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Analysis: Uncertainty Abounds For Federal Employees Facing Cuts

Discussions of a stop-gap measure to fund the federal government until a longer-term deal on sequestration can be brokered has done little to quell the uncertainties for federal employees.

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D.C. Council Shoots Down Capital Gains Tax Cut

A proposal from D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to lower the capital gains tax for investors in District-based technology companies has been shot down by the council.


Smoke Cleared, Texas Gun Owners Remain Wary

Texas was once the center of the movement to safeguard gun rights. Today, nearly every fight has been won in the state, and indeed around the country. While gun owners in East Texas celebrate and cherish their rights, they remain distrustful.

Deep South Democrats Seek Path Back To Relevance

It can be lonely being a Democrat in the Deep South. In the reliably Republican region, even recruiting viable Democratic candidates can be a challenge. But strategists are looking to nearby states to learn how the party might start to make inroads in such red territory.

Obama Has 8-Point Lead In Pew Poll; Big Advantage With Women, Blacks, Young

Obama's lead at this point in the race is "stronger than the last three winning presidential candidates," says Pew's president. Only Bill Clinton, running in both 1992 and 1996, had bigger leads in mid-September.