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Local Lawmakers Worry About Automatic Cuts

Area lawmakers are concerned that the automatic spending cuts triggered by the supercommittee's failure to reach an agreement could have a disproportionate affect on the D.C. region.

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The Hill: Partisan Strategies After The Supercommittee

More was riding on a supercommittee compromise than just deficit reduction, and Alex Bolton from The Hill points out the strategies from both parties moving forward.

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As GOP Rivals Rise And Fall, Romney Gets A Pass

One candidate after another has auditioned to be the anti-Romney: They have shot to the top of the polls, then fizzled. But all of them have largely declined to attack Mitt Romney, leaving him free to focus on President Obama.

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Online Ads: Spreading Your Message, On A Budget

Most of the videos in the presidential campaign so far have been seen, and distributed, online. They're cheaper for the candidates to produce, and often get picked up by news outlets anyway.
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Postmaster: Postal Service In Dire Financial Straits

On Monday, U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appealed to Congress to help him reform the Postal Service, but he rejected the bills that have passed House and Senate committees. He says they don't address the big picture.
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Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut In N.H.

President Obama campaigned in New Hampshire Tuesday, stressing the dire consequences if Congress fails to extend the payroll tax cut. On the same day, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney purchased air time in the state for his first TV ad of the campaign: an attack on Obama's management of the economy. Robert Siegel talks with NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley.
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The National Debt: What The Left And Right Agree On

The supercommittee failed. But when it comes to long-term U.S. debt, the left and right agree. A lot.
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In Gingrich's Past, A Lesson On Ambition

The former House speaker began his career as a history professor at West Georgia College. "He thought he could have some kind of impact, to get kids to think," says a friend and former colleague. "But he really wanted to get into politics."
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Seven More Years In Prison For Blagojevich Adviser Tony Rezko

The real estate developer, who also once raised money for then-state candidate Barack Obama, was convicted of fraud and other charges.

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