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Winning The White House (Rebroadcast)

Diane is joined by veteran presidential election observers Eleanor Clift and Samuel Popkin to discuss what it takes to win the White House.

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Senate Renews Export-Import Bank's Charter

Senators voted to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank late Tuesday night, making it possible for the U.S. government to continue to insure goods in trade deals with foreign entities. 

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D.C. Council Finds Common Ground On Budget

The D.C. Council overcame its differences on next year's budget this week, tentatively approving a plan crafted by Council Chair Kwame Brown.


Fischer, Kerrey Win Senate Primary In Nebraska

Nebraska state Senator Deb Fischer won the Republican nomination Tuesday to run for a U.S. Senate seat in November. She will face former Senator Bob Kerrey, a Democrat who represented the state from 1988-2000.

Debt Ceiling Debate Is Revived In Washington

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned on Tuesday that the U.S. will likely hit its debt limit sometime before the end of the year. At the same event in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner promised that any increase in the nation's debt ceiling would have to be accompanied by corresponding budget reductions. .

'Joe The Plumber' Race A 'Microcosm' Of 2012 Politics

The conservative known for his role in the 2008 presidential election is taking on a veteran Democrat in a new Ohio district. An analyst calls the race a microcosm of "the culture wars that are going on in the country right now." Most of the candidates' funding is coming from outside the state.

Coming To A Political Campaign Near You: Outside Money, And Lots Of It

Congressional candidates are increasingly raising money from supporters and groups who are ideological and outside their district — leaving some to say local voters and local issues are playing second fiddle to these donors' ideologies.
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Police Tactics And Crime

Critics argue that New York's aggressive "Stop and Frisk" policies lead to racial profiling, and may not even be effective. We explore the debates.

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C-SPAN'S Brian Lamb

C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb has always wanted to give the American public insight into the process of governing and access to people in power. We talk with Lamb about what he's achieved so far and what's next.

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A New Councilman For D.C.'s Ward 5

Kojo chats with D.C. Councilman-Elect Kenyan McDuffie, the Democrat who won a special election in Ward 5 this week.