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Volker Rule Languishes Without Guidelines

The botched trade at JPMorgan Chase has revived debate on Capitol Hill over whether the recent Dodd Frank financial regulation law gets tough enough on Wall Street. Federal regulators have taken months, and may take several more, to come up with guidelines to implement the Volcker rule.
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Obama Ad Blasts Romney's Time At Bain Capital

The Obama re-election committee on Monday released a two-minute ad taking aim at Republican rival Mitt Romney's record at the private equity firm Bain Capital. The ad challenges Romney's claim that his business experience qualifies him to turn the economy around.
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Calif. Voters Forced To Choose How To Ease Defict

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown says the state's budget deficit is now $16 billion. That's almost double the figure he gave in January. Brown is attempting to force voters to choose between higher taxes and deeper spending cuts.
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JPMorgan's Loss A Gain For Campaign Positioning

JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion loss in a risky investment brings attention to the presidential candidates' stances on financial regulation. President Obama supported the Dodd-Frank act, while Mitt Romney has said he would replace it with other regulations.
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Virginia Lawmakers Consider $44M In Budget Amendments

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell proposed amendments to the state budget to the tune of $44 million, including a call for lawmakers to contribute towards their state pensions.

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Alexandria Council Approves High-Density Development

The Alexandria City Council approved the Beauregard small-area plan over the weekend, despite concerns that it would displace hundreds of low-income residents.

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Ward 5 Winner Could Be Swing Vote

D.C. is holding a special election Tuesday in Ward 5. Twelve candidates are on the ballot to fill the seat vacated by former councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.

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Obama's Gay Marriage Stand May Not Sway Latinos

There's a commonly held assumption that goes like this: Latinos have socially conservative views on religion and family; therefore, President Obama's support for gay marriage won't play well with Latino voters. But analysts say it's unlikely that the president's decision will make much difference.

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