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Scandal Puts Secret Service Culture In The Spotlight

After alleged misbehavior that involved prostitution, the U.S. Secret Service revoked top security clearances of 11 agents who have been put on administrative leave and remain under investigation. The agents were part of the advance team that traveled to Colombia before President Obama arrived to attend the Summit of the Americas. The scandal has focused attention on the training and standards typically upheld by the Secret Service.
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Nine Virginia Governors Attend Conference At UVA

The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership plays host to nine Virginia governors Tuesday night -- from Bob McDonnell and Tim Kaine all the way back to Linwood Holton.


At Scandal-Ridden Federal Agency, All Sorts Of Abuses

"Every time we turned over a stone we found 50 more with all kinds of things crawling out," General Services Administration Inspector General Brian Miller told Congress this morning.
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Managing the Burden of Student Debt.

President Obama is calling on Congress to stop federal student loan rates from doubling this summer. Republicans argue extending the current 3.4 percent rate would cost taxpayers too much. We discuss the implications for families and the economy.


'Our Challenges Are Complex,' First Lady Says

Michelle Obama's new signature public issue is to give support to U.S. military veterans and their families. In an interview with host Michel Martin, the first lady discusses that plan, as well as two issues in the news: the Trayvon Martin killing, and Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen's statements about Ann Romney.
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Romney, Obama Both Top $2M Raised In Virginia

Presidential candidates already have their eyes on Virginia; both Mitt Romney and President Obama have raised millions in the state so far.


Romney Has 2-Point Lead Over Obama As Gallup 'Tracking Poll' Begins

For those who can't get enough of polls about the presidential election, Gallup has fired up its "daily tracking" survey that will follow the levels of support for President Obama and presumed GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Other Options Gone, Tea Party Members Warm Up To Romney

At a Tea Party gathering in Philadelphia on Monday night, many in the crowd were only recent converts to Mitt Romney's campaign. Some said a solid Tea Party vice presidential choice would generate real enthusiasm for Romney's cause.
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More Money Orders: Harry Thomas Jr. Tied To Jeffrey Thompson

Political donor Jeffrey Thompson also left his mark on the campaign fund of former Council member Harry Thomas Jr., according to city records.