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Tax Deal Reached In '86, So Why Not Now?

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Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley about the current negotiations in Washington over the federal budget. As a senator, Bradley, a Democrat, helped lead negotiations over the bipartisan Tax Reform Act of 1986. Bradley says Washington has become increasingly partisan, but he believes members of Congress will be able to make a last-minute deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff."
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Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
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A Matter Of Taste: What Prix Fixe Menus Say About D.C.'s Dining Scene

Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?

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Sept. 11 Lawsuits Vote Today Could Be First Reversal Of An Obama Veto

The bill would let victims' families of the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for aiding or financing the attacks. The White House says the move could put U.S. interests and personnel at risk.
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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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