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Senators Call For Return Of Assault Weapon Ban

In light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Daniel Webster of John Hopkins University about the legislative history and debate about the assault weapons ban.
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Fiscal Cliff Talks May Have Hit Breakthrough Moment

President Obama met with House Speaker John Boehner again Monday to resolve the fiscal cliff deadline. As the nation's attention turned to the school shooting in Connecticut, there seemed to be some movement toward a deal. Robert Siegel talks to Tamara Keith.
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DeMint's Replacement Has Had Quick Political Rise

Gov. Nikki Haley has selected Rep. Tim Scott to replace South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who is going to the Heritage Foundation. The choice is full of firsts — Scott will be the only African-American in the Senate, the first black Republican in the Senate in decades, and only the second since Reconstruction. The one-term congressman immediately becomes a national figure, projecting an image with the potential to help Republicans as they struggle to appeal to minority voters.

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