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Will Your Family Squabble About Politics This Thanksgiving?

"People who have any brains" will avoid dredging up politics during the holidays, says one psychologist. But in our highly polarized era, family gatherings offer the chance for rare encounters with people who don't already share our partisan leanings.
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Analysis: Prepping For Leadership Transitions In Federal Agencies

Charles Clark of Government Executive talks about the preparations that go on inside an agency when its head is expected to step down for a president's second term.

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Paul Reid: "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965"

An award-winning journalist presents a revelatory portrait of Winston Churchill as a brilliant, flawed and dynamic leader in the last 25 years of his life.

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President Obama And The Lame Duck Congress

Diane and her guests talk priorities and prospects for compromise on tax rates, spending cuts and other key policy decisions in the final weeks of the lame duck Congress.

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Remembering Lawrence Guyot

Lawrence Guyot's lifetime of activism spanned from the Mississippi Freedom Summer to local debates about the future of Ward 1 in Washington, D.C.

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D.C. Council Digs Into Mayor's Campaign Finance Reform Bill

D.C. Council members aren't yet on board with Mayor Vincent Gray's campaign finance reform proposal; at least one member who attended a work session on the law yesterday called the rules 'confusing.' 

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Obama Campaign Machine May Be Turned Loose On Fiscal Cliff Climbing Congress

President Obama's campaign operation apparently isn't going to be totally retired just yet. Instead, the Obama team is considering deploying some of its grass-roots elements to push Congress to solve the fiscal cliff problem and help pass the president's agenda.
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Sen. Mark Warner Passes On Second Run For Governor

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner will not run as a Democratic candidate for governor in 2013, saying in a statement Tuesday that he wants to stay in Congress.

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Former Sen. Warren Rudman Dies

A Republican who sometimes worked across party lines, he was known for an effort to narrow budget deficits and for a pre-2001 commission report that warned America would "become increasingly vulnerable to hostile attack."

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