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GOP Incumbents Clash In Illinois After Redistricting

Redistricting is forcing a handful of congressional incumbents of the same party to run against each other in primaries. Next Tuesday, two Illinois Republicans square off in a battle of experience versus relative youth, Tea Party versus GOP establishment, and conservative versus conservative.

Buying A Political Ad? Let A SuperPAC Foot The Bill

Mitt Romney and the superPAC that supports him vastly outspent his rivals in Alabama and Mississippi, yet Romney still lost both primaries. This has some political experts wondering: When it comes to TV ads, is there a saturation point?
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Disability Parking Rules in our Region

There will soon be 1,100 new "red top" meters for use by vehicles with disability tags around the District, and new rules now require everyone to pay to park. We look at accessible parking rules around our region, and what they mean for all drivers.


Week In Politics: Primaries And Obama Campaign

Melissa Block talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the GOP primaries and President Obama's re-election campaign.

North Carolina Polling Firm Spotlighted During Race

Public Policy Polling is a Democratic-leaning survey firm based in North Carolina. Within just a few years of its founding, the company has become one of the most prolific polling outfits in the country. And during this election cycle, its polls have strengthened their reputation for predictive accuracy.

Obama Spreads (Tele)Phony Story About Long-Dead President

President Obama told a story about his predecessor Rutherford B. Hayes questioning the future utility of the telephone, portraying the 19th president as blinkered to the future. Unfortunately, there's no record of the Hayes story being true.

Wisconsin Recall Target Decides To Quit Instead

A Wisconsin recall election will go ahead as planned even though its target, one of four Republican state senators facing recalls, said Friday that she's resigning.