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D.C. Council Chair To Introduce Anti-Cursing Bill

D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown will introduce legislation that tries to enforce a measure of civility on council members.


Georgia On His Mind, Gingrich Faces Key Primary

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is facing his most important challenge yet — winning Georgia on Super Tuesday. Georgia is considered Gingrich's home because he represented parts of the state in Congress for 20 years, but he hasn't lived there for more than a decade.

Romney Benefits From Campaign, SuperPAC Funds

Reports filed at the Federal Election Commission show the GOP presidential hopefuls spent a lot of cash in January, what with contests in four states. Also spending a lot of money, as it turns out, were the richly financed superPACS that support the candidates.

Lawsuits Flying Over Florida's Redistricting

Florida's legislature has released its new legislative and congressional maps as part of the once-every-decade redistricting process, and the lawsuits are already flying. Democrats and watchdog groups say the new maps violate constitutional amendments that require districts to be drawn without regard to political parties or incumbents. The process is likely to be tied up in the courts for months, but the proposed maps are already having an impact — including forcing Tea Party favorite, Congressman Allen West, to leave his old district for one that's friendlier to Republicans.

Candidates Hit Ground For Contests In Mich., Ariz.

Host Audie Cornish talks with Don Gonyea about the week ahead in politics, including the contests in Michigan and Arizona.
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CQ Roll Call: Republicans Block Routine Appointments, Race For Maryland 6th District Heats Up

The Congressional divide continues on Capitol Hill, while the race in Maryland's 6th Congressional district heats up.


Broadcast Auction To Pay For Payroll Tax Holiday

Congress has approved an extended payroll tax holiday. One of the ways it will be paid for is through federal auctions of sections of the broadcast spectrum to wireless companies. But consumers are not likely to see the benefits for years.

Romney Ads Whittle Away At Santorum's Mich. Lead

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's popularity has been surging in Michigan lately. Rival Mitt Romney, who's native state is Michigan, is trying to put a stop to that by spending more money on ads in the state.

The Role Of Political Spouses: Decoding An Image

One of the most talked about personalities on the Republican presidential campaign trail, Callista Gingrich, rarely says a word. That hasn't kept her out of the spotlight, though. From their hair to their home life, potential first ladies get attention on the campaign trail.