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New Approaches To Local Civic Engagement

We chat with the curators of two of Washington's online communities about a new project to help voters understand an upcoming special election in D.C.

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Congress Approves $9B In Federal Flood Insurance For Sandy Victims

Congress officially passed $9 billion in federal flood insurance money, which will go towards victims of Superstorm Sandy, including the 800 afflicted families in Maryland.

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Obama (Officially) Wins! Electoral College Votes Tallied Before Congress

On Friday, it was confirmed that President Obama won the election with 332 electoral votes tallied in his column. Of course this is old news. But the formal count mandated by the Constitution took place before a joint session of Congress, heavy on ceremony and light on attendance.
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Now You Don't See Them, Now You Do: Pelosi Defends Doctored Photo

Four of the women who are members of the House were a little late to a group photo Thursday. So Pelosi's office digitally added them later. It's a "historic record of who the Democratic women of Congress are," the minority leader says.
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It's Official: Electoral Votes Are Counted; Obama & Biden Won

At a joint session of Congress, the Electoral College votes from each state were read aloud.
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Federal And State Efforts To Reduce Gun Violence

New York lawmakers agree on tighter gun control laws. President Barack Obama is expected to announce broad action to curb gun violence later this week. An update on federal and state gun control efforts.

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Update: Senate Joins House In Passing Sandy Aid Bill

A second, larger chunk of aid for those devastated in the late October storm will be voted on later this month. There has been bipartisan outrage this week that the House had not acted sooner.

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Susan Crawford: "Captive Audience"

A communications policy expert on why Americans are paying more for Internet access but getting much less.

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