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Bloomberg's New Colorado Play: $1 Million For Tax Measure

Less than two months after playing a starring role in two recall elections in Colorado, Michael Bloomberg has contributed $1 million to another campaign in the state. He's backing a ballot measure that would increase income taxes to provide funds for a new public school financing system.
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Obama Responds To European And Congressional Fury Over Spying

President Obama won't say when he learned about American eavesdropping on European allies. Instead, he's talking about a review of U.S. surveillance policy that could lead to new limits on the NSA's eavesdropping authority.
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Health Site Glitches Have At-Risk Democrats Favoring Delay

As Republicans slam the messy rollout of HealthCare.gov, Democrats in conservative states could score political points by supporting an extension of the open enrollment period.
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When You're The President, What Counts As Need To Know?

In both the disastrous roll out of HealthCare.gov and allegations the NSA tapped the cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders, the White House has claimed President Obama had not been informed of the details as they were happening. Robert Siegel talks to David Gergen, former presidential advisor, about what a president needs to know, and how he finds out the information on a daily basis about issues of national security and other realms. Gergen served Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
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Texas Asks Court To Reinstate Abortion Restrictions

The request follows a district court ruling on Monday that found the state's new law unconstitutional and said it imposed an undue burden on women seeking abortions.
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SNAP Benefits On The Line

The House and Senate are meeting again to try to hash out differences over the farm bill, stalled since early summer over SNAP benefits, formerly known as food stamps.

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Obama Aide Apologizes For HealthCare.gov's Troubled Launch

"I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should," the chief of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services tells Americans. She also promises it will be fixed and running smoothly by the end of November. Republicans have their doubts.
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Long Shot Could Play Spoiler Role In Kentucky Senate Race

If Democrat turned independent Ed Marksberry is able to capture even a small percentage of the anti-Mitch McConnell vote, that could spell trouble in a red state where Democrats have little room for error.
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The Moral And Economic Costs Of Slavery

The film "Twelve Years a Slave" is a brutal reminder of the connection between America's early economic success and the North American slave trade. Facing up to the moral and economic cost of slavery.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Begins Prison Term Several Days Early

The former Illinois congressman apparently tried to turn himself in to federal prison officials Monday — but he was four days early, setting off some confusion. The official deadline for his surrender had been set for Friday.

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