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Will Economy Push Washington To Make A Deal?

President Obama is under pressure because of a slowdown in job growth. The Republicans say they're determined to prevent the Bush-era tax cuts from expiring in December. That could bring both sides back to the bargaining table.
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After NAACP Marriage Stance, Discord And Discussion

The NAACP recently took what was for some in the organization a controversial step, when it endorsed same-sex marriage. That move has now led some local officers around the country to resign — including the group's most outspoken critic of gay marriage.
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There's More Secret Money In Politics; Justice Kennedy Might Be Surprised

Outside groups are playing a powerful role in the presidential election, and some of them disclose nothing about their donors. That's despite what the author of the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United ruling seemed to anticipate two years ago.
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New Farm Bill Focuses On Reaping, Not Sowing

The Senate will spend the next several weeks hashing through the farm bill. The legislation deals with everything from crop insurance subsidies to food stamps.
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Corrupt Leaders Hamper D.C.'s Quest For Autonomy

The chairman of Washington, D.C.'s city council resigned Wednesday night, as federal prosecutors moved to bring campaign finance and bank fraud charges against him. Kwame Brown is the second member of the council to resign amid corruption charges in the last few months. And Mayor Vincent Gray has been dogged throughout his tenure by allegations of misuse of campaign funds.
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Congressmen Accuse White House Of Leaking Intel

A bipartisan group of senators has called an investigation into how the news media has received information from the White House about drone strikes and cyber warfare.

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