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'Tito the Builder' To Run For Va. State Senate

A construction worker in Prince William County, Va. made famous more than two years ago by Sarah Palin has decided to throw his hardhat into the Virginia political ring.

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Poll Shows Virginia Senate Race In Dead Heat

A new poll in Virginia from Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows registered voters are split over who should take the U.S. Senate seat.

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Sweeping Changes Made To Montgomery Co. Disability Benefits

Montgomery County is changing its system for disability retirement benefits for county employees, although the change is expected to face challenges because it was implemented through council vote rather than a collective bargaining agreement.

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Locations Of Internet Gambling Hot Spots Concern D.C. Council Members

UPDATE: Members of the D.C. Council are expressing reservations about the city's plan to offer online gambling. Council members are concerned the public will have no input on where the "hot spots" for online gambling will be located.

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Ted Loza Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison

Ted Loza, former chief of staff for D.C. Council member Jim Graham, was sentenced to eight months in prison Tuesday for participating in a corruption scheme related to the D.C. taxicab industry.

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Disability Benefits In MoCo Changed By Council

Council members in Montgomery County, Md., have approved sweeping changes to disability retirement packages for county workers. The council passed the changes without going through collective bargaining, which has angered many.

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The Hill's Alex Bolton: Obama To Meet With Democrats About Debt Ceiling

A big meeting is planned for Wednesday at the White House over what seems to be the main issue affecting lawmakers: the nation's debt ceiling. President Obama and four senior Democratic leaders will discuss raising the debt ceiling. It's one of a series of meetings the president has had on the topic. The Hill's Alex Bolton tells WAMU's Pat Brogan what both parties are bringing to the table in the deficit talks.

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