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Failed Promises For Early Education Programs

President Obama says he wants to make quality early education available to every child in America. But a new study shows state funding for pre-kindergarten programs dropped by over a half a billion dollars from 2011 to 2012. Host Michel Martin finds out more about the cuts and the consequences.
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Sequester Slams Head Start Programs

Sequestration resulted in automatic cutbacks to several government programs. Many families that rely on Head Start to care for and educate young children have been forced to make other plans. Host Michel Martin speaks with a Head Start teacher in Kansas and NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez, about how programs have been affected.
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McDonnell Enjoys Widespread Support, Poll Says

After a successful legislative session this year, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell enjoys an increased level of support amongst voters, even from the other side of the aisle.

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McConnell Tries To Show He's Still At Home In Kentucky

The Senate minority leader is up for re-election next year, and polling in his state shows his popularity is suffering. Some voters complain that Mitch McConnell is out of touch with the people of the Bluegrass State, and others say it's time for some new blood. Still, he will be hard to beat.
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A Search For Faith In 'Godless' Washington

When he first moved to Washington, D.C., White House faith adviser Jonathan DuBois had heard people in the nation's capital weren't serious about their religious beliefs. Instead, he found how those in the public eye keep a private faith.
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Virginia Lawmakers Gearing Up For 2014 Election

It's been six months since the 2012 election ended, but now lawmakers in the region are turning their attention to the 2014 contest, and that means raising money.

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Congress Heads Back To Debt Talks, Immigration

Lawmakers return to Congress on Monday, following a week's hiatus. Host Rachel Martin checks in with NPR congressional correspondent David Welna about what's on their agenda for the upcoming session. Internet sales tax, paying creditors, immigration, Benghazi hearing, Syria, Guantanamo

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