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Pepco Raked Over Coals Even As Rate Hikes Considered

Pepco continues to face criticism for their response to storm damage in late June, and at least one local politician called the utility's request for a rate hike 'ridiculous.'

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What's It Mean That Romney Was CEO, Anyway?

Documents suggest Mitt Romney was chief executive at Bain Capital for longer than he has said. That's significant — but only to a point.
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Governors Spar Over Medicaid And Health Exchanges

It's no easy trick for the National Governors Association to get Republican and Democratic chief executives in the same room. After the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act a few weeks ago, it's proving even harder.
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Why New Swing State Of Virginia May Determine Presidency

President Obama is on a two-day Virginia campaign swing, the airwaves are awash in campaign ads, and there's a veritable who-has-more-campaign-offices arms race under way. It's a situation that astounds lifelong Virginians. Says one political analyst: "It's almost the new Ohio."
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Obama, Romney Trade Barbs Over Bain Capital

While the presidential campaigns traded attack ads on Friday, President Obama was on the road in Virginia. The state is a prime target for both candidates.
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D.C. Mayor Under Fire For Unreported Campaign Cash

The city of Washington, D.C., has seen plenty of political scandals and this year is no exception. Two city council members have pleaded guilty to fraud, and now D.C. mayor Vincent Grey is under pressure to resign amid charges of corruption.
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Texas Voter ID Law Now In Hands Of Three-Judge Panel

The judges are expected to make a decision by late August, and a lot of people outside Texas are interested in the outcome. A number of states have passed voter ID laws, and several await Justice Department "preclearance." If Texas loses, it will almost certainly appeal to the Supreme Court.
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Analysis: Congress Kicks The Can On Farm Bill, Postal Service, Tax Cuts

Congress isn't expected to get much done this summer. As David Hawkings of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing explains, the lame duck sessionis the soonest we'll see any action on Capitol Hill.

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