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Analysis: Hearings On GSA Abound, Conference Scrutiny Expands

The spending scandal plaguing the GSA just won't go away, and now some other agencies could be caught in the crossfire. GovExec senior correspondent Charles Clark talks about the latest in the ongoing saga.

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Housing Advocates Plan Protest At Wilson Building

Affordable housing advocates will descend on D.C. city hall this evening to call for more housing funding from the D.C. government.

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Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein: "It's Even Worse Than It Looks"

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein join Diane to talk about their new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How The American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism".


Ted Nugent Stands Firm, Secret Service To Look Into His Words About Obama

The rocker told NRA members that he will either be "dead or in jail" next year if President Obama is re-elected. Nugent says that was not some sort of veiled threat.
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In Time For Earth Day, Bill Aims To Make D.C. Greener

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is pushing an energy-efficient agenda leading up to Earth Day.


Obama And Romney Seek The Elusive 'Floating Voter'

Polls show that most Americans already know who they want for president in 2012. Both campaigns must target the relatively few truly persuadable voters in swing states — those who may actually decide the election. And the race has begun to try and convince those coveted, sometimes quirky minds.
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Montgomery County Council Disputes Schools' Job Cuts Claims

Budget talks are heating up in Montgomery County, and some council members would like to see more austerity from the school system.


Senate Panel Holds Hearing On Racial Profiling Bill

Civil rights groups are lobbying Congress to put an end to racial profiling, the practice of targeting people because of their race or religion. A bill before Congress aims to do just that. On Tuesday, a Senate Judiciary panel heard from victims, police and lawmakers.

Small Businesses Get Big Political Hype. What's The Reality?

The one thing politicians seem to agree on is the value of small businesses — and they love, love, love to talk about them. But the intense focus on small businesses may overstate the economic case.