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Kwame Brown Faces New Charge For Campaign Finance Violation

Embattled former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown is also facing a misdemeanor charge related to his 2008 campaign, according to court documents filed this morning. 

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Friday News Roundup - International

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says U.N. monitors were shot at when trying to get to the scene of the latest Syrian massacre. An American drone strike in Pakistan killed al-Qaida's number two in command. Eurozone countries contemplated a rescue of Spain's troubled banks. Matt Frei of the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, Indira Lakshmanan of Bloomberg News and David Sanger of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Republican Gov. Scott Walker won his recall election in Wisconsin, but exit polls indicated 18 percent of his supporters would vote for President Obama over Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the fall. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank was "prepared to take action on the flagging U.S. economy. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace. John Dickerson of Slate, Shawna Thomas of NBC News and Jerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal join Diane for a discussion of the week's top national news stories.

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Analysis: Kwame Brown's Resignation Leaves 'Leadership Vacuum'

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigns after bank fraud charge; now what? WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden talks about the latest in D.C. government scandals.

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Republicans Propose Offsetting Student Loans With Pension Contributions

D.C.-area Democrats are skewering a plan from House Republicans to balance low student loan interest with increased pension contributions from federal government worker. 

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D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown Resigns In Wake Of Bank Fraud Charge

A few hours after being charged with bank fraud, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown quietly tendered his resignation last night. He's due in court for a plea hearing Friday. 


Wis. Recall Result Doesn't Dampen Protesters Resolve

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker resumed his normal schedule Wednesday, one day after surviving a recall election. While he and his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, were back at work, anti-Walker protesters have not left the Capitol in Madison.

Wis. Recall Results Strike A Blow To Labor

Public sector unions in Wisconsin targeted Republican Governor Scott Walker and lost. He easily survived a recall vote. His victory leaves many asking the question: What's next for organized labor.

On The Ground In Wisconsin: Lessons From The Winning Side

An influential Republican in Wisconsin says Gov. Scott Walker's win in Tuesday's recall election shows the GOP governor's action on the state's budget resonated beyond the base. But, says Don Taylor, the chairman of the GOP in Waukesha County, its effect on the presidential election in November is uncertain.