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White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate

It's no surprise that Democrats are pushing the equal pay issue: It's a political winner among women. But the economics behind the current inequity and the challenges of righting it are complicated.
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An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network

During a hearing Tuesday, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy vented anger about a USAID program to fund a failed, Twitter-like network in Cuba.
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Holder Plays Asparagus Card Against GOP Antagonist

When a Texas Republican congressman criticized Eric Holder Tuesday, the attorney general hit him with a dose of snark.
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The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue

The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are using as a central campaign theme, could also gain traction with male voters.
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Brown Picks Up Big Endorsement In Maryland Gubernatorial Run: Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton has endorsed Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor.
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Cheh Proposes Sweeping Overhaul Of D.C. Transportation Agencies

The District's transportation landscape could get a major shakeup, as one D.C. Council member is proposing legislation that would abolish the D.C. Taxicab Commission and reshuffle the duties of the city's other transportation bureaucracies.

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Obama's Executive Orders Take On Unequal Pay For Women

President Obama signs two executive orders Tuesday morning, designed to encourage federal contractors to pay men and women equally. The move could bring more Democratic-leaning women to the polls.
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Next Chapter Unfolds In San Francisco Political Scandal

Democratic state Senator Leland Yee is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to hear the eight felony charges filed against him. Steve Inskeep talks to veteran San Francisco writer Tim Redmond.
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San Francisco's Chinatown Hurt By Yee Scandal

State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.
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Study: States Did Better Job Running Elections In 2012

Most states improved improved their election performance between 2008 and 2012, with overall wait times at polling stations decreasing in many places.

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