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Americans And Gun Control

The horror and outrage in the aftermath of last week's mass shootings in Connecticut are galvanizing new efforts to ban assault weapons. Diane and her guests discuss Americans and gun control.

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Analysis: Government Workers And Contractors Prepare For Possible Cuts

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the spending cuts that could go into effect if lawmakers don't come to an agreement.


Unions — Who Needs 'Em?

In this week's Barbershop, the guys weigh in on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state. They also discuss Michigan's right-to-work law and whether unions are still relevant today.

It's All Politics, Dec. 13, 2012

Labor pains in Michigan, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner head to the cliff, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is steamed, and we're still waiting for a Senate replacement for Jim DeMint in South Carolina. It looks like the only folks smiling in this week's podcast are Ken Rudin and Ron Elving.

'Manufactured Charges' Maligned Her Character, Rice Says

The U.N. ambassador, who withdrew herself from consideration to be the next secretary of state, gives her side of the story in today's Washington Post.
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Congress Fails To Fill Positions In Ethics Office

Government watchdog groups fear that members of Congress are trying to subtly phase out an office that investigates possible ethics violations by members of Congress. 

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U.S. Attorney Closes Investigation Into Brown Brothers

Federal officials have closed an investigation into former D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown after his brother, Che Brown, pleaded guilty to bank fraud Thursday. Both brothers may have to pay civil penalties on unrelated campaign finance violation charges.

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Probes Into Lottery Contract, CFO's Office Continue

Questions remain over the award of a contract for the D.C. lottery and one D.C. Council member plans to ask the U.S. Attorney's office to look into the matter.