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Clinton Discharged From Hospital After Blood Clot Treatment

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she was admitted Sunday for treatment of a blood clot that followed a concussion she suffered after fainting.
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UPDATE: With A Swish Of His Autopen, Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill

With the president in Hawaii and the bill back in Washington, D.C., a machine did the signing. That's been done before, and was declared to be legal by President George W. Bush's lawyers.
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With New Congress, GOP Could Ditch Boehner As Speaker

Audie Cornish talks to Manu Raju, congressional correspondent for Politico, about John Boehner's leadership as House Speaker since first taking the position back in November 2010, and more recently with the fiscal cliff negotiations.
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Fiscal Cliff Deal Includes Breaks For Tuna Canneries, Rum Makers

The bill that Congress passed late Tuesday includes many provisions that have nothing to do with the so-called "fiscal cliff." Ari Shapiro talks to Audie Cornish about how tax breaks for tuna canneries and ceiling fans ended up in the deal.
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In Alabama, Is Bamboo Invasive Or An Inventive New Crop?

Bamboo is now being used to make everything from bicycles to bathroom tissue. Now there's a movement afoot to begin growing the crop on a wide-scale basis in Alabama.
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Some Frustrated After Congress Kicks The Can On Debt Ceiling, Spending Cuts

Throughout the fiscal cliff drama, business leaders pressed Washington for a deal. But the limited nature of the bill that passed is unlikely to make many business leaders happy.
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Federal Sandy Aid Package Provokes War Of Words Inside GOP

Elected officials from New York and New Jersey — including many Republicans — expressed anger and frustration on Wednesday after the House of Representatives declined to vote on a $60 billion federal aid package for areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
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With Cliff Averted, Other Fiscal Challenges Remain

Robert Siegel speaks with Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., about his vote to pass the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, and what it means moving forward for the GOP and its leadership in Congress.

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