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Senator DeMint Leaving Congress To Head Think Tank

Senator Jim DeMint on Thursday announced that he will not return to the new Congress, and instead will resign early next month. DeMint will instead lead the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
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Area Lawmakers Spar Over Location Of New FBI Headquarters

Lawmakers representing districts in both Prince George's and Fairfax Counties continue to jockey for position ahead of an expected decision to find new headquarters for the FBI.

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Congressional Redistricting And The Electoral College

Virginia Republicans have launched the latest congressional redistricting effort, a strategy which many say contributes to partisan gridlock in Washington. Please join us to discuss the politics of gerrymandering and proposed changes to the Electoral College.


White House Dismisses Constitutional Challenge In Debt Ceiling Saga

White House spokesman Jay Carney put an end to intense speculation Thursday about whether President Obama would do an end run around Congress with one simple line: "This administration does not believe the 14th Amendment gives the president the power to ignore the debt ceiling — period."

Fixing The Budget, While Protecting The Middle Class

House Republicans and the White House are at a stalemate over how best to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. As the deficit deadline approaches, the priority for Senate Budget Committee member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), is to protect the middle class.
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The Politics Hour

We connect with a Republican angling to be Virginia's next lieutenant governor and three Democrats competing for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The November jobs number report. What's new in the fiscal cliff negotiations. And former President George W. Bush weighs in on immigration.