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Analysis: Rough Week For Mayor Gray's Campaign Team

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign team has come under fire this week after two members were charged with campaign finance fraud and lying to the FBI. WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden breaks down the latest on Morning Edition.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Obama defended his campaign's attacks on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, after Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker called the ads "nauseating." The U.S. housing market showed signs of strengthening as sales of both new and existing homes rose. Four Secret Service agents implicated in the Colombian prostitution scandal said they would fight their dismissals. Ron Elving of NPR, Susan Davis of USA Today and David Leonhardt of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Previewing Party Politics In Alexandria

Upcoming primary elections in Virginia have fractured the Alexandria Democratic Party. Opposing factions of candidates are rallying around debates about how much density the city should allow. We chat with WAMU 88.5 reporter Michael Lee...


Romney Declares National Education Emergency

Mitt Romney has introduced his plan for overhauling education. At a speech to a Hispanic small business group Wednesday, the Republican presidential candidate outlined a blueprint that expands school choice for disabled and disadvantaged students, requires schools to provide regular reports on student progress and returns student loans to the private sector.
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Former Gray Campaign Aide Howard Brooks Pleads Guilty

Howard Brooks, who served as campaign consultant for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in 2010 and has been charged with lying to the FBI, pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court Thursday.


Obama Seeks To Gain Support Among Military Voters

Long before Obama gave a commencement speech to Air Force cadets Wednesday, his campaign was focusing attention on his record with military families and veterans — a key voting group that could make the difference in swing states like Virginia, North Carolina and Florida.

Romney Pivots To Education Platform In Seeking Latino Votes

Declaring that a "national emergency" exists in public education, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shifted from his usual economic message to outline his education platform during a speech to a Latino business group Wednesday.
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D.C. Abortion Activists Stake Out Office Of Rep. Franks

Dozens of protesters staked out the office of Republican Congressman Trent Franks Wednesday, hoping to get him to answer for his interference in the abortion policies of the District.