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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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Will U.S. Try To Snuff Out State Marijuana Laws?

The Justice Department has a big decision to make. Parts of new laws in Colorado and Washington that legalize recreational marijuana take effect next month. The Obama administration must decide whether it will sue to stop that or let the states go their own way, despite federal law.
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Uranium Mining Could Prompt Radioactive Debate In Richmond

The uranium mining industry has been lobbying the Virginia state legislature to consider lifting the ban in the commonwealth, setting it up for a likely vote when the General Assembly is back in session.

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Fiscal Cliff Siren: Meet The Man Behind The Curtain

Debate over the so-called fiscal cliff has dominated the post-election agenda. But the challenge of dealing with long-term debt and the annual deficit has been brewing for years. And one man who has kept his focus and money on that target is the billionaire Peter G. Peterson.

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