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Meet The New GOP, Same As The Old GOP?

There has been no dearth of post-election Republican self-flagellation. But the party is still sorting out solutions, wrangling over whether its problems lie in its positions on issues ranging from immigration to women's reproductive health, or simply in its sales job with the voting public.
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What Are They Smoking In Seattle? Check Out Police Dept.'s Guide To Pot Use

With possession of small amounts of pot about to be decriminalized in Washington State, Seattle's finest went to the Web to explain what's going to happen. Bilbo and Gandalf from Lord of the Rings help set the cool mood.
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Goat Chases Paper Boy Up A Tree

In Utah, a bully goat named Voldemort butted a paper boy off his bike, and the 14 year old climbed up a tree to hide out for a little while. During that time his parents reported him missing.
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BP Pleads Guilty, Will Pay $4 Billion In Criminal Penalties For Gulf Oil Spill

Eleven people were killed and one of the largest environmental disasters in history happened after an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded in 2010.
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Should Taxpayers Rebuild Sandy-Stricken Northeast?

President Obama travels to New York Thursday to get a first hand look at the continuing recovery efforts and lingering damage from Hurricane Sandy. Damage and lost economic activity from the storm have been estimated as high as $50 billion. State officials and lawmakers from the affected region say they intend to tap the federal government for as much assistance as possible.
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Obama Holds First Post-Election News Conference

President Obama continues to insist that any agreement to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff next year must include higher taxes on the wealthy. But Obama left the door open to structuring that tax increase in various ways. He's hoping to strike a bargain with congressional Republicans that would prevent a broader tax hike on the middle class that could send the country back into recession.
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Republicans: How To Attract The Next Generation?

Sixty percent of the under 30 crowd went for President Obama in last week's presidential election. That number is nearly twice what Mitt Romney got from the same group. The total has many in the GOP worried.
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Petraeus Paramour Loses Security Clearance

Paula Broadwell, the woman at the center of the scandal that cost CIA director David Petraeus his job, has lost her military security clearance. FBI and military investigators are trying to determine whether Broadwell had classified information she was not entitled to see.

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