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CQ Roll Call: Ethics Committee Investigates Bachus, Ron Barbar Announces Run For Gifford's House Seat

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Rep. Spencer Bachus, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is reportedly being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics. The Washington Post reports the probe involves allegations of insider trading. Meanwhile, Ron Barber, a top advisor to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, says he'll run to succeed her in a special election this year. Barber was shot twice in last year's Tucson rampage, which killed six people and injured 13 others, including Giffords. David Hawkings, editor of the CQ Roll Call Daily Briefing, gives an analysis of the situations.


'Tis The Season For Coming Attractions: What To Watch For At The Multiplex

NPR film critic Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of the likely blockbusters and Oscar contenders that Hollywood has in store for the end of the year.

A Tale Of Dread And Duck Breasts: One Chef's Nightmare, Retold

On a day dedicated to massive meals, it's good to recall some kitchen disasters — the embarrassing stories in every cook's life. Mexican chef Pati Jinich recounts one such disaster and her recovery.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

From Takeout To Breakups: Apps Can Deliver Anything, For A Price

Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?

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