Washington D.C.

6:00am

Sat April 7, 2012
NPR Story

Embattled D.C. School District Has A New Vibe

Originally published on Sat April 7, 2012 10:16 am

5:35am

Fri April 6, 2012
Planet Money

The Most (And Least) Lucrative Committees In Congress

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 9:19 am

Lam Thuy Vo The Sunlight Foundation

This story is part of Planet Money's series on money in politics. This post was originally published on March 30. It was updated on April 6.

Most of the nitty-gritty action in Congress happens in committees.

Not surprisingly, campaign contributions flow to members of the committees that big donors are really interested in — like, say, the ways and means committee, which oversees the tax code.

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5:53pm

Thu April 5, 2012
Middle East

Muslim Brotherhood Attempts To Charm U.S. Skeptics

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 10:01 pm

Khairat el-Shater, a leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, leaves the election committee headquarters in Cairo on Thursday after registering for the presidential election next month. A delegation from the Brotherhood is currently visiting Washington to talk about the group's plans for Egypt's future.
Mohammed Hossam AFP/Getty Images

The political ascent of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has created some unease in Washington, and in an attempt to counter that, the group dispatched a delegation to the U.S. capital this week for meetings that range from administration officials to think tanks and universities.

The Brotherhood has rapidly evolved into a powerful political force since former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power in February of last year.

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9:55am

Wed April 4, 2012
The Two-Way

Coming Up: Romney Talks To News Editors

Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 10:55 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during today's speech to the American Society of News Editors, in Washington, D.C.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

Coming off his three-state sweep in Tuesday's primaries, GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney this noon renewed his charge that President Obama has displayed an "appalling lack of leadership."

Romney said that if elected president he could provide the kind of experience and guidance to give the economy a lift, get the government on the path toward deficit reduction and ensure the USA continues to play a leading role around the world.

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2:00am

Wed April 4, 2012
Election 2012

Romney Picks Up More Delegates In GOP Race

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Joining us for some analysis of last night's results and a look at the presidential contest ahead is NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson. Good morning.

MARA LIASSON, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

MONTAGNE: Clearly another good night for Mitt Romney, especially when it came to the delegate count. What exactly has he won?

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