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Is The Tea Party Thinking Of Changing Direction?

November 6 saw most Tea Party members re-elected to Congress but there were also notable defeats: Tea Party candidates lost Senate races in Indiana and Missouri. One Tea Party lawmaker suggested in an interview with Politico that it's time for a more moderate approach. Linda Wertheimer talks to Kate Zernike, a reporter for The New York Times and author of Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America.
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Colorado Embraces Health Insurance Exchanges

Colorado has been moving to set up an insurance exchange since the health care law was passed. The government, insurance industry and the hospitals say they are glad their work over the last year has been worth it.
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Congress' Lame Duck Session Could Be Memorable

Lawmakers have barely seven weeks to prevent automatic tax hikes as well as mandatory across-the-board spending cuts that could be a blow to the economy. Congressional hearings on the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, meanwhile, will likely be overshadowed by former CIA chief David Petraeus' career-ending extramarital affair.
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Some Nonprofits Look Suspiciously Like Forprofits

Steve Inskeep talks to David Evans, of Bloomberg Markets magazine, about his article in the current issue, which focuses on the plethora of nonprofits — not charities, hospitals, or religious groups — that claim tax-exempt status even though they make millions in profits.
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Scandals Remind Us Generals Are Not Infallible

The investigation that forced the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has ensnared Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The two cases raise questions about the relationship between top officers and their civilian boss. It can be awkward but on occasion the president must disregard the counsel of military commanders.
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Giving Thanks For Can-Free Cooking

You can do better than cans of cranberry sauce, pumpkin and cream of mushroom soup in your Thanksgiving recipes. Turkey Day meals average 3,000 calories. Make. Them. Count.
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A 'Green' Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas

California starts the ball rolling Wednesday on a controversial scheme to keep the planet from overheating: Businesses will have to get a permit if they emit greenhouse gases. And one California company is hoping to get in on the ground level, by turning trash into biomass energy.
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Calif. To Begin Rationing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Starting Wednesday, the state begins America's most ambitious effort to control climate change: Big companies must limit the greenhouse gases they release — from smokestacks to tailpipes — and get permits for those emissions.

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