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Obama Team: Household Net Worth Actually Rose During His Presidency

Using additional Federal Reserve data, White House officials on the president's National Economic Council argued that while household net worth fell before President Obama took office, it has risen since then and he bears some of the credit.

Here's The International Skinny On The U.S. Election

Political scientists worldwide are watching the U.S. presidential race. Some wonder how a President Romney would change military policy. Some worry that the U.S. economy overseen by President Obama is hurting them. And some see Europe in the unusual position of affecting the election's outcome.

Gov. Rick Scott On Florida Showdown With Feds

Florida's controversial voter eligibility program is intended to purge non-citizens from its rosters. State election officials say it's necessary to protect the integrity of elections. But the U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit, saying eligible voters could get caught up. Host Michel Martin talks to Florida Governor Rick Scott.
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Council Member Phil Mendelson Gets Vote For D.C. Council Chair

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson will serve as the council's interim chair until November. 

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Jim Moran Beats Challenger In Democratic Primary

Northern Virginia Rep. Jim Moran easily beat challenger Bruce Shuttleworth in Tuesday's Virginia primary; now, it's on to face a familiar opponent, Republican Patrick Murray. 

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With Primary Done, George Allen Gears Up For Tight Senate Race

After George Allen's easy win in the Republican primary for the Virginia U.S. Senate race yesterday, pretty much every metric is predicting a very tight race this November between Allen and Democratic candidate Tim Kaine.  


Democrat Wins Ariz. Test Of 2012 Themes; 'Fighting Sioux' Retired In N.D.

Ron Barber, a former aide to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will serve the remaining seven months of her term. Republicans tried to tie him to President Obama's policies. Barber painted his Tea Party-supported opponent as "extreme."
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Incumbents Emerge Victorious In Alexandria Primary

A tight race in yesterday's primary in Alexandria ended with six candidates — most of them who have served on the city council before — winning Democratic spots on the ballot out of a field of 14. 


Ariz. Voters Pick Giffords' Aide To Replace Her

Voters in Southern Arizona decided Tuesday who will replace former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for the remainder of her term: her former district director, Ron Barber. Giffords resigned from Congress in January to focus on recovery from injuries she suffered in a shooting in early 2011. Barber was also injured. His Republican opponent, Tucson businessman Jesse Kelly, narrowly lost to Giffords two years ago.