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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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Thousands Still Living In The Cold After Sandy

In New York City, medical personnel are fanning out to provide care to residents in apartment buildings left cold and powerless by superstorm Sandy. Many people have been living without basic necessities since the storm hit 11 days ago and the teams are going door-to-door to find and treat those with medical needs.
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Palm Beach County Still Counting Votes In Florida

Once all the votes are counted, President Obama is expected to eke out a narrow victory in the battleground state of Florida. But many are asking why voters had to stand in long lines for hours — on Election Day and in early voting — and also why the vote counting is taking so long.
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New York Still Pumping Water Out Of Subway System

Robert Siegel talks to Lieutenant Colonel Michael Clancy, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and George Kern, Director of Bridge and Tunnel Operations for the New York City Department of Transportation, about the millions of gallons of water that has been pumped out from the tunnels after super storm Sandy and the challenges of dealing with a natural disaster of that magnitude.
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Obama Says He's 'Open To Compromise,' But Solutions Must Be 'Balanced'

In his first address to the nation since his victory celebration Election Night in Chicago, the president repeated some themes from the campaign: that he wants spending cuts to be balanced with revenue increases. And the wealthiest Americans, he said, must be asked to "pay a little more in taxes."
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It's All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

Election Day has come and gone, but NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin are still trying to make sense of it all. Was it close? Well, a 50-to-48 percent popular-vote edge for President Obama certainly indicates that. But the Electoral College split was another story.
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With Budget Cuts Looming, Is Science A Lame Duck?

If Congress fails to act, some $15 billion will be cut from science funding in January 2013. Physics professor and Beltway insider Michael Lubell talks about how science can escape that "fiscal cliff," and what to expect for climate change, healthcare and space under four more years of President Obama.
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Congresswoman-Elect Grace Meng On 'Girl Power'

With the electorate becoming more diverse, so are the people they're electing to represent them. Host Michel Martin speaks with congresswoman-elect Grace Meng. She's part of the new group of female lawmakers heading to Washington and the first Asian American to represent New York in Congress.

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