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Will Latest Tragedy Reshape Political Landscape?

President Obama, at a memorial service in Newtown, Ct., Sunday night, talked about using the power of his office to try to prevent more shooting tragedies. Do advocates of banning assault weapons have a chance of succeeding this time around?

Connecticut School Joins Growing List Of Deadly Shootings

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon has some thoughts to end the show, on the day after 20 children and six adults were shot dead by a troubled young man, Adam Lanza, at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

Constitution Vote Won't End Egypt's Crisis

Issandr El Amrani, who runs "The Arabist" blog, talks to Renee Montagne about the latest twists and turns in Egypt's constitutional struggle.

Business Leaders Urge Compromise On Tax Fight

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Tom Wilson, the president and CEO of the Allstate Corporation, about the government's automatic spending cuts and tax increases scheduled for the end of the year. Wilson is a member of the CEO Fiscal Leadership Council of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.

Talks On 'Fiscal Cliff' Remain Deadlocked

In just about four weeks, your taxes are going to go up and stay there unless President Obama and Congress can compromise. They have to agree on a set of spending cuts and tax increases or the U.S. will hit what has become known as the "fiscal cliff." That's the end-of-the-year deadline when automatic cuts start and tax breaks end.

Taxes Aren't The Only Snag In Budget Talks

Renee Montagne talks with Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel about the issues separating President Obama and congressional Republicans in the high-stakes budget talks.