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'Virginia Tomorrow' President Analyzes U.S. Senate Race

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is running for a Virginia U.S. Senate seat in 2012. The former Virginia governor made that announcement with a tweet and an online video Tuesday.

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Looming Budget Showdown Between Gray And Brown Over Taxes

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's proposal to tax the city's wealthiest households sets up a showdown with Council Chairman Kwame Brown.

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Power Breakfast: A Bill To Protect Military Paychecks During Government Shutdown

From Capitol News Connection:

As bills go, this one’s got "slam-dunk" written all over it. With exactly one week remaining on the clock for budget negotiations to prevent a government shutdown, Republicans Jack Kingston of Georgia and Louie Gohmert of Texas laid it out.

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Power Breakfast: Seven Days And Counting To Prevent A Government Shutdown

From Capitol News Connection:

The deadline is one week from today. Either Congress will have finalized and approved an agreement to keep the government funded and functional...or not,in which case, an immediate shutdown will freeze federal benefits and services.

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Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey talked with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the allegations against Mayor Vincent Gray's administration and Gov. Bob McDonnell's new practice of vetoing bills.

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Maryland Jockey Club Lobbies For State Loan

The Maryland Jockey Club says it can break even this year after posting heavy financial losses over the past three years, but only if it gets help from the state General Assembly.

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