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D.C. May Get A Republican Mayoral Candidate

D.C. Republican Party Chairman Ron Phillips says the party is considering possible candidates for D.C.'s mayoral race.
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Silver Line Update

A series of embarrassing problems--including loudspeakers not up to code--have again delayed the opening of the first phase of the Silver Line. WAMU transportation reporter Martin Di Caro joins us for an update on when we can expect the opening of the rail line that will eventually connect Metro to Dulles Airport.

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Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

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Analysis: Executive Orders Give Equal Pay Push Momentum

President Barack Obama signed two executive orders promoting equal pay for federal contractors, which Senate lawmakers are utilizing to make their push for equal pay legislation.

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Get Ready For More Expensive Campaigns, Says Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine says the new Supreme Court ruling striking down aggregate limits on campaign donations is bad for democracy.

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Openly-Gay Candidate May Help Mass. GOP End Losing Streak

Massachusetts Republicans have lost the last 92 U.S. House races in a row — the worst GOP losing streak in the country. But Republicans think they've found a candidate who can break the lock.
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Welcome To Voting Rights Boot Camp

In the aftermath of a Supreme Court ruling last year, advocates worry that jurisdictions are quietly making changes to disenfranchise minorities. A training program is designed to counter that.
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Obama Is Poised To Sign Executive Order On Equal Pay And Contractors

Seeking to advance the cause of equal pay for women, President Obama plans to sign am executive order Tuesday barring federal contractors from retaliating against employees who compare salaries.
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McAuliffe Signs Slew Of Bills

Bills tackling issues from standardized testing to the name of a body of water between Japan and the Koreas were signed into law this weekend.

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With Enrollee Goal Met, Obamacare Still Faces Political Trial

The Affordable Care Act's poll numbers may rise now that seven million more Americans have a stake in its survival. Yet even a small number of people can still make trouble for the law.

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