Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney talks about D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry's second controversial comment this month about immigrants from Asia and Metro's train derailment earlier this week.
CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing editor David Hawkings talks about Virginia taking top billing in Obama's re-election campaign, the high stakes Congressional race in Maryland, and this weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington.
It's been a busy week in politics including Mitt Romney's five primary wins — making him the de facto Republican presidential nominee. Newt Gingrich, however, has still not pulled out of the GOP presidential race.
Lawmakers in the House plan to vote Friday on a measure that would prevent a doubling of the student loan interest rate on July 1. The House would pay for the decreased revenue by raiding the new health care law's fund for preventive care.
TV stations are already compelled to keep records about the campaign ads they air in public files. The FCC's chairman says it's time to make that information available on the Internet. But the stations are resisting.
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