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Researchers Find Link Between Isolated State Capitals, Corruption

Political scientists have long noted the propensity for self-dealing among politicians in out-of-sight, out-of-mind state capitals like Albany, NY and Springfield, Ill. After comparing federal corruption convictions of state officials and the relative isolation of state capitals, two researchers found a strong correlation.
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Romney's 'Day One' Filling Up Quickly

The Mitt Romney campaign has a sequel to its "Day One" ad, in which it explains what else the presumptive GOP nominee would include in his immediate to-do list if inaugurated president. Candidates often use the "first day" promise to highlight priorities. But Washington politics can change things.
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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with the chairman of former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty's 2010 campaign, and Daniel Bongino, a GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.

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Reagan Blood Update: It's No Longer For Sale

As the NPR news blog The Two-Way reports, the online auction firm says the consigner of the controversial item has apparently had second thoughts and decided to donate it to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation which runs the library and museum dedicated to the 40th president.
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Analysis: Rough Week For Mayor Gray's Campaign Team

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign team has come under fire this week after two members were charged with campaign finance fraud and lying to the FBI. WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden breaks down the latest on Morning Edition.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Obama defended his campaign's attacks on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, after Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker called the ads "nauseating." The U.S. housing market showed signs of strengthening as sales of both new and existing homes rose. Four Secret Service agents implicated in the Colombian prostitution scandal said they would fight their dismissals. Ron Elving of NPR, Susan Davis of USA Today and David Leonhardt of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Previewing Party Politics In Alexandria

Upcoming primary elections in Virginia have fractured the Alexandria Democratic Party. Opposing factions of candidates are rallying around debates about how much density the city should allow. We chat with WAMU 88.5 reporter Michael Lee...

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