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Obama's Tax Rate Rose — And He Can't Blame Anyone But Himself

President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.
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Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.
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Backlash Over State Party's Progressive Agenda May Hobble Udall

When Democrats took control of Colorado's statehouse, they pushed through gun control, civil unions and environmental bills. Then voters pushed back, and Sen. Mark Udall is feeling the fallout.
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In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay

Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents, thanks to a weak economy. He's hoping to eke out a win using policies and strategies favored by the president.
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A 'Roller Coaster' Year For Texas Town Rocked By Blast

Some lawmakers say a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in West last year could be the state's best opportunity to pass needed safety measures. But it's going to be an uphill battle.
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John Boehner Foe Targets 'Electile' Dysfunction

A high school French teacher who is challenging House Speaker John Boehner has come up with a novel campaign approach: an ad spoofing virility drug commercials.
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New IRS Commisioner Grapples With Tumult And Tax Code

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen discusses the challenges of running the government's tax collection arm, in the face of sequestration cuts and congressional scrutiny.
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Ohio Ordered To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

A federal judge put a "stay" on his ruling, though, which apparently means his order affects only the four couples who sued to have their names put on their children's birth certificates.
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Deficit Forecasts Shaved, But Likely Won't Shrink For Much Longer

While the Congressional Budget Office has lowered its shortfall projections for the next few years, it warns that deficits will start rising substantially again unless policymakers act.
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Social Security Changes Course on Old Debts

Washington Post reporter Marc Fisher joins Kojo to explore the Social Security Administration's decision to stop efforts to collect on old taxpayer debts to the government.

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