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Violence Against Women Act Faces Challenges

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act faces challenges, as lawmakers try to combine the passed Senate version of the bill with the House version.

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Obama, Romney Focus On Fall Presidential Election

It's been a busy week in politics including Mitt Romney's five primary wins — making him the de facto Republican presidential nominee. Newt Gingrich, however, has still not pulled out of the GOP presidential race.
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House Divided Over How To Pay For Student Loan Bill

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote Friday on a measure that would prevent a doubling of the student loan interest rate on July 1. The House would pay for the decreased revenue by raiding the new health care law's fund for preventive care.
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FCC To Vote On Putting TV's Campaign Ad Data Online

TV stations are already compelled to keep records about the campaign ads they air in public files. The FCC's chairman says it's time to make that information available on the Internet. But the stations are resisting.
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The Wisconsin Recall That Nobody's Talking About

Amid the flurry of the recall campaign targeting Gov. Scott Walker, no one seems to be paying attention to Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who could also be ousted.
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Report: Gingrich's Secret Service Protection To End

Newt Gingrich is ending his presidential campaign next wee. A conservative taxpayers group had called on him to give up his Secret Service protection.
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The Politics Hour

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) join the Politics Hour gang.

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