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The Gun Debate In Congress

A Senate panel passes new gun control measures. Several pro-gun measures find their way into a catch-all spending bill. A panel joins Diane to give us an update on the gun debate in Congress.

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Federal Workers Targeted In Paul Ryan's House Spending Plan

Congressman Paul Ryan unveiled his 2014 spending plan on Tuesday, which would cut as much as $4.6 trillion in spending over the next decade largely through cuts for federal workers and social programs.


Retiring Carl Levin Says He Wants To Leave The Senate Fighting

The Michigan senator tells NPR he wants to focus on the fiscal battle, not campaigning, in his last two years. He wants to push for ending tax loopholes and advocate for programs like education, health care and infrastructure.

Republicans Face Off Over Strategy For Picking Candidates

The big donors behind Karl Rove's Crossroads superPAC have started a new project to vet and recruit Republican candidates they believe can win. But some anti-establishment groups have viewed the project as an inside-the-Beltway power grab.
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Virginia 2013 - The Plot Thickens

Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) decided on Tuesday against mounting an independent campaign for governor, setting up a clash between a pair of high-profile candidates in the commonwealth.