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Rep. Pascrell Victorious In Redrawn N.J. District

In New Jersey, Democratic Rep. Bill Pascrell soundly defeated his colleague Democratic Rep. Steve Rothman in a nasty member versus member primary on Tuesday. Rothman and Pascrell arrived in Washington 16 years ago from neighboring districts.

Why Does The Mortgage-Interest Tax Deduction Still Exist?

If you own a home in the U.S., if you have a mortgage, you can deduct the interest you pay on that mortgage from your taxes. It's a popular, well-entrenched policy. But according to one policy adviser in Washington, "the mortgage-interest deduction ... makes no sense."

How Walker Held On To His Job In Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall attempt in Wisconsin on Tuesday by doing what he had to do, turning out huge majorities in the Republican enclaves of the state — especially in its eastern half near Lake Michigan.

Walker, Barrett Await Results In Wis. Recall

Robert Siegel talks to Don Gonyea, David Schaper and Ron Elving for an update on the recall election in Wisconsin.

Wis. Voters Turn Out In Droves For Recall Election

Robert Siegel talks with Don Gonyea and David Schaper about the state's recall election.

Romney's Health Care Prescription Gives Some Conservatives Heartburn

The GOP candidate's choice to head his transition team has raised doubts among some on the right. Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt has been running a group that helps states implement key parts of the health care law that Romney vows to ditch.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Survives Recall

The state's Republican Gov. Scott Walker has survived a recall election in one of the most closely watched and dramatic state races. He defeated Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett.
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Analysis: Farm Bill Touches Food Stamps, Chesapeake Cleanup

While it wouldn't seem like an agricultural authorization bill would have a lot to do with the D.C. area, the one being considered in Congress right now has ramifications both for Chesapeake cleanup and for Food Stamp recipients.