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Capitol Affairs is an internationally broadcast radio news show covering politics, law, economic policy and foreign affairs, based in Washington, DC.

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New Capitol Affairs polling puts Obama 2 to 3 points ahead in Ohio. We talk to journalist Afi Scruggs about why. The youth vote seems to still favor Obama, but not as widely as in 2008. We talk to Aaron Smith about what those under 30... more

A recent poll put out by the Boston Globe and the University of New Hampshire shows the race between incumbent Senator Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren to be in a dead heat. Both candidates remain... more

DOMA Unconstitutional: The second circuit court of the united states has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. It is the second such decision by an appeals court possibly signifying the end of the law as it heads to the Supreme... more

The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is tonight at Hofstra University in New York. Obama is likely looking to recover after what was generally considered to be a poor performance in the... more

On this United Nations International Day of the Girl Child, Ms. Magazine and friends were in Washington, DC celebrating the magazine's 40th Anniversary. In this episode, we hear from our own Jamila Bey as well as Ms. founder... more

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney squared off in the first general election debate. Pundits and analysts have overwhelmingly given the win to Romney. We break it down with Steve Billet,... more

(Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET: In part 2, we will be talking with Michael Ratner, Julian Assange's U.S. attorney.) Nevada is not only a swing state this election, it is one of very few opportunities for Democrats to pick up a U.S. Senate seat. For... more

In Part 1, we discuss the aftermath of the Chicago teachers strike and why some teachers unions are looking to Republicans going forward. In Part 2, we'll review President Obama's speech to the United Nations, get an in-depth look at the... more