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Analysis: Farm Bill Touches Food Stamps, Chesapeake Cleanup

While it wouldn't seem like an agricultural authorization bill would have a lot to do with the D.C. area, the one being considered in Congress right now has ramifications both for Chesapeake cleanup and for Food Stamp recipients.

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Sen. Mikulski Undeterred By Paycheck Fairness Act Defeat

The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have instituted new rules to ease the gap in salaries between men and women, was shot down in the Senate Tuesday, over the objections of area lawmakers like Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

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Paper Ballots To Delay Alexandria Election Results

The vote tallies in next week's Democratic primary in Alexandria will be slightly delayed, both by the introduction of paper ballots and more rigorous vote-counting procedures.

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D.C. Council Gives Final Approval To $9.4B Budget

The D.C. Council gave its final seal of approval to a $9.4 billion budget plan Tuesday that, amongst other things, approves extended bar hours and new traffic cameras.

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Long Political Battle Comes To A Head In Wis. Recall

Wisconsin voters will decide Tuesday whether Republican Scott Walker will be just the third governor recalled from office in U.S. history. The gubernatorial recall election caps off an intense 16 month period in the state. Partisans on both sides are studying this election — between Walker and Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett — for clues to this fall's contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Robert Siegel talks with Don Gonyea in Wisconsin.
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How Accurate Is Obama's Attack On Romney's Jobs Record?

A new Obama campaign ad says Massachusetts had one of the country's worst economic records by the end of Mitt Romney's term as governor in 2007. But the Romney campaign says the overall unemployment rate was still very low. Can both campaigns be right?
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Sky's The Limit In Campaign Cash For Wis. Governor

Scott Walker vastly out-raised and outspent his Democratic challenger in the state's recall election, largely on the strength of big donations from out of state. He was helped by a quirk in Wisconsin law, which lets a governor facing a recall vote bypass political donation limits.
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Elizabeth Warren Edges Closer In Mass. Senate Race

In Massachusetts, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren is hoping she has finally turned a corner in her campaign to unseat Republican incumbent Scott Brown. Warren, a Harvard Law School professor, has been dogged by questions about whether she was justified in classifying herself as a Native American to Harvard officials. But the most recent polls show her still in a dead heat with Brown.

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