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Ward 7 Candidate Chavous Arrested For Solicitation

Kevin Chavous, a candidate for the Ward 7 seat on the D.C. Council, was arrested early Friday on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

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WaPo's McCartney: D.C.'s Weather Response, Rep. Issa Taking On Occupy

Area leaders are flaunting the new weather preparedness website, while Republican representatives in the House are calling into question the National Park Service's leniency with Occupy DC protesters.

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Week In Politics: Economy, GOP Primary

Lynn Neary speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the economy and the GOP primary race.
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No Government Shutdown Thanks To Last-Minute Deal

It's not clear how close Congress is to resolving two nagging issues: extensions of both the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits. What we do know is that nothing will be resolved until Monday. That's because the House has gone home for the weekend. But the government won't be shutting down Friday, as a result of a last-minute deal.
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Virginia Judge Dismisses Challenge To Bolling's Tie-Breaking Vote

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit disputing the role of the tie-breaking vote in Virginia's state senate held by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling.

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CQ Roll Call: Breaking Down The Latest Federal Budget Deal

Both sides of the political aisle are claiming victories in the latest federal budget deal, but some negotiations still remain in order for Congress to pass extentions to payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance.

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D.C. Rights Activists Protest Budget Deal

Several were arrested at the Capitol Friday protesting the rider in the federal budget deal that would prevent the District from using its own money to provide abortions for low-income women.

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Politicians Regret, Reflect On Iraq War Vote

The U.S. officially marked the end to the military campaign in Iraq, on Thursday. As the remaining troops begin to head home, the debate on how history will judge the war continues. Host Michel Martin speaks with two political leaders who were on opposite sides of the issue nearly a decade ago.
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With Iowa Vote Looming, Gingrich Struggles To Stay Atop GOP Field

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich got front-runner treatment during the final GOP debate before that state's crucial Jan. 3 caucuses, taking a pounding for his years as a highly-compensated Washington influence peddler.

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