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Bidding Adieu To Congressional Trailblazers

The drama over the fiscal cliff and the familiar up-against-a-deadline dysfunction of Congress has largely overshadowed the leave-taking of some Capitol Hill originals. A look at the legacies of Barney Frank, Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, Olympia Snowe, Richard Lugar and Joe Lieberman.

Cliff Deal: What We Learned; What Comes Next

The lessons of the final deal come down to this: Washington is very nearly broken. Next up? Finishing the work this agreement postponed.

'Rum Cliff' And Other Close Shaves In The Tax, Spending Deal

An electric scooter incentive and a credit to Hollywood to encourage U.S.-based movie and television productions are among some of the more obscure breaks in the fiscal cliff deal.

House Approves 'Fiscal Cliff' Measure

The House has followed the Senate, and passed a bipartisan compromise that permanently prevents tax rates from rising on household income below $450,000. It also puts deep spending cuts on hold until March. At the White House, President Obama hailed its passage.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The 113th Congress is sworn in. A fiscal deal is reached, but budget battles over spending and the debt lie ahead. And Secretary of State Clinton is released from the hospital. David Corn of Mother Jones magazine, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and syndicated columnist Michael Gerson join guest host Tom Gjelten to discuss the week's top national stories.


Well, It Is In The Dictionary: Boehner Reportedly Aimed 'F-Bomb' At Reid

As "fiscal cliff" talks grew tense, a certain word was heard at the White House. Of course, it's been said before in Washington.
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Transportation, Education Top McDonnell's 2013 Agenda

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is gearing up for the final General Assembly session of his term as governor, and he hopes to make major strides in the areas of education and transportation. 

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Grosso Sworn In As D.C. Council Member

Wednesday marked the swearing-in ceremony for new and returning members of the D.C. Council, including one fresh face: David Grosso.