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Political Donor Jeffrey Thompson Resigns From Firm

Documents have been released showing that Jeffrey Thompson, D.C. political donor under investigation by federal authorities, has stepped down from his accounting firm.

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Virginia Senate Passes Budget Bill

In a special session on Monday, Virginia's State Senate succeeded at passing a budget, which includes measures from both sides of the aisle, including funding for Metro's Silver Line to Dulles.

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Maryland Black Legislative Caucus Protests Racial Profiling

Members of the Maryland Black Legislative Caucus donned hoodies in the state capital on Monday, to protest the systemic racial profiling that they say has been highlighted in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.


Outside Court, Protesters Face Off Over 'Obamacare'

Supporters and opponents of the law engaged in a sing-song call-and-response debate just in front of the court's towering marble steps.

Santorum Would Consider VP Offer From Romney, Man He Daily Derides

In an interview with CBN News, Rick Santorum said he would be willing to consider being Mitt Romney's running mate if asked, despite all the scorn he heaps on the GOP frontrunner daily.

Tax Fight A Prelude To Supreme Court Fireworks

The first of the three days of arguments over the new health care law proved, as expected, to be arcane, dense and probably unimportant in the long run. Tuesday's argument challenging the constitutionality of the individual mandate is likely to provide more sparks.
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Prospects for Change in Cuba

The Pope’s visit to Cuba highlights its struggles for economic, social and political change. Diane and the panelists discuss life in Cuba today and implications for the U.S. and Latin America.


GOP Seizes On Obama Open-Mic Comment To Russian Leader

Republicans sought to capitalize on President Obama's candid moment, caught on an open mic, with Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, by accusing the president of having all sorts of secret plans he intends to roll out after the election.