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Would D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Go To Trial To Fight Corruption Charges?

Following news that he has rejected a plea deal, backers of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray say they expect him to fight corruption charges if federal prosecutors choose to pursue a case against him.

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Ohio Bill Would Shield Source Of Lethal Injection Drugs

As states struggle to obtain the drugs used to put someone to death, Ohio lawmakers consider a bill that would shield the ID of any drugmaker, pharmacy or medical professional involved in executions.
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1 Vote Keeps Keystone XL Pipeline From Senate Passage

All 45 Republicans were on board, but the bill fell short of just one Democrat. It's a project President Obama has not been a fan of.
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Keystone XL Pipeline Proponents Vow To Try Again Next Year

A bill in the Senate to bypass a State Department review and approve the controversial project failed to gather enough support Tuesday night. Pipeline backers fell one vote short of the 60 needed.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders On How Democrats Lost White Voters

In an interview with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent in the Senate, says he may run for president.
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Acting Secret Service Head To Testify In White House Fence Jumper Probe

Last September's entry into the White House by an Iraq War veteran who scaled the fence along Pennsylvania Avenue is the focus of another hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
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House Leadership Ranks Remain Mostly Stagnant For Democrats

Much of the House Democratic leadership is getting along in years, with little prospects for change even after suffering big losses this past election.
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Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.
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Ex-Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, Racial Moderate In A Split South, Dies

Sanders, who was thought of as a leader of the "New South," helped bring more racial integration to Georgia in the 1960s. He died in Atlanta on Sunday.
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For Insight on Hogan's Anti-Tax Moves, Look At His Transition Team

The inheritance tax, sales taxes and the "rain tax" were targeted in the legislature by one of the governor-elect's top aides.

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