President Obama is planning to meet with House Republicans Wednesday and House Democrats on Thursday. Among the planned topics is the nation's debt ceiling. Alex Bolton, senior staff writer for The Hill, speaks with WAMU's All Things Considered host, Pat Brogan, about what's expected.
Montgomery County's registered voters are overwhelmingly Democrat, but that didn't stop Republican activists from conducting a straw poll to see which GOP presidential contenders the county's voters would support in the 2012 election.
Once every decade, jurisdictions are required to redraw their political boundaries based on the latest census figures. Not surprisingly, the process can sometimes get messy, and the District is no exception.
Republicans hold tight to budget and health care plans, despite losing the special election in New York, says David Hawkings, editor of CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing. Hawkings also tells Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey that the Senate is symbolically staying in session next week.
The District's plan to redraw its ward boundaries is moving forward after a subcommittee meeting on the topic Thursday. As Council member Jack Evans noted at the beginning of the meeting, redistricting is the one issue that gets people the maddest.
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