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Senate Republicans Block Paycheck Fairness Act

Senate Democrats knew they had little chance of passing the Pay Fairness Act on Tuesday, but they see lots of promise for its politics. Blending economics and gender politics, the bill hit the sweet spot of the Democrats election year strategy to target female voters.
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Wisconsin Moderates: Heroes Or Heretics?

Much has been said and written about the divisions opened in Wisconsin since Gov. Scott Walker undertook a dual agenda to weaken public worker unions while balancing an out-of-whack budget. Come Wednesday, how does the state heal? Two of the moderate state senators left share ideas and concerns.
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Virginia Senate, Congressional Primaries Slated For Next Week

Virginia will hold primaries next week in advance of this year's Congressional and Senate elections. While voters in uncontested districts can weigh in on Tim Kaine's opponent, voters in contested districts have to make a choice.

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The Uniqueness Of The 2012 Election

All U.S. presidential elections are distinctive. But the 2012 contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney will highlight historic firsts dealing with religion, wealth, a changing electorate and the global economy's potential to sway domestic politics.
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Artur Davis On Leaving His Job, Home, And Party

In 2008, Alabama Congressman Artur Davis spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of then-Senator Barack Obama. Since then, he's left congress, Alabama, and the Democratic Party. Now, the newly-minted Republican and Virginia resident speaks with host Michel Martin, and says Democrats are governing too far from the left.
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County-By-County Battle In Wisconsin

Wisconsin votes on recalling its governor Tuesday, and much has been made of potential implications beyond the state. But while most registered Wisconsin voters are expected to turn out, they'll be thinking about the stakes for their state, not necessarily the mega issues of the presidential race.
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Dulles Rail Supporters, Opponents Plead With Loudoun Board

Is the Dulles rail line the answer to Loudoun's prayers or a big mistake for the county? Residents and lawmakers alike are still hashing it out.

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