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Ryan's Taxes Show Gap Between Romney And The Not-So-Rich

Mitt Romney's campaign hoped to close the book on tax questions when running mate Paul Ryan released two years of tax returns. Not quite. In reality, the differences between Romney and Ryan's taxes helps propel the debate further.
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Fairfax Voters To Determine Fate Of Floodwall

Voters in Fairfax County will determine the fate of a $30 million floodwall to protect one neighborhood along Cameron Run frequently hit by major floods.

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Maryland Lawmakers Begin Talks On State's Utility Issues

Maryland lawmakers will hold the first statewide roundtable discussion this week on the reliability and resiliency of the state's electrical distribution system.


For The First Time, No WASPs This Election

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to Stephen Prothero, professor of American religion at Boston University, about how this year's presidential race is the first ever without a white Protestant running for the White House.

Tax Debate Continues: Who Do Cuts Hurt And Help?

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to economist Christina Romer about the debate over taxes and the question of whether cutting them would be a boon or bane to the economy.

Political Spotlight Heats Up In Wisconsin

Over the last two years, Wisconsin seems to have become an epicenter of national politics, and even more so conservative politics. Currently, Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick Paul Ryan is directing political heat Wisconsin's way and earlier this week, long-time Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson overcame a competitive primary battle. Guest host Cheryl Corley discusses politics in the Badger State with NPR's Don Gonyea.

King, Vilsack Take House Battle To The Fairground

One of the country's toughest congressional races pits Republican Rep. Steve King and the state's former first lady, Christie Vilsack, a political newcomer. This week, the Iowa State Fair was the battlefield.