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D.C. Concealed Gun Bill Defeated

Gun in holster under jacket

A bill that would have allowed out-of-state resdients to carry their licensed, concealed weapons in the District has been defeated by a House committee.


Can Obama Campaign Reignite Small Donors' Passion

The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $70 million in the third quarter for the president's re-election. The announcement came from President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina just days ahead of the filing deadline.

Romney Pledges To Take On Unfair Business Practices

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took on U.S. trade policy during a speech at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., Thursday. Romney told Microsoft employees he'd push for free trade "everywhere in the world."

Trade Deals May Alienate Some Obama Supporters

President Obama had a rare bipartisan economic success when Congress passed three trade deals this week. But some important parts of Obama's political base are not fans, which could have political consequences for the president.

Silence Of Super(secret)committee May Be Progress

On Capitol Hill, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has gone silent for the past month. The 12 members have been meeting behind closed doors — sometimes all together, sometimes in smaller groups — to try to hammer out a deal on future budget cuts.

Herman Cain Tells NPR's Scott Simon Surge In Polls Means He's Hiring

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who has surged to the top of some national presidential preference polls, told NPR's Scott Simon that his fundraising has increased 20-fold in the past few weeks, and he is hiring more, much-needed staff.

Obama Fundraising Outpaces GOP Challengers

President Obama had a tough summer in the polls, but not in the fundraising world. His campaign and the Democratic National Committee say they raised $70 million for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Meanwhile, former pizza CEO Herman Cain leads the GOP field in the latest polling. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Mara Liasson, who analyzes the numbers.
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Johnson Sentencing Date Rescheduled

The sentencing of former Prince George's County councilwoman Leslie Johnson will not take place today, due to scheduling conflicts.


GOP Presidential Contender Herman Cain Takes Lead In Second Poll

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll gives him an advantage over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The usual caveats apply: It's still very early in the race and the polls have relatively large margins of error.