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The District's Political Crisis: What Comes Next?

A new Washington Post poll finds that a majority of District residents believe Gray should resign. It's Your Turn to weigh in on the political crisis in the District.

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The Evolution Of AIDS Activism

Next week's International AIDS Conference in Washington is the first of its kind on American soil in more than 20 years. Find out what U.S. policies had to change to allow such a gathering.


Andrea Seabrook Reflects On Years Covering Congress

After 14 years, Congressional correspondent Andrea Seabrook is leaving NPR to produce a podcast and blog called DecodeDC. Seabrook reflects on a decade spent covering Capitol Hill and how America's public policies and institutions have changed.

Romney Narrows Potential List Of Running Mates

With the veepstakes underway, NPR's Jennifer Ludden and Political Junkie Ken Rudin talk with Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, about the strategy of selecting a vice-presidential candidate.

Reports That Gov. Christie Will Give Keynote Tamp Down Veep Talk

Keynote speakers and vice presidential nominees give separate addresses. So unless tradition is going to be broken, choosing the New Jersey governor to deliver the keynote address at the GOP convention means he's not going to be on the ticket.

Candidate Wants To Green Up The White House

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are dominating the airwaves, but they aren't the only people running for president. Dr. Jill Stein is running for President as the Green Party nominee. She started her career as a medical doctor and is now campaigning on issues like the economy, education, and health care. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Stein about her "Green New Deal" and why she says choosing a third party is anything but a wasted vote.

Romney's 'Crony Capitalism' Charge May Ring True For Leaders Of Both Parties

Mitt Romney is accusing President Obama of "crony capitalism" as part of his campaign for the presidency. But critics of the U.S. economy and politics say the practice of rewarding the business interests of political supporters with federal taxpayer dollars is truly bipartisan.