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Maine Independent Angus King To Caucus With Senate Democrats

Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine, who cruised to victory last week running as an independent, said Wednesday that he will caucus with Senate Democrats, giving them in effect a 55-45 seat advantage next year.
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Cigarette Tax Hike Called For In Maryland

Montgomery County executive Isiah Leggett joined the Maryland Health Care For All Coalition in calling Maryland to raise the taxes on cigarettes again next year.

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The Petraeus Affair: From First Meeting To Full-Blown Scandal

New details are emerging about how David Petraeus' extramarital affair developed, and when officials — from law enforcement to the White House — first found out about it.
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Obama's Political Moneyball Could Be The Shape Of Campaigns To Come

The Obama re-election campaign was informed by its deep dive into data on millions of voters. Some Republicans worry they're way behind in modern campaigning; others note that political science isn't rocket science, and say they can do just as well or better in 2016.
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At-Large Debate Special: The Politics Of A Transforming City

Join Kojo and WAMU 88.5 News as we chat with all the candidates running for the an at-large D.C. Council seat about the visions for managing the growth of the city.

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Pelosi Wants To Remain Democratic Leader In House

The California Democrat says she want to focus on empowering women and boosting the economy. She says she also wants to concentrate on reducing the amount of money that's needed to be elected.
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New Lawmakers Begin 'Freshman Orientation' On Capitol Hill

Freshman members of Congress head to orientation this week, learning the rules of the game on Capitol Hill while they interview staff members and jockey for office space.

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Obama To Hold White House News Conference

At the White House, President Obama will hold his first East Room news conference since March on Wednesday. He's expected to talk about the nation's fiscal condition, as well as the scandal that has cost him his CIA director.

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