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Last Year's Legacy: Debt Ceiling 'Avalanche' Looms

A year ago at this time, Congress was battling over whether to raise the debt ceiling. They tied their own hands, saying they would come up with a solution or massive cuts would set in automatically. Then nothing happened. And the chances of anything changing before the election are slim to none.
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Salary Tax On D.C. Commuters Sparks Controversy

Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are resisting calls to tax commuters who work in the District but live in the suburbs.

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Growing Diversity May Be Turning Virginia Blue

Two factors suggest Virginia may be turning into a more Democratic state, according to a social scientist.

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Obama, Romney Campaigns Clash Over Federal Pay Issue

The race for support for federal workers compensation in the region is heating up.

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The NRA's Lock On The Gun Control Debate

There have been expressions of sorrow from the nation's political leaders over the shootings in Colorado, but no one's making any attempt at rewriting laws to head off another massacre. The National Rifle Association is widely considered the reason why, but is its hold over Washington real or perceived?
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Obama Pre-Empts Romney's Israel Visit With Security Aid Bill Signing

It may have just been a coincidence that on the eve of Mitt Romney's visit to Israel, President Obama signed legislation that increases U.S. military and security aid to the Jewish state. But the timing showed once again the benefits of incumbency in an election year.
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A Smaller Government: Risks, Rewards, Reform

In many ways, the entire Washington region is a "company town." All of us, not just federal employees and contractors, will be affected by the $100 billion dollar federal budget cuts slated to automatically start in less than five months.

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