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Outside The Senate, DeMint Appears More Powerful Than Ever

Former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, now leading the Heritage Foundation, has been one of the most influential voices in the budget brinkmanship on Capitol Hill. "There's no question in my mind that I have more influence now on public policy than I did as an individual senator," he says.
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Kerry Meets Iranian Foreign Minister For Nuclear Talks

Another round of talks on Iran's suspect nuclear program took place Thursday, this one at the United Nations and, for the first time, at the ministerial level. Secretary of State Kerry and Iran's new Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, will be among those in attendance along with their counterparts from the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany. No breakthroughs are anticipated in New York but the talks are expected to reconvene a week or so later in Geneva in search of an accord.
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Obama: Obamacare Is 'Here To Stay'

Maryland embraced Obamacare from day one. Next week, the state will launch an ambitious health insurance exchange. President Obama traveled there Thursday to talk about his vision for health care, the law and the middle class.
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House Republicans Ready To Move On To Debt Ceiling Debate

With a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown still unsettled, House Republican leaders shifted gears to the next fiscal deadline: the mid-October debt ceiling deadline. Congress must raise the debt ceiling or the Treasury will run out of borrowing authority and default on its obligations. House leaders are putting together a wish list of demands in return for raising the limit.
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Sen. Murray: Replacing Sequestration A 'Top Priority'

Washington Sen. Patty Murray, Senate Budget Committee chair and Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference, talks to Robert Siegel about efforts in the Senate to stave off a government shutdown and pass a continuing resolution to keep the government funded.
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Phoenix CFO Named To Take Charge Of D.C. Finances

The District has been on the lookout for a new Chief Financial Officer since the resignation of Natwar Gandhi, and now Mayor Vincent Gray is looking to tap a man with experience in the position in Phoenix.

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Bill Bryson: "One Summer: America, 1927"

Bestselling author Bill Bryson joins us to talk about his newest book, "One Summer: America, 1927." He details the events that transfixed the nation in that year including Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight, Babe Ruth in the batter's box and epic floods in the Mississippi basin. Join us to talk about America in 1927 and how many of the key news stories of that year resonate today.

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The Rollout Of Obamacare

Health insurance exchanges are scheduled to launch on Tuesday despite technical glitches and political sparring over their funding. Diane and her guests discuss the rollout of Obamacare.

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Takoma Park Opens Voter Rolls To 16-Year-Olds

Teenagers in Takoma Park, Md. will be reaching a certain political milestone a bit earlier than most, thanks to a City Council vote.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Coming Of Age

This week we'll bring you stories of how we grow up, grow wise, and come into our own.

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