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Hog Prices Rise On Word That Feds Will Buy Pork In Bid To Help Farmers

President Obama announced today that the federal government will try to help farmers hit hard by feed prices that have been driven up due to the drought. The plan to buy pork, chicken, lamb and catfish products will raise prices.
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A Recipe For Corruption: Jack Abramoff's Restaurants

Kojo chats with Jack Abramoff, the infamous former lobbyist who served prison time on corruption charges, about how he used the restaurant he owned to influence lawmakers.

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Understanding Paul Ryan's Budget Plan

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's budget is now under scrutiny, especially for its changes to Medicare. Diane and guests explore what's in the plan and how it would reshape federal entitlement programs.

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Waterfront Debate Key To Alexandria Mayoral Race

Two candidates for Alexandria Mayor disagree over legal issues regarding the waterfront redevelopment plan.

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Will Paul Ryan Help Or Hurt The GOP Ticket?

Republicans and Democrats can agree on one thing about Mitt Romney's pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate: His selection refocused and reshaped the race for president. That may be all they agree on. NPR's Ron Elving discusses the range of reactions.
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Fundraising For D.C. Council Candidates Going Strong

The latest campaign finance reports are showing strong fundraising numbers for candidates running for the D.C. Council.

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Woman Among Presidential Debate Moderators For First Time In 20 Years

For the first time in 20 years, a woman — CNN's Candy Crowley — will moderate a presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday. The moderators for all three presidential debates and the sole vice-presidential debate were named.
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Should Black Voters Give Romney-Ryan A Chance?

Many conservatives were ecstatic with Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. Even though few observers expect the ticket to draw much African-American support, conservative Lenny McAllister says black voters should give the team a chance. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with McAllister and the NAACP's Hilary Shelton.
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Analysis: How Choice Of Ryan For VP Plays In Virginia

National Journal Hotline's Reid Wilson talks about why Mitt Romney announced his vice president in Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell's political future, and how the choice of Paul Ryan will play in the commonewealth. 

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