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Can A 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Be Both In And Out Of Reach? Yes

After President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner's face-to-face meeting, there's talk about an agreement soon being struck. But every such analysis also comes with many caveats.
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D.C. Democratic Committee To Chose Council Member

D.C.'s local Democratic party will meet tonight to choose who will fill an empty seat on the D.C. Council, a process that is drawing criticism from some in the District. 

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How Obama's 2nd Inauguration Will Differ From 1st

Details are emerging about President Obama's inauguration next month. Unlike in 2009, a record-breaking crowd is not expected in Washington, D.C., this coming Inauguration Day. Plus, the festivities are expected to cost less than four years ago.

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Obama, Boehner Meet At White House Over 'Fiscal Cliff'

The closed-door meeting between the two men may be the first positive signs in days that negotiations may be moving forward. Meanwhile, a top Republican said Senate Republicans could agree to higher taxes on the richest Americans if it meant getting a chance to overhaul entitlement programs.
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Baltimore Says, 'Immigrants Welcome'

Baltimore's population has been declining for decades. Now the city is reaching beyond its borders for growth, courting immigrants with new programs and laws. The big question: Will it work?

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Ill. Considers Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

Bipartisan support in the Illinois Senate helped pass legislation that would allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. But critics say granting driving rights to people in the country illegally is putting the cart before the horse.
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Former Senator Appeals To Youth On Deficit Reduction

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin explains Alan Simpson's musical contribution to the debt and deficit crisis.

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