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David Shambaugh: "China Goes Global"

China has the world's second-biggest economy and is the largest foreign holder of American debt. But one scholar says its power on the global stage has been greatly exaggerated.


GOP Minority Outreach: 'Future Majority Caucus'

After the 2012 election, many Republicans admit they need to do more to reach out to minorities. The party recently launched a campaign called the 'Future Majority Caucus,' to recruit women and people of color to seek state offices. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee about the effort.
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Senate Votes Again On The Violence Against Women Act

The Senate is expected to once again pass the Violence Against Women Act today, but it's unclear whether the legislation, which provides funding to many women's shelters and other domestic violence support groups, has a chance in the house. 


Eerie Echoes From The First State Of The Union

What were the issues George Washington raised in the State of the Union address 223 years ago? Some of the same ones you're likely to hear from President Obama on Tuesday night.
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Kendel Ehrlich To Attend Forum For County Executive Candidates

A former Maryland first lady is expected to appear at a forum for candidates seeking to replace former Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold.

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Disagreement On Deadline For Federal Budget Cuts Continues

Lawmakers in the region disagree about what Congress should do to deal with the March 1 deadline that triggers about a trillion dollars in federal budget cuts.


What Will Obama Say In State Of The Union Address?

This week, President Barack Obama delivers the first State of the Union address of his second term, a key moment in the Washington calendar and in the often difficult relationship between the White House and Congress. NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro has a preview and talks with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.