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

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Chapter 1: Ken Cuccinelli Ticket Includes Controversial Lt. Gov. First, a look at the race for governor in Virginia where the contest has become all the more controversial with the nomination of E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor.... more

Chapter 1: House Passes Bill to Criminalize False Claims About Military Honors The House of Representatives just passed a new version of the Stolen Valor Act which would make it a federal crime to lie about military honors. A similar... more

Chapter 1: Kentucky Senators Push for Hemp Legalization Senate Minority Leader, along with Kentucky colleage Rand Paul, are looking to add a provision to the Farm Bill that would legalize the commercial production of hemp. Hemp... more

Chapter 1: House Ways and Means Holds Hearing Into IRS Scandal House Ways and Means held their first hearing, earlier today into last week's revelations that the IRS had unduly applied stricter scrutiny when reviewing and granting... more

Chapter 1: Eric Holder Grilled by House Judiciary Committee Hearing AG Eric Holder spent hours answering question by members of Congress during a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Department of Justice's subpoena... more

Chapter 1: CBO Revises Budget Deficit Down $200 Billion The Congressional Budget Office has revised its deficit forecast for this year by $200 billion, dropping its estimate to $642 billion. This puts the budget on track for its smallest... more

What is a 501c4? Why can a political group even benefit from tax exemptions? How does the IRS evaluate who gets to be exempt? We will ask Lawrence Zelenak, a professor of tax law at Duke University. Then, continuing the bad PR... more

Chapter 1: The IRS targets Tea Party groups eliciting outcry from GOP and call for action by Obama The IRS admitted that it had been inappropriately scrutinizing Tea Party groups applying for non-profit status. As a result, some groups have... more

Chapter 1: White House and the Hill Look for Options to Combat Sexual Assault in the Military The White House convened a meeting yesterday with 16 members of Congress to discuss ways of combatting sexual assault in the military. The... more

Chapter 1: Immigration Bill Sees First Markup in U.S. Senate Comprehensive immigration reform took another step towards becoming reality today as the Senate judiciary committee started reviewing amendments to a bill intended to... more