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Obama To Hold White House News Conference

At the White House, President Obama will hold his first East Room news conference since March on Wednesday. He's expected to talk about the nation's fiscal condition, as well as the scandal that has cost him his CIA director.
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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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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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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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At-Large Debate Special: Ethics In D.C. Government

Join Kojo and the WAMU 88.5 news team for a special forum with all six candidates in the special election for an at-large seat on the D.C. Council.

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Petraeus Scandal Raises Concerns About Email Privacy

The FBI review of sensitive email messages between former CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer-mistress Paula Broadwell has been raising big questions about Big Brother. One of them: When can federal law enforcement review a person's private communications?
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Some Early Returns From First Post-Citizens United Election

Political observers are still working through the rubble of the unprecedented $6 billion presidential campaign, but we're getting a steady stream of reaction and analysis.
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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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