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Giffords Makes A Tearful Farewell

Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords took to the House floor Wednesday one last time to say good-bye, for now, to her colleagues. It was an emotional scene as she handed in her resignation, a little more than a year after being gravely injured in an assassination attempt.
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Illinois' Quinn Pressured To Roll Back Tax Increase

Last year this time, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was pushing a big income tax increase to help balance the state's budget. This year, Quinn is being pressured to roll part of that increase back. But the state is still months behind in paying its bills, with a pension shortfall looming.
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Ron Paul: Steadily, 'Our Numbers Are Growing'

In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Ron Paul talked about everything from civil rights to a graduated tax.
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Keystone Pipeline's Connection To Payroll Taxes? It's Up For Debate

The White House says it makes no sense to link the controversial pipeline's fate to an extension of the payroll tax cut. Republicans say both issues are about jobs.
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Cheh To Talk Rats, Rush Limbaugh On Kojo

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will have a chance to respond on-air to criticisms of her and the District's animal control policies Thursday.

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GOP Candidates Gear Up Sunshine State Campaigns

Florida's GOP primary has become a battleground for the four remaining Republican hopefuls in the 2012 presidential race. The state's size and population are much larger than other primary states', and TV advertising is expected to play its largest role yet in the campaign.
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Virginia Senate Stumbles Over Judge Elections

The Virginia legislature ground to a halt Tuesday after Democrats and Republicans came to an impasse over the election of two new judges.

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Republican, Democrat SOTU Seatmates React To Obama

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address of his four-year term. It largely focused on growing the nation's economy. Host Michel Martin talks with two members of Congress who sat next to each other during the address: Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif.

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