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Evans: D.C. Council Shouldn't Review Large Contracts

D.C. Council member Jack Evans is looking to take the city's largest contracts out of the council's hands, citing the recent struggle surrounding the D.C. lottery contract. 


So What Happens If The Farm Bill Expires? Not Much, Right Away

The farm bill is likely to be left on the table when Congress leaves for recess, but don't panic. The nutrition and commodity programs will likely be extended after Election Day at current funding levels for a while, if the last session is any guide.

Romney Campaign Borrowed $20M, Is $11M In Debt

The money was borrowed in August to pay for expenses before the Republican's presidential campaign can tap into general election dollars. The campaign collateralized the debt with $20 million of general election funds already in its bank account.

Romney Explains Comments Again As GOP Unearths Obama Video

The punching and counterpunching between the presidential campaigns over Mitt Romney's remarks about President Obama's supporters continued Tuesday. Romney and other Republicans tried to change the subject by citing a 1998 video in which Obama, then an Illinois legislator, talked positively about "redistribution."
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Analysis: With Sequestration Looming, Congress Looks At 'Down Payment'

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want to avoid dramatic sequestration cuts, but it's looking less likely that a deal will be brokered before the end of the year, so The Hill's Alex Bolton says they may have to work out a temporary compromise.


Pa. High Court Orders Judge To Review Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania's highest court is returning the state's controversial voter ID law to a lower court judge who must decide whether it will disenfranchise some voters. The deadline for that decision is three weeks away.