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Future Of The Silver Line

Extending rail service to Loudoun County is about more than transportation. We explore the political and societal aspects of the Silver Line.

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Still Waiting For That Declaration Of Independents

As we approach Independence Day, it seems clear that there will not be a significant "independent" presidential candidate competing against President Obama and Mitt Romney this year.
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Virginia Voters To Receive Reminder Calls On ID Law

Virginia election officials will call provisional voters to remind them to provide identification at the polls.

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Obamacare, Romneycare And The Politics In Between

Since the Supreme Court's ruling that essentially the Affordable Care Act, it's been hard to separate substance from rhetoric. The 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court is now front and center in the presidential campaign. Host David Greene talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about whether it's likely to remain a defining issue in the weeks and months ahead.
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Defeated Democrats Find 'Vindication In Spades' In High Court's Health Care Ruling

A new study says 13 congressional Democrats lost their seats in 2010 chiefly because they voted for the health care law. Today, they say they're pleased with the Supreme Court's move to uphold it. But will that help some of them regain their seats?

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Asian And All-American: A Political Star Rises In N.Y.

Earlier this week, Taiwanese-American attorney Grace Meng won the Democratic primary for New York's newly redrawn 6th Congressional District. If she wins the general election in November, she'll become New York City's first Asian-American member of Congress.

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