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Whistleblowers, Leakers and the Obama Administration

The Obama administration is cracking down on government employees who share sensitive information. We explore the blurry line between "leaking" and "whistleblowing"...

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Analysis: Virginia Budget Plan Affects Dulles Rail, D.C. Considers Longer School Days

Virginia lawmakers finally agreed on a new budget plan, but it comes at the expense of the Dulles rail project.

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Video Of Children Portraying Adult Criminals Is Withdrawn In Mexico

A video that caused a sensation in Mexico for using child actors to highlight social and political challenges has been removed from both YouTube and the website of the group that produced it. Despite being online for less than a week, "Niños Incómodos" was viewed more than 1.8 million times.
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Jeff Faux: "The Servant Economy"

An economist describes the financial decline of the middle class and why he believes neither political party will stop it.

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What The Affordable Care Act Means For Consumers

What the Affordable Care Act means for you. We take your questions on how implementation of the law could affect consumers.

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House Passes Highway Funding Bill, Awaits Conference With Senate

Congress is still at odds over a national highways funding program, and lawmakers from both chambers will still have to work to reach a deal.

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Local Democrats Decry House-Passed Small Business Bill

The House passed a small business-friendly bill this week, but its critics say it will largely benefit wealthy business owners.

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In Ohio, Romney Points To Obama's Failed Promises

One day after President Obama delivered a speech on the U.S. economy in Lorain County, Ohio, Mitt Romney went there Thursday to respond to the president. Romney is chasing the president to accuse the incumbent of failing to live up to his campaign promises.
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Federal Reserve Delays Enforcement of Volker Rule

The Federal Reserve and other banking regulators have granted banks a two-year grace period to come into compliance with the Volcker Rule. That's one of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul bill passed nearly two years ago. It restricts U.S. banks from making trades that put the bank and depositor funds at risk. But regulators are struggling to iron out the details of those rules.
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When Lobbyists Pay To Meet With Congressmen

"...the fundraiser has 35,000 bucks in checks sitting in her pocket right now. And we're going to talk about public policy while we take the checks."

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