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Congress Is Busy, But Not With Legislative Business

Congress hasn't been doing much lately — at least in terms of congressional work. In terms of fundraising for their re-election campaigns, however, they're as busy as can be.

Poll: Obama Leads Romney 3 To 1 On Some Topics

Robert Siegel speaks with Andrew Kohut, President of the Pew research Center, about the results of its latest poll on the presidential race. The results show that President Obama leads challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters. His lead is currently larger than the previous three winning presidential candidates had at this point before their elections.

Political Consulting And The 'Lie Factory'

Audie Cornish speaks with Jill Lepore about her latest New Yorker piece, "The Lie Factory," about the origins of the political consulting business in the United States.
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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.