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Who Will Rule In Congress?: A Look At The Races

One third of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives are up for election in November. Host Jacki Lyden talks with NPR's Ken Rudin about some of the congressional races to watch in 2012.
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When Polls Conflict: What Political Gauges Mean

Guest Host Jacki Lyden speaks with Andy Kohut, president of the Pew Center, about the real significance of approval ratings and polls in this 2012 election season.
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Congress' Split On Afghanistan Isn't Along Party Lines

Should the U.S. leave now, go later or reinforce? Just as the nation is divided over the war in Afghanistan, so too is Congress. As usual, Democrats and Republicans are arguing, but this time it's among themselves.
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Confusion Wins In Missouri's 'Chaotic' Caucus Process

Most of the state holds its caucuses Saturday morning, but the first one in Barry County was a messy event. More than 250 people showed up, many planning to vote directly for the candidates. That was not to be.
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GOP Incumbents Clash In Illinois After Redistricting

Redistricting is forcing a handful of congressional incumbents of the same party to run against each other in primaries. Next Tuesday, two Illinois Republicans square off in a battle of experience versus relative youth, Tea Party versus GOP establishment, and conservative versus conservative.
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Buying A Political Ad? Let A SuperPAC Foot The Bill

Mitt Romney and the superPAC that supports him vastly outspent his rivals in Alabama and Mississippi, yet Romney still lost both primaries. This has some political experts wondering: When it comes to TV ads, is there a saturation point?
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Disability Parking Rules in our Region

There will soon be 1,100 new "red top" meters for use by vehicles with disability tags around the District, and new rules now require everyone to pay to park. We look at accessible parking rules around our region, and what they mean for all drivers.

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Week In Politics: Primaries And Obama Campaign

Melissa Block talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the GOP primaries and President Obama's re-election campaign.

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