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A Look At America's Election Day 2012 Report Card

Melissa Block talks with Charles Stewart of the Voting Technology Project at MIT about Election Day 2012, how it compared to past Election Days, and how the process could improve for 2016 and beyond.
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Facing Cliff, Obama Tries Again For 'Grand Bargain'

Compromise is suddenly the watchword in Washington, as negotiations over taxes, spending and entitlements begin in advance of the "fiscal cliff." White House officials say the president will stick to his principles but keep his options open.
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Could Widening Petraeus Scandal Affect Policy?

Audie Cornish talks to Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, to see if there are any policy implications behind the scandal involving CIA Director David Petraeus and now Gen. John Allen.
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Some Arizona Counties Still Counting Ballots

The wheels of democracy turn slowly in Arizona. The state is still counting ballots from Election Day in a number of counties — and a number of races hang in the balance.
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Gen. John Allen Pulled Into Petraeus Scandal

The scandal that forced CIA Director David Petraeus to resign last week just got more complicated. The Pentagon revealed on Tuesday that the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, had email communications with a woman connected to the Petraeus case. The FBI referred the Allen emails to the Defense Department's Inspector General. Melissa Block talks to Tom Bowman.
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Nevada Quietly Starts Implementing Obamacare

Since 2011, Nevada has been quietly implementing a state exchange. Although the state joined the lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, its governor said Nevada made a decision to build the exchange on their own. Pauline Bartolone looks at how a Republican governor is implementing the federal health care law.
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Unions, Obama Call For Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

Audie Cornish talks to Mary Kay Henry, president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), about Tuesday's conference call between President Obama and union leaders about the "fiscal cliff." The SEIU and other groups maintain that tax cuts for the middle class must be extended and that richer Americans must pay more taxes. They say the president expressed his support and commitment in their meeting today.

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