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Analysis: Kwame Brown's Resignation Leaves 'Leadership Vacuum'

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigns after bank fraud charge; now what? WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden talks about the latest in D.C. government scandals.

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Republicans Propose Offsetting Student Loans With Pension Contributions

D.C.-area Democrats are skewering a plan from House Republicans to balance low student loan interest with increased pension contributions from federal government worker. 

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown Resigns In Wake Of Bank Fraud Charge

A few hours after being charged with bank fraud, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown quietly tendered his resignation last night. He's due in court for a plea hearing Friday. 


Wis. Recall Result Doesn't Dampen Protesters Resolve

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker resumed his normal schedule Wednesday, one day after surviving a recall election. While he and his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, were back at work, anti-Walker protesters have not left the Capitol in Madison.

Wis. Recall Results Strike A Blow To Labor

Public sector unions in Wisconsin targeted Republican Governor Scott Walker and lost. He easily survived a recall vote. His victory leaves many asking the question: What's next for organized labor.

On The Ground In Wisconsin: Lessons From The Winning Side

An influential Republican in Wisconsin says Gov. Scott Walker's win in Tuesday's recall election shows the GOP governor's action on the state's budget resonated beyond the base. But, says Don Taylor, the chairman of the GOP in Waukesha County, its effect on the presidential election in November is uncertain.

On The Ground in Wisconsin: Lessons From The Losing Side

Democratic activists in Wisconsin say they're not angry with President Obama for avoiding recall politics. But they worry that the president's absence may have embittered some volunteers the campaign will need for the competitive presidential race in November.

Walker Moves Forward As The Right's Newest 'Hero'

Wisconsin's GOP Gov. Scott Walker made history by pushing back an effort to recall him from office. Walker's salvation was already a vital cause for the conservative movement. Now, there's speculation about what the future holds for the 45-year-old governor.