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Supreme Court To Review Voting Rights Act

The court said it would look at a key provision that requires certain jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to get approval before changing any election procedures. For decades, the law has been the government's main tool for fighting discrimination at the polls.
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The Upside To Plunging Off The Fiscal Cliff

Post-election Washington is buzzing with talk of compromise and cooperation. Republicans and Democrats want to avoid a looming budget and economic disaster, and their leaders say they're ready to get to work. But some budget experts say it may be necessary to go over the fiscal cliff to reach an agreement.
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Deja Vu All Over Again: Obama And Boehner Clash On Fiscal Cliff And Taxes

The words from President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner on Friday over taxes and the fiscal cliff could be properly viewed as the two men staking out opening positions in coming negotiations. They also could be seen as addressing the two very different constituencies the men must answer to.
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North Dakota's Newest Senator On Her Tax Plans

Robert Siegel speaks with new Senator-elect Heidi Heitkamp. The North Dakota Democrat won the seat vacated by the retiring Kent Conrad.
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Boehner: GOP Won't Support Raising Tax Rates

House Speaker John Boehner went before the press on Friday as the White House and Congress quickly shifted from the election to the so-called "fiscal cliff."
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Uprooted By Sandy, Residents Scatter To New Housing

FEMA has put more than 30,000 New York and New Jersey residents in hotels and motels and given out roughly $300 million in rental assistance. Mobile homes are on their way to hard-hit areas, and some with housing are opening their doors.
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Some In GOP Criticize Fox For Failing Its Audience

A lively post-election debate has sprung up in conservative circles — about the conservative media. It's asking if Republicans were well-served by their favorite pundits and bloggers who were insisting that they would win on Election Day. Former Governor Mitt Romney was reported to have been so certain of a victory on Tuesday night, that he didn't even draft a concession speech.
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Obama Insists On Tax Hikes For Wealthy Americans

On Friday, President Obama made his first public remarks since winning re-election. He used the moment to insist on greater revenues from the affluent in any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

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