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The Politics Hour

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

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Anti-Incumbent Super PAC Challenges Moran

The addition of Super PAC funds has changed the nature of the Congressional primaries -- enough so that even formerly "safe" incumbents like Jim Moran are concerned about their effects.

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Craigslist Founder Takes On Voter ID Laws By Infographic

The anti-voter ID law infographic by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark is just the latest broadside in the war between those who believe the voter ID laws are aimed at suppressing the votes of people more likely to vote for Democrats and those who believe that voting fraud is a real and present threat to American democracy.
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Feds Interview New Witnesses In Polar Bear Probe

The interviews are part of an ongoing investigation of government scientists who described seeing dead polar bears in Arctic waters in 2006. Investigators were apparently interested in archived aerial surveys, suggesting their probe remains focused on the scientific integrity of the 2006 paper.
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Washington Power Brokers Prepare The Next Generation: The U.S. Senate Youth Program

For 50 years, the United States Senate Youth Program has brought an elite group of high school students to tour the buildings and meet the power brokers of Washington, D.C... and has launched the careers of some well-known alumni.

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Debt Struggles As Old As America Itself

Bitter debates about the national debt date back to the earliest days of the Republic, economist Simon Johnson says. Back then, the nation's failure to borrow was the problem. In White House Burning, Johnson and co-author James Kwack explore the meaning of the national debt and prospects for managing it.
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Maryland Lawmakers Tackle Big Environmental Questions

Maryland lawmakers are debating a number of environmental issues, from wind power to banning arsenic in the state's poultry industry.

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Friday News Roundup - International

A panel of journalists joins Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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