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Md. Senator Seeks To Improve Transportation With Tight Funds

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is asking lawmakers to consider a different way to improve the nation's roads and bridges. Cardin introduced a bill Tuesday to do exactly that.

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D.C. Council Takes Final Vote On 2012 Budget

The D.C. Council has taken its second and final vote on the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, and that meant a lot of haggling and back and forth at the Wilson Building.

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New Va. Laws Focus On School Safety

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law several bills intended to improve school safety Tuesday.

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The Hill's Alex Bolton: Democrats Draw Boundaries In Deficit Talks

Democrats in Congress are drawing a firm line in negotiations with Republicans over the debt limit, The Hill's Alex Bolton tells WAMU's Pat Brogan, but they're still facing questions about the recent scandal involving Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.). Also, Bolton explains the significance of the fact that more than 30 Republicans voted to eliminate a tax break for ethanol producers.

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CQ Roll Call: Weiner Seeks Leave Of Absence, Congressional Republicans’ Role In Race, Meetings Planned For Deficit Reduction

David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, talks about the latest news on Capitol Hill, including Rep. Anthony Weiner's announcement to seek a leave of absence from the House, the role congressional republicans are playing as the presidential race begins to take shape, and the status on reaching a deal for deficit reduction.

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D.C. Council Committee Discusses New Ethics Legislation

With several D.C. Council members under investigation, Monday a council committee took up a proposed overhaul of the city government's ethics rules. But the measure was criticized by some of the witnesses as not going far enough.

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