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Americans Say They Are Dissatisfied With Washington

A recent poll shows Americans are dissatisfied with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. If the supercommittee fails to agree on a way to reduce the federal deficit, the negative feelings toward Washington could escalate.

Republican Primary Calendar In Chaos

The Florida Legislature is likely to move its primary up to Jan. 31. That move will have a domino effect on primaries and caucuses in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.

Week In Politics: Spending Showdown, GOP Primary

David Greene talks with NPR's Cokie Roberts about the week in politics, including the possibility of a government shutdown on Friday.

Tough Talk From Turkey's Erdogan

Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group about NPR's interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Tax On Millionaires Would 'Shore Up' Obama's Base

As part of his plan to reduce the federal budget deficit, President Obama is expected to propose a tax aimed at the wealthy. Republicans have countered that any tax on millionaires would be "class warfare."

Sept. 11 Ceremonies Display Political Unity

Hope for the future, rather than pessimism about it, characterized the remarks of many of the speakers at events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Sunday's ceremonies, and the display of political unity they expressed, were very different from what's been going on lately on Capitol Hill.