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The Politics Hour

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett and D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) join the Politics Hour gang.


In Battleground Iowa, Even Office Space Up For Grabs

President Obama visited Iowa City this week as part of a three-state tour. As it was four years ago, Iowa will be an important state in the general election, which is expected to be a matchup between Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Here's a look at ground operations for both candidates.

Biden Foreign-Policy Counterattack On Romney Highlights GOP Challenge

A president seeking re-election against a backdrop of a lackluster economy would be remiss if he didn't stress his unique roles as the nation's top policymaker for international relations and the military's commander-in-chief. President Obama and his campaign clearly intend to exploit those credentials for all they're worth while pointing out Mitt Romney's lack of them.

N.C. Gay Marriage Amendment Has Unlikely Foes

Next month, voters will decide whether to change the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, as well as civil unions and domestic partnerships. Leading Republican lawmakers think it's one of the most important issues facing voters. But some conservatives worry that the measure goes too far.

Calls For Walker Recall Extend To Wis. Lt. Governor

National attention has focused on the pending recall election of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. But there's another recall election in Wisconsin that is without precedent in U.S. history.