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Outgoing Political Mavericks Reflect On Careers

NPR's Neal Conan and Political Junkie Ken Rudin talk with retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), a former Democrat, about the future of moderates in politics. Retiring U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) reflects on the movement he built and the role for Libertarians in the Republican party.
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Obama and Boehner Call It Negotiation; The Rest of Us Are Permitted To Laugh

As the president and House speaker try to lead the nation away from the so-called fiscal cliff, experts in the art of negotiation say they're not impressed. "Much of this process is theater," says one. "I think that now, everyone needs to shut up and get to work."
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Your Turn

New allegations over Mayor Gray's campaign donations, the "fiscal cliff" standoff, Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, the escalating situation in Egypt...let us know what's on your mind. It's Your Turn.

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Time For A 'Black Agenda' In The White House?

President Obama has another four years to pursue his goals. Now, some of the groups who elected him are asking what's in it for them. Host Michel Martin discusses whether the president should pursue a 'black agenda' with The Root's Keli Goff and former Cincinnati Mayor Kenneth Blackwell.
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Obama Starts His Second Term By Bringing Tougher Talk

In his first term, President Obama was criticized as caving to Republicans too early, too often. Since his re-election, he has subtly changed his approach. He's bringing a more aggressive style — but some critics say it's not the best way to find common ground.
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Report: Benghazi 'Talking Points' Watered Down By CIA, Not White House

"Officials from a cross-section of agencies" tell The Wall Street Journal that references to al-Qaida were removed to protect sources. Those sources say the White House did not drive that decision. The wording, used by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, has come under criticism.

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