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The Watergate Class Of 1974: How They Arrived In Congress, How They Left

It's been 40 years since the break in at the Democratic National Committee. The scandal ushered in 91 new members of the House — mostly Democrats. Who exactly were the "Class of '74?" And what happened to them?
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Loudoun County Board Still At Stalemate On Silver Line

Little was resolved during a marathon Loudoun County Board meeting to discuss Dulles rail financing last night. Lawmakers have just two more weeks to decide whether to participate in the next phase of the project.


U.S. Border States Have Stake In Mexico's Election

Mexicans go to the polls July 1 to elect their next president, but it isn't just Mexicans who are interested in the outcome. For Americans living along the border, the future of Mexico affects their bottom line.

A Fine Line: Distinguishing Issue Ads From Advocacy

Groups such as Crossroads GPS, which has run ads attacking President Obama on many issues, can't make politics their primary purpose. That's because they are classified as social welfare organizations, or 501(c)(4) groups, under the tax code. But political scientists say the line between issue ads and express advocacy has almost been erased.

Rangel Downplays The Roots That Might Help His Re-Election

An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.
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Funding For D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Moves Forward

The House struck a deal Monday that will secure funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides private school vouchers for low-income District students.


A Horse Is A Horse, Unless Of Course It's Ann Romney's Dressage Champ

Rafalca, a 15-year-old Oldenburg mare, and her rider qualified for the Olympics this weekend. The Romneys' involvement in dressage, often considered the snobbiest of the horse sports, has brought the event considerable attention of late — including mocking from Stephen Colbert.