continue to take a hard line. That's the case in one district in the northwest corner of Georgia, which is home to Congressman Tom Graves, a leader of the defund Obamacare movement in the House who was elected in 2010.
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The Politics Hour - Oct 18, 2013

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker.

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"The Investigator": A Real-Life Private Eye Tale In D.C.

Terry Lenzner is an investigative lawyer whose career extends from the "Mississippi Burning" trial of the Civil Rights era all the way to the Clinton impeachment scandal. He joins Kojo to reflect on his work both as a private and public investigator and to explore what he's learned about Washington, how it works and how it can be fixed.

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Rep. Steny Hoyer On The Budget Showdown

Kojo chats with U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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At Urban Summit, A Feeling Of 'The Feds Can't, But We Can'

Passing mentions of the U.S. government during this week's international CityLab gathering of mayors, city planners and urban experts in New York City sent knowing chuckles rolling through the audience.

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