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The HIll: With Congress On Recess, All Eyes On Iowa

Members of Congress are mostly in their home districts this month for August recess, and attention turns to Iowa and other potentially important caucus states. The Hill's Alex Bolton talks with WAMU anchor Elliott Francis about these early stages of the 2012 presidential campaign.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell To Succeed Perry As Head Republican Governors Association

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry now in the Republican presidential field, Virginia's Gov. Bob McDonnell takes over for Perry as head of the Republican Governors Association.

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Impending Federal Budget Cuts May Have Negative Impact On D.C. Region

A local economist says impending federal budget cuts will have a negative impact on the region’s economy.

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McDonnell Takes Helm Of Republican Governors Association

Now that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been named chair of the Republican Governors Association, it could test his relationship with Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley.

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Strong Regional Representation In Budget Negotiations May Not Help The Region

The region's lawmakers have played key roles in the ongoing congressional budget negotiations, but that doesn’t necessarily mean their states are getting any special perks.

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Chris Van Hollen Named To Special Committee, Likely No Benefits To D.C. Metro Region

A Maryland lawmaker has been named to a special committee in charge of finding ways to reduce the deficit, but his position may not help the region at all.

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