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Coming To A Political Campaign Near You: Outside Money, And Lots Of It

Congressional candidates are increasingly raising money from supporters and groups who are ideological and outside their district — leaving some to say local voters and local issues are playing second fiddle to these donors' ideologies.
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Police Tactics And Crime

Critics argue that New York's aggressive "Stop and Frisk" policies lead to racial profiling, and may not even be effective. We explore the debates.

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C-SPAN'S Brian Lamb

C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb has always wanted to give the American public insight into the process of governing and access to people in power. We talk with Lamb about what he's achieved so far and what's next.

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A New Councilman For D.C.'s Ward 5

Kojo chats with D.C. Councilman-Elect Kenyan McDuffie, the Democrat who won a special election in Ward 5 this week.

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Court Action May Lift Anonymity For Some Campaign Donors

As of now, nonprofit groups that want to run campaign ads within two months of the general election will have to reveal the names of their donors. That's because a federal appeals court refused to stay a lower court's ruling on the matter. A full appeal could be heard this fall.
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Records Show Edwards Paid Mistress $9,000 A Month

The trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards continued Tuesday in North Carolina. Edwards is accused of accepting almost a million dollars in secret payments to cover up an affair with his pregnant mistress. North Carolina Public Radio's Jeff Tiberii talks to Melissa Block about the case.

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