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Part 3: In Presidential Race, Both Sides Woo Federal Workers

Federal workers are expected to play a big role in deciding swing state Virginia in November's elections. But while many assume Republican rhetoric about smaller government would sway them toward the left, it's not that simple.

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Part 2: D.C. Area Braces For Impacts Of Federal Budget Cuts

There's a new dirty word circulating in federal government and employee circles — "sequestration" — and it's a big word that could carry a lot of big impacts.

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GOP Senators Stop In Virginia To Decry Defense Cuts

Three Republican senators, including one rumored to be on the short list of potential Mitt Romney running mates, are railing against potential defense cuts in Virginia today.

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O'Malley Sets Up Political Action Committee

Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has thrown down the gauntlet and started a PAC, a move expected to precede a campaign for the Democratic nod for president in 2016.

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Part 1: 'It's Complicated': The Federal Government And The D.C. Region

The D.C. area's many ties to the federal government make the local debate about federal spending particularly complicated — but residents in the region are willing to have that deeper discussion. 

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama spoke out forcefully against gun violence for the first time following the Colorado movie theater shooting. Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney outlined his plans for a more aggressive foreign policy just before he began a weeklong trip to Britain, Israel and Poland. The Senate narrowly passed an extension of Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, which House Republicans have said they will not accept. Ari Shapiro of NPR, Karen Tumulty of The Washington Post and syndicated columnist Steve Roberts join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Wooing Women Voters

Women have emerged as the key undecided voters in this year’s presidential election. We analyze what women care about and how the candidates are trying to win them over.

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Virginians Say Obama's Policies Are A Mixed Bag

Virginia is considered a key swing state in November's Presidential election, and according to a recent poll, residents of the commonwealth like some of the President's policies more than others.

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Democrats Look For Alternatives After DISCLOSE Act Fails

Democrats are still pushing for disclosure of large-scale political donors to super PACs and other independent groups, despite the failure of the DISCLOSE Act in the Senate earlier this week. 

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Virginia Voters Will Be Targeted By SEIU In Presidential Race

The Service Employees International Union plans to target Virginia and seven other states as part of its effort to support the reelection of President Barack Obama in November.

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