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Obama And Boehner Meet Again; 'Fiscal Cliff' Still Looms

President Obama hosted House Speaker John Boehner Thursday, spending nearly an hour together in which they discussed ways to avert the looming "fiscal cliff" of spending cuts and tax hikes that will arrive at the end of 2012. Boehner left the White House at 6 p.m., apparently without reaching a deal.
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Fiscal Cliff Cuts Could Hit Health Care Providers

The budget cuts set to take effect Jan. 1 were designed to be so draconian that they would force a long-term deal to trim the federal deficit. Scott Horsley talks to Robert Siegel about what budget cuts are likely to remain or be added in a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.
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Chronology: The Benghazi Attack And The Fallout

A look at the events surrounding the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and the controversy that followed. An independent panel has found that "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels" in the State Department led to inadequate security.
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Ambassador Rice Asks Not To Be Considered For Secretary Of State

She has been the target of sharp criticism from many Republicans because of what they have charged were misleading statements she made in the days after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
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On 'Fiscal Cliff,' Majority Of Public Sides With Democrats, Pew Poll Says

Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said President Obama is making a "serious effort" to work with Republicans. Just 32 percent said Republicans are making a serious effort to work with the Democratic president.
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How The Rich Feel About Paying More Taxes

Many people earning more than $250,000 a year — the 2 percent — admit they can afford to pay more in taxes. However, they don't necessarily like the idea, especially when they're made to feel like skinflints even though they're already sending significant sums to Washington.
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Friday News Roundup - International

More than 100 nations now back the Syrian rebel coalition. Tensions remain high in Egypt ahead of a draft Constitution referendum. And the European Union wins the Nobel Prize for Peace. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fiscal cliff negotiations appear stuck in neutral. The Fed ties interest rates to jobless numbers. And the Michigan governor signs a “right to work” law. Diane and a panel of guests discuss the week's top domestic stories.

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