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Fueled By Outside Money, Alaska Candidates Struggle To Connect At Home

Millions of dollars worth of ads have been dumped into the state's small media market. But out in the state, you find out those ads are getting on people's nerves.

Democrats, Republicans Pitch Old Ideas In New Packaging

With a month before the midterm elections, President Obama is trying to frame the elections by touting the administration's success on the economy. Republicans have other ideas.

Top Spending PAC Aims To Keep The Senate In Democratic Hands

Senate Majority PAC, run by allies of Senate Majority Leader Reid, is the top-spending superPAC in the midterm election season. Its donors are essentially a compilation of the party's big-donor base.

Obama Sidesteps Midterm Campaigning As Approval Ratings Slump

The president's job approval rating is somewhere in the low 40s. That means there are a lot of places where his presence would hurt more than it helps.
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After Pierson Resignation, Attention Turns To Reforming Secret Service

Virginia Congressman Gerry Connolly says the "drip, drip, drip of new leaks became insurmountable" for the outgoing Secret Service director.

The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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Your Turn: Secret Service, Paid Family Leave & Hong Kong Protests

The Secret Service, paid family leave and Hong Kong Protests are all making headlines. It's your turn to talk about these topics and others in the news.

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The Politics Hour - Oct. 3, 2014

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Legal Limbo No More? Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.


Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.