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The Politics Hour

Kojo and the gang analyze the resignation of D.C.'s second-highest elected official, Council Chairman Kwame Brown.


Romney, Republicans Pulled In More Money In May Than Obama, Democrats

For the first time in this campaign, the GOP challenger has collected more than the incumbent. Romney and his party brought in more than $76 million. Obama and the Democrats raised about $60 million.

Public Still Mostly Hates Health Law With Supreme Court Ruling Just Weeks Off

The latest major poll, commissioned by CBS News/NY Times just weeks before the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its ruling on the constitutionality of the health-care law. The survey found that nothing has happened to change the minds of a majority of the public that the law should be overturned.
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Kwame Brown Faces New Charge For Campaign Finance Violation

Embattled former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is also facing a misdemeanor charge related to his 2008 campaign, according to court documents filed this morning. 

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Friday News Roundup - International

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says U.N. monitors were shot at when trying to get to the scene of the latest Syrian massacre. An American drone strike in Pakistan killed al-Qaida's number two in command. Eurozone countries contemplated a rescue of Spain's troubled banks. Matt Frei of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and David Sanger of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Republican Gov. Scott Walker won his recall election in Wisconsin, but exit polls indicated 18 percent of his supporters would vote for President Obama over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the fall. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was "prepared to take action on the flagging U.S. economy. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace. John Dickerson of Slate, Shawna Thomas of NBC News and Jerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal join Diane for a discussion of the week's top national news stories.

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Analysis: Kwame Brown's Resignation Leaves 'Leadership Vacuum'

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigns after bank fraud charge; now what? WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden talks about the latest in D.C. government scandals.

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Republicans Propose Offsetting Student Loans With Pension Contributions

D.C.-area Democrats are skewering a plan from House Republicans to balance low student loan interest with increased pension contributions from federal government worker.